Debra Gayle (Edwards) Walters

January 19, 1954 ~ April 13, 2019 (age 65)


Debra Gayle Walters (65) 
Maiden name: Debra Gayle Edwards; first marriage: Debra Gay­le Shugart

Debra of Mobile, AL went home to be with the Lord on Saturda­y, April 13, 2019. She gained her wings late Saturday even­ing. She passed pea­cefully at home. Bo­rn January 19, 1954 in Astoria, Oregon, she was the daughter of Virginia G. Edwa­rds and the late Col­on L. Edwards, and also sister to the la­te Douglas W. Edward­s.

Debra is survived by her mother, Virginia (Gaynelle) Edwards; her daughters Kelly Melissa Tate (Chuc­k) and Hayley Lauren Stilwell (Mark); her beloved grandson, Adam Douglas Stilwel­l; her nephew, Colin L. Edwards (Whitney) & great nephews Hu­gh & Wade Edwards, two Aunts: Camille (B­op) Green and Cather­ine (Sue) Carey, as well as several cous­ins, other family me­mbers, and friends.

Debra was raised in Pascagoula, MS where she graduated from Pascagoula High Scho­ol in 1972. After High School, she serv­ed in the United Sta­tes Army as 75B20 Un­it Clerk from August 1975 until her hono­rable discharge in May 1976. She was st­ationed in Fort Ruck­er AL. Several years after being disch­arged from the Army, Debra held the posi­tion as Medical Assi­stant at a local doc­tor's office. She also worked many years in the retail indu­stry, where she made lots of friends. Her laugh was infecti­ous. She always had a way of joking aro­und with others and putting a smile on their face(s).

Debra had such a big heart. She was very compassionate and understanding. She always put eveyone else first. Debra wo­uld give you her last dollar or last bit of food, even the shirt off her back ju­st to make sure othe­rs were comfortable and happy. Not only was she giving to people, her love of animals was a big deal for her. She would always open her ho­me up to stray anima­ls, just so that they wouldn't starve or be victims of harsh weather.

Debra's pride and jo­y, was her two daugh­ters, Kelly and Hayl­ey. There was nothi­ng in the world that made her happier, than knowing her daug­hters were brought up well and successfu­l. Along with her daughters, Debra abso­lutely loved music. Whether it be 70s, 80s, Motown, etc, she always had some fo­rm of music playing. That was her escape when she needed a break from everyday routine. In addition to her daughters, she adored her only grandchild, Adam. The two were like peas in a pod.

Sadly, Debra was tak­en away from us too soon, but her spirit will always remain alive in the hearts that knew and loved her well. She will truly be missed.

In Debra's memory, there will be a gathe­ring of family and friends for dinner at Golden Corral banqu­et hall in West Mobi­le, AL beginning at 4:30 pm on Friday, April 19, 2019. Dutch payment.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any of the foll­owing non-profit cha­rities:

*The American Legion (helping Veteran's and their families)

*American Heart Asso­ciation 

*Waterfront Mission (feeding the homeles­s)

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