Debra “Debbie” Jean Smith, 61, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Denny Sneed and Mr. Kay Litterell officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the funeral home.
Debbie was born on November 8, 1956 in Borger, Texas to Earl Randall and Lou Ella Stafford Smith. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Borger. Debbie loved helping kids and worked as a paraprofessional at Crocket Elementary. She enjoyed the rodeo and western things, Willie Nelson and George Strait. Nothing brought more joy to her life than being with her nieces and nephews and their children.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jimmie Smith and her beloved border collie, Andy.
Survivors include her sister, Carla Gilchrest and husband Cecil of Tuttle, Oklahoma; brother, Joe Dale Smith and wife Lisa of Fritch; sister-in-law, Debbie Smith; nieces, Stacey Smith of Dumas, Christie Newby and husband Don of Duma s, Jennifer Anderson and husband Jared, Jessika Sanders and husband Johnny all of Fritch; nephews, Lee Gilchrest and wife Jennifer of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Terry Gilchrest and wife Sherrie of Yukon, Oklahoma, James Smith and wife Tiffany of Dumas, Zeb Smith of Borger, Matt Smith and wife Megan of Stinnett, Cody Smith and wife Angel of Fritch; special great nephew, Zane Smith; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Sorry for your loss she was so sweet to me when I was substitute teaching. Helping with whatever I needed to do when I had a problem with a student. She will be missed.
Chuck & Donna LitterellBorger, TX
Debbie, You always made me feel loved and accepted. I imagine you're enjoying time with our moms right now. I can just see you smiling.
Vicki StebbinsMoore, OK
Denny and I were both impressed with her gentleness. She was always such an encouragement to us and to others. Her kind & loving ways and her sweet smile will be sorely missed.
Linda SneedBorger, TX
I had the honor and privilege of knowing, loving, and working with this precious lady. Her love for her family and her Crockett kids showed in her smile when she spoke of them. I am proud to call her my sweet friend.
Laura ScottCameron, OK
Debbie was a beautiful person with a sweet, sweet spirit. I loved working with her at school. I will miss her but will always have precious memories of our friendship. I pray her family will receive God’s peace which surpasses all understanding.
Rose BorenLubbock, TX
Debbie was an amazing person and a precious friend. She will be missed by many.
Teresa BodeyBorger, TX
I am so sadden to hear of the passing of my dear friend....we were best friends in High School, and I thought the world of her and her family. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Sharon StidhamHartley, TX
Debbie is gone but will never be forgotten.
She was my best friend and little sister for 50 years.
I love her and The Smith Family dearly.
Gay StaffordTroy, TX
I never remember Debbie without a smile. Although we were not close friends, we knew each other all of our lives. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara Hernandez
Barbara Meyer HernandezBorger, TX
Love is love love is strength love can hold many of thangs love is my heart love is my life and to your family i hope that yall can love her like she was still alive
Madison chambersBorger, TX
Sorry to hear about Debbie.Love and prayers for all the family.
Glayde & Mary WintersIrving, TX
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved sister. Please know our thoughts n prayers are with you.
Rick &Glenda ChesterAmarillo, TX
I love you
Don and Christi Newbydumas, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family.
Teresa Lowery FleuryGalveston, TX
Debbie was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Her smile and sweet spirit brought joy to so many. She will be missed. Fly high with the angels Debbie.
Darla KellerAmarillo, TX
I'm so sorry for the loss of Debbie. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed.
Jill PaulsonBorger, TX
I am so sad to know that your not here with us now, but believe your in a better place..I will miss your smiling face and greetings in the morning!
I know that I just met you this school year but I'm in tears right now cause you were an awesome person that I enjoyed talking to and was just getting to know better.
Kerrie ReamBorger, TX
I am so sorry to hear. Prayers of comfort and strength for all the family.
Cathy HuntBorger, TX