The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at First Salem Baptist Church, 191 Twin Church Rd., Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in Harrison Chapel Church Cemetery, Tom Adam Road, Highway 224 Montezuma, Georgia.
Debra was born March 2, 1963 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to Emmett Smith and Annette Marie Martin Smith. She was a 1981 graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. She attended Fort Valley State University, where she pursued a degree in Early Childhood Development.
She was employed with Dooly County, Crisp County, and Macon County Head Start. At an early age she became a member of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church where she received her Christian training. She was over the Youth Department and church custodian.
Survivors are two children, Shemeka Dean, Warner Robins, Georgia and Maurice Smith, (Allegra) Montezuma, Georgia; her parents, Emmett and Annette Martin Smith, Montezuma, Georgia, two grandchildren, Eric Edmond and Ameenah Smith, both of Montezuma, Georgia; four siblings, Emmitt C. Smith and Danny Smith, (Lashunda), all of Montezuma, Georgia, Michele Smith, Warner Robins, Georgia and Micheal Smith (Katiece), Spanaway Washington; aunts and uncles, Roberta Stockner (James) and Mary Hill, all of Naples, Florida, Alice Carswell, (Charles), Tampa, Florida, Nissie Felton, Addie Mae Martin, Rudine Martin, Merlene Smith, Christine Hinton and Janie Mae Smith, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Pearlene Harvey, (Willie Gene), Rochester, New York, Lucille Cullers (Johnny), Florida, and Herman Smith, Dooly County, Georgia; great uncle, William Haugabook, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
- Brenda (Kaye) Canady(Tuesday, November 26 13 12:33 am EST)
To the Smith family....My most heart-felt sympathy in the passing of your daughter, mother, sister, etc. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Mrs.Jacquelyn Abram Rumph(Wednesday, November 20 13 12:35 pm EST)
Shemeka and Maurice as I looked through the site searching for Bryant Harris Funeral time, I came upon your Mother's Obituary and was sadden to see it. May God Bless and keep you as the days come and go through the years.Please know that I care.
- Courtney James Watkins(Monday, November 11 13 05:00 pm EST)
With sincere sympathy!
- SARA CLEMONS(Monday, November 11 13 03:53 pm EST)
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW DEEPLY SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOSS.MAY THESE WORDS HELP EXPRESS THE MANY THOUGHTS OF DEEP SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES THAT GO OUT TO YOU DURING YOUR TIME OF LOSS.
MAY THE PEACE WHICH COMES FROM THE CHERISHED MEMORIES OF LOVE FROM [DEBRA] COMFORT YOU.
- Elaine Nealy(Sunday, November 10 13 05:29 pm EST)
Ms. Debra, you will be missed from your earthly home. God always knows best. Deepest Sympathy to the family. We will always love you. Elaine Nealy & family, Mrs. Hattie Nealy, Webster County, Georgia
- Bennie Duncan III & Family(Friday, November 08 13 02:13 pm EST)
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.
- Martha Ann Sanders, Atlanta, Georgia(Thursday, November 07 13 03:17 pm EST)
My cousin, There is no doubt in my mind that on Sunday, November 3, 2013 our "Lord and Savior" said to you "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ May You Rest In Peace my Cousin, Martha Ann Sanders.
- Ms Bobbie Linwood and Family(Thursday, November 07 13 08:14 am EST)
May God be with your hearts... for I do know that he is mindful of you all. To Shameka and also her brother...I just want to say that I pray your hearts snd minds be comforted at this time of such a great loss.
- yvonne tillad(Thursday, November 07 13 01:44 am EST)
Sorry for our lost. Will miss you. your cousin Yvonne Tillard
- Ophelia Waters & Family(Wednesday, November 06 13 01:45 pm EST)
In an old English churchyard there is an inscription "who plucked that flower" cried the gardener as he walked through the garden his fellow servant answered "The MASTER" and the gardener held his peace. A beautiful flower Ms.Debra Smith, treasure her LORD in YOUR garden of rest for when on earth she was one of the best R.I.P.---love you
- Peggie Martin Davis(Wednesday, November 06 13 12:28 pm EST)
After so much pain and suffering cousin I know that you have finally been healed.Praise God. I will miss you. REST , REST, REST.
- Felicia Martin(Wednesday, November 06 13 10:27 am EST)
May the peace of God embrace you at this very difficult time. Del will be greatly missed. Our family lost one of it's angels here on earth, but we now have another one watching over us from above. Be strong in the Lord....