In Memory of






Obituary for Deborah Claudine "Boogie" Elmandorf (Watson)

On February 6, 2023, Deborah Claudine Watson Elmandorf was called home to be with her Heavenly Father at her daughter’s residence in Greenbush, Virginia. She was born August 28, 1951 to the late Samuel Floyd Bagwell and Nancy Lee Watson in Nassawadox, Virginia.

“Boogie,” as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and was a 1970 graduate of Mary N. Smith High School. She was employed at the Accomack County Nursing Home as the head cook until 1998. Boogie later became a substitute teacher for Accomack County Public Schools. In 2007, she took on a new role as grandmother. She spent her days caring for and loving her grandkids; they were her pride and joy.

At an early, Boogie joined Adams United Methodist Church in Parksley, Virginia. As a youth, she sang on the youth choir. As an adult, she assisted with the youth choir, Vacation Bible School, and served on the kitchen committee.

In her leisure, Boogie enjoyed watching Judge Mathis, People’s Court, and Love & Marriage Huntsville, Word Search, and Catering with K’s Catering.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil Watson, Victoria Watson, and Tabathia Bagwell.

She is survived by her husband, Sylvester; daughter, Tyki; grandchildren who were the apple of her eye, KyShaun and KyMiah; five sisters, Thelma of New Castle, DE, Rhonda (Art) of Philadelphia, PA, Gwendolyn of Washington, DC, Stacy of Oxon Hill, MD, and Carlotta of Bethesda, MD; four brothers, Calvin (Joan) of Troy, NY, Keith of Accomac, VA, Vaughn, Jr. and Oscar “Pop,” both of Parksley, VA; two stepsisters, Yvonne of Snow Hill, MD and Debbie of Parksley, VA; one stepbrother, Mervin of Snow Hill, MD; one aunt, Maggie Bagwell of Parksley, VA; godson, DeAndre (Latifah) Burton of Belgium; two brothers-in-law, Gregory and Andrew, both of Glassboro, NJ ; one sister-in-law, Donell (Terry) of NJ; mother-in-law, Mary Della Fisher of Glassboro, NJ; a nephew she raised as her son, TreVaughn Topping; a cousin who was like a brother, Chico Ayers; an adopted brother, Dwaine Hargis; special friend, Curtis Dix; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Lovingly and sorrowfully submitted,
The Family