OBITUARY

Debra Hawkins Whaley

May 6, 1953June 1, 2020
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Debra Hawkins Whaley, 67, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at her home in Clinton. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM followed by a committal service at Lakewood Memorial Park at noon.

Debra was born on May 6, 1953 in Jackson, MS. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, beloved sister, and devoted caregiver to her mother.

Debra is preceded in death by her father, David L. Hawkins. She is survived by her children, Robert Mahaffey (Penny), Victoria LaRose (Louis), and Alice Schonewitz (Jeff); mother, Joan Eastwood Hawkins; siblings, Cheri Bullard (Gary), Dr. Alan Hawkins (Gail); Pamela Mitchell (Woodie), Daynelle Lee (Ken), and Flo Gaskill, Bonnie Cocuzza, Vicci Hall (Jeff), and Shonda Medwatz; grandchildren, Laurel Mahaffey, Sydni Mahaffey, Mason Manuel, Isabella Manuel, Brooks LaRose, Curtis Martin, Kristen Martin, Brody Schonewitz and Ryland Schonewitz; and one great granddaughter, Lola Martin.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

Memories

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Connie Reinart

June 11, 2020

I miss you, Debra. You were always a wonderful friend . I picture you so happy, today, with our Lord. I will never forget you, my friend. One day I will see you again. You are loved.

Lunda Eastwood Ernst

June 8, 2020

Dear Debra,

It has been a while since I last saw you. I remember that you were so lovely- inside and out. I found out June 6 - the day of your funeral, that you had passed. It seems far to young for that to happen to you. I hold you dearly in my heart and bless you.

Eternal Rest grant her O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.”

Your cousin, Lynda

Tiffaney Manning Gregorich

June 2, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your mom! I spent three years of my life with your amazing family. I loved your mom so much! She will always have a special place in my heart. Robert & Tori no words can stop the pain and sadness you both are feeling, but one thing I know for sure is she loved her kids & her family! (((( Hugs)))) Praying for you all!!

Love,
Tiffaney Manning Gregorich

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Biography

Debra Hawkins Whaley, 67, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at her home in Clinton. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM followed by a committal service at Lakewood Memorial Park at noon.

Debra was born on May 6, 1953 in Jackson, MS. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, beloved sister, and devoted caregiver to her mother.

Debra is preceded in death by her father, David L. Hawkins. She is survived by her children, Robert Mahaffey (Penny), Victoria LaRose (Louis), and Alice Schonewitz (Jeff); mother, Joan Eastwood Hawkins; siblings, Cheri Bullard (Gary), Dr. Alan Hawkins (Gail); Pamela Mitchell (Woodie), Daynelle Lee (Ken), and Flo Gaskill, Bonnie Cocuzza, Vicci Hall (Jeff), and Shonda Medwatz; grandchildren, Laurel Mahaffey, Sydni Mahaffey, Mason Manuel, Isabella Manuel, Brooks LaRose, Curtis Martin, Kristen Martin, Brody Schonewitz and Ryland Schonewitz; and one great granddaughter, Lola Martin.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.