Slain Georgia woman Debbie Collier remembered as beloved matriarch 'filled with joy and beauty'

Georgia real estate office manager Debbie Collier’s son is speaking out for the first time after his mother’s shocking death earlier this month, as investigators race to find a suspect.
"[I] am writing to request respect and privacy during the darkest and most harrowing time for my family," Bearden wrote.
"I have been incredibly hurt and disturbed by some of the reporting and information shared regarding the investigation into my mother’s death."
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"I will never be able to fully articulate the loss of my mother and what she meant to me," Bearden said Saturday.
She went through life recognizing the beauty and grace in everything she saw and experienced around her."
Collier worked as a real estate office manager with Carriage House Realty in her hometown of Athens, Georgia.
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Collier was generous throughout the holidays, he added, and each year, "would shower her family with thoughtful gifts and gestures."
Again, that is why I am asking you to please respect our privacy while we learn to cope and adjust with our loss."
Anyone with information on Collier’s case is asked to contact Habersham Sheriff’s Investigators Cale Garrison or George Cason at 706-839-0559 or 706-839-0560, respectively.