Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories. May Almighty God help you through this time.

Posted by A friend   February 24, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   February 17, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2020

May Debbie's family find some comfort in this time of loss. She was a social justice warrior who will be missed.

Posted by Carolyn Grimstead - New York, NY - acquaintance   February 11, 2020

At some point during our first year of law school at Fordham a few of us had privately nicknamed Professor Batts "Debbie Deb". One day, one of the students was feeling particularly happy to see her and he blurted out "Debbie Deb!" Those of us within earshot froze...cringing internally...stunned that he had revealed our secret nickname. Next thing, Professor Batts' face was completely enveloped by that amazing smile of hers and, with that, the (no longer secret) name became official. She was as kind and inspirational as she was cool. And to me, she was the coolest professor ever. RIP Debbie Deb.

Posted by Laura Blackman - New Orleans, LA - student   February 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your trailblazing work. May love and comfort be with the family.

Posted by Clara    February 10, 2020

RIP Debbie. Condolences to the entire family. #209.

Posted by Carlena Saunders - Philadelphia, PA   February 09, 2020


Posted by Alishia    February 08, 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy. May the Batts' family gain strength and comfort that comes from the God who cares for us all.

Posted by A friend   February 08, 2020

May the family and friends Ms Batt of peace at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 07, 2020

Debbie and I were house residents/tutors at Radcliffe way back when. Debbie was at Coggeshall and I was down the street at 60 Walker. Although she was at the Law School and I walked in the opposite direction to the Yard, we had terrific interactions and some good laughs from time to time. I also saw her a few times in New York early in her corporate career. I had always hoped our paths would cross again, but alas, no. She will always live vividly in my memory. What accomplishments and what a superb human being! To her family, friends and colleagues, please accept my deepest condolences. You were so fortunate to have her in your lives.

Posted by Gayle Pemberton - Northampton, MA   February 06, 2020

I did not know her as the outstanding jurist that she was. i knew her as the cheerful always smiling neighbor. I have been so sad-I will miss you. We all will miss you.

Posted by jody greco - new york, NY - neighbor   February 06, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. My heartfelt condolences to her spouse and other family members, especially my dear neighbor Mercedes. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Katherine Persky - New York, NY - acquaintance   February 06, 2020

My condolences to Deborah Batts family and friends.May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time and beyond.

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2020

Debbie was a dear and wonderful person. Our deepest sympathies to Gwen and family. Love, Bonnie & Mike

Posted by Michael Small - North Potomac, MD   February 06, 2020

To family and friends of Deborah Batts, May the God of all comfort, who searches all hearts, may he lift and strengthen your grieving hearts. May his loving promise comfort and sustain you now and in the days to come.

Posted by David C    February 06, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Batts family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2020

Debbie will be deeply missed. She made the world a better place.

Posted by Diane & Kate Benison - Plymouth, MA - friend   February 05, 2020

We are heartbroken at the passing of our cousin Deborah Batts. She was a wonderful, kind, incredible person who was both prominent in public life as she was in private life. We will miss her. Condolences to Gwen and the entire Batts Family.

Posted by Danny and Nancy Kahn - Upper Saddle River, NJ - family   February 05, 2020

Deborah was one of the leading lights in our Harvard Law School Class. It was a most memorable honor for me to be present as her portrait was unveiled at the Law School in 2001. Her remarkable career and her warmth and compassion will long be remembered by all who knew her. May her memory be a blessing for all of us who were blessed to know and admire her.

Posted by James Schuyler - Richmond, VA - classmate   February 05, 2020

Sorry to hear of the loss.

Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   February 05, 2020

Dear Alix and Jamie and Debbies loved ones,
What shocking news! My heart and love goes out to you all. I will miss her smile and wisdom. What a terrific human being. It was a privilege to know her.

Posted by Ursula DeGallo - Sarasot, FL - friend   February 04, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences to the Batts Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your hearts with loving kindness, peace and strength as you cope with Judge Batts passing as each difficult day goes by.

Posted by BRY - CA   February 04, 2020