Debra “Debbie” Renee Smith Brooks
Debra “Debbie” Renee Smith Brooks, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House after an extended illness.
She was born Tuesday, August 14, 1956, in Alexander County, to the late Marvin Ranie Smith and Betty Jo Carrigan Smith. She was employed as a cafeteria worker in the Alexander County School System and also worked for Daniel’s Wood Carving for nine years.
Debbie was a standing member of Community Christian Fellowship Church. She loved the Humane Society and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by her sister, Lisa Lynn Smith Sipe.
Debbie is survived by a daughter, Betty “Anjelique” Brooks; two grandchildren, Trinity Skye Laws and Chloe Nevaeh Laws; cousin who was like a daughter, Jenny Hammer; and special lifelong friends, Debra Wells and Kim Hammer.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the “No Kill Shelter” of your choice, The Humane Society, 3224 20th Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Rest in peace Debbie. I didn’t even know you were sick
Debbie was one of the most dedicated woman I have ever known. What made her laugh and smile the most, was talking about her granddaughters!!! The lunches at school were awesome. Her three “four-legged furry companions” at home were Leroy, Coco, and Misty. They were always there to laugh and cry with. She was also a Nascar Fan!! She watched them, she met them, she had memorabilia that you wouldn’t have believed. All of this to say, that DEBBIE ENJOYED LIFE!!!
These are all “Earthly” things. Her faith in God was her ROCK!!! She shared Jesus with EVERYONE she met. Her “Church Family” were her “Family of Choice”. We ALL have both a “Given and a Chosen” Family. BOTH WERE THE SPARKLE IN HER EYES AND THE BOUNCE IN HER STEPS!!! You will be MISSED, my Sister, but NEVER FORGOTTEN. No more tears. Healthy and Whole and IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD!!!
Debbie and I were closed Friends when we were around 14 years old. We spent the night at each other’s homes and we went to movie theaters together and laughed so much. I would run into her every once in a blue moon and it was always a hug and another sparkle of memories of close days we had together as best friends. Even if we went our own ways, we never forgot each other. So, it is with regret, that I never knew that she had been ill and so my Heart and Prayers go out to the Family. She was one of a Kind. And, will never be forgotten.