La Grande Cabane de Georgia

Grande La Presidente


Debra Coody
Cabane 280

I was born in Winder, Georgia and moved to Macon, Georgia when I was 5 years old. I graduated from McEvoy High School in 1970. I married my first and last blind date, Jimmy Coody, in 1972. Jimmy is an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War. We currently reside in Warner Robins, Georgia. We have 2 grown daughters and 1 granddaughter. One of our daughters is in the Air Force and is stationed in Minot, North Dakota.

               I retired with 30 years from AT&T in 2004. Within 4 months, I moved into an entirely new career as a Victim’s Advocate for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office C.A.R.E. Cottage. The job was supposed to be a temporary 3 year position. I retired from the Sheriff’s Office 11 years later in 2015. I am a Nationally Accredited Victim’s Advocate and I still keep up with trainings to retain my accreditation.

               I have been a member of the La Femmes for 45 continuous years. I like to say that when I married Jimmy, I married into the La Femmes. As a Dame, I have served my Locale as La Correspondante, La Conducteur, La Guarde de La Porte, La Sous Presidente, and La Presidente (multiple terms), as well as multiple chairmanships. I have served the Grande as Grande Cheminot, Trophy and Awards Chairman (multiple times), Carville Star Chairman, La Commis Dame, La Garde de La Porte, La Conducteur, and La Sous Presidente (4 terms). I am now serving as the newly installed Grande Presidente de Georgia.