Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Debra Lynne Looney

May 30, 1957June 8, 2020

Debra (Debi) Lynne Looney, age 63, passed away on Monday June 8, 2020 in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Debra was born on May 30, 1957 in Detroit, Mi to the late Eugene and Eva Gaines. Debi worked at GM Lake Orion Assembly plant (VQQ). She loved people and animals, she loved God, she loved music, and mostly she loved her family with all her heart. She is survived by her 3 children: Michelle (William) Garland from Romulus, MI, Brian (Mandy) Looney from Los Angeles, CA, Trisha Stoos from Kansas City, MO, and step-daughter Donna Looney from Commerce, MI. Her 15 grandchildren: Alyssa, Tyler, Justin, Austin, Logan, Skylyn, Isis, Autumn, Morgan, Zoe, Joey, Lyric, Mikailah, Anna, and Timmy. Debi was the youngest of 6 children, she is proceeded in death by her oldest sister, Bonnie Henderson. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Allen, her brother, John (Sandy) Gaines, her sister, Judi (Dwight) McLaughlin, and brother, Douglas Gaines. She has many cousins, nieces, and nephews too. A memorial service will be set for a later date.


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Debra Lynne Looney

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Lyric Courser

June 18, 2020

When I was a little girl and you and papa had his garage I remember you guys working on a car and you singing with him, then you opened the drawer and took out 25 cents and got me the variety of candy. I remember you being in my life and you will live on in my memory and heart for eternity you may be gone but you live on in all of our hearts. Thank you for being a part of my life I love you Nana Debi we will meet again

Michelle Garland

June 18, 2020

Words cannot express what I'm feeling in my heart 😥 She was my mom, and one of my best friends!, when she passed she took a huge part of my heart with her, and my life will never be the same 😥💔 She was definitely a very outspoken and spunky woman, one of the realist people I've ever known, but she was also a sensitive and very loving woman that would give you the shirt off her back. I am comforted in knowing that she is with God in Heaven now and is not sick anymore!, I am so heartbroken she is not here physically any longer, but nothing can ever take away all of my amazing memories with her! I'm so blessed to have been able to spend her last holidays this past year with her and my family ♡♡ She may be gone but will NEVER be forgotten!! I miss you and love you so much Mom ❤❤ Love your daughter, Michelle

Katherine Taylor

June 16, 2020

Hello my name is Katherine Taylor. I worked with Deb at the Orion plant. I got word of her passing from a coworker last week. I was speechless & completely blown away. I began to think about her & wept. Debbie was a friend of mine that I thanked God he placed in my life. She was like an angel out of nowhere. She looked out for me when I needed a friend the most. She never judge me or ask questions that was too personal, She always said I’m asking Kathy because I care & I love you. I respected her for her honesty. I am a shell of a person that don’t gravitate to people too quickly. But with deb, She grew on me instantly. I put my guard down & rolled with it. I’m so happy that I did because she was just what I needed & God knew it. She was genuine, raw & uncut. A spiritual person that believed in the power of God with all her might. She almost made me feel like she could read my mind because she would walk up to me & say it’s ok Kat, trust god & pray. I did just that too. We shared “a lot” of conversation in the short time I rode to & from work in her
“yellow mobil” she called Betsy. We would sing, cry, laugh pray, encouraged one another and most of all we hugged and said we loved each other throughout the day at work & before I got out the car. Her smile n spunkiness was infectious. I played music at work & she would dance. She was a straight forward person with lots of wisdom. She told me she’s a private person that’s not perfect that like her space But love people, I respected that as well. When I was not at work she checked on me & I in return would do the same. We were silly around each other sometimes with a motto “U only live once so live NOW”! We always talk about “moments” & what was most important to both of us...family. My family sends our deepest condolences to the family of Debbie Looney. She was truly a phenomenal woman that will be missed by so many. May god blessed you all during this time. Kathy Taylor & family

Judi McLaughlin

June 13, 2020

Debbie was my sister, my confidant and buddy, who lived with us the last 3 years. I’ll miss her coming out of her room and the silly things we talked about to make us laugh. Everything was just so sudden, like I blinked and she was gone. I’m lost and heartbroken. Rest in the arms of Jesus Bebs and know you will never be forgotten.

Lisa McKarnen

June 12, 2020

So sorry for the family's loss. Debi was a great union rep, co worker and friend. I will miss her gift for gab and our daily talks. I will miss you Debi!

UAW Local 5960 Vice President Gerald Lang

June 10, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family.
I will fondly remember our conversations and the great work she did on behalf of her co-workers.