By Rick Badie, AJC
Deborah Sullivan brought a passion and concern to her profession that infected co-workers as well as the senior citizens she tried to help.
Ann Paul saw that same passion when she hired Ms. Sullivan as marketing director for Sunrise Assisted Living Center of Decatur. At the time, it was located in a trailer at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairmont Road. Providers at other Sunrise locations tapped Ms. Sullivan as their mentor.
Deborah Whalen Sullivan, 60, of Atlanta, died of a suspected heart attack on May 10 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atlanta. H.M. Patterson, Spring Hill, is in charge of arrangements.