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Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Debbie Diane Hakes

May 30, 1959June 29, 2019
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Debbie Varnell Hakes, 60, found peace Saturday, June 29, 2019. She was born in Knoxville, TN on May 30, 1959 to Ray Varnell and the late Lorraine Nelson Varnell. She was the most loving momma and mamaw. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She had an unbridled addiction to donating to charities. She had a gracious heart and taught her children to love. She will be forever grateful for her daughter, Chasity, who was able to dedicate all of her time during her momma’s long journey of health issues. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Varnell and mother-in-law, Joyce Ferraiuolo. She is survived by her father, Ray Varnell (Cindy); brothers, Jeff and Steve Varnell; daughters, Chasity Egan (Mike), Kristin Reed (Shane); son, Ricky Hakes (Aleisha); grandchildren, Jenna Egan and Kensley Kirby; father of her babies, Richard Hakes and the rest of her blended family. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike. Graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Debbie loved plants and in her honor the family requests plants instead of flowers. Condolences may be offered at www.highlandmemorialknoxville.com

Berry Highland Memorial 5315 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Memories

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Linda Ferraiuolo

July 2, 2019

Debbie was the greatest person any one could know .Always smiling ,happy an would help anyone. She was the best sister in law .I loved her So much .I loved it when she lived in Jersey .Wish I could be there .
Just want your babies to know they had the best momma ever. Never forget what a loving person she was.
I love my niece's ,nephew ,great niece's and Mike for being there for all. Love you co

Aleisha Gates

July 2, 2019

Momma Debbie where do I even begin. My heart is breaking in a million pieces right now and even more so for Ricky, Kris, and Chas. You loved me when maybe I wasn’t the most lovable, you showed me strength and compassion for many many years, you loved my babies and they loved you so much. You gave me the best man I could ever ask for and a family who is always there for one another in good times and bad. You had the kindest heart and always knew just what to say. You were a fighter and so strong willed. My life has been changed forever I will never forget you and the things you have taught me. I love you so much Rest In Paradise my loaner momma

Krystal McKenzie

July 2, 2019

Oh Mama Hakes where do I begin? When God created you he gave the world the rarest of gems. You had the biggest heart and love for anyone that came into your life, you would give your last dime to someone even if you needed it more. There are not enough words to describe how much you are loved and how much you will be missed. I will never forget your smile, your voice and the way you would tell me and Chasity to stop making you laugh before you pee yourself. I love you, I miss you and this world is now a little darker without you.

Mike Egan

July 2, 2019

You have been a great influence on my life, you blessed me with a great daughter, and daughter in law and brother in law. I am sure you will watch over us and remember you said my time was coming honey it's coming. so find a way for that to make that happen so i can give Chasity and Jenna a better life. You will be dearly missed. I am sure you seen it the other day, i could not even run down the road riding the routes you, Chasity and I would take (going around our asses to get to a elbow) and I was crying like a baby. You have been a big part of my life and memories so many for the last 25 years and little before. Thank you for excepting me 24 years ago your heart is huge. Until i see you again and help me help your daughter get through today give the me peace i need to be strong for everyone today (i not doing to good) and Ricky said he cant bury me next, my heart is also broken. Love you Debbie (mom)

Vera Morris

July 1, 2019

I am so going to miss your kisses and hugs. Your journey in my life has touched my heart to be honored in many ways to know your family. The love you showed and treated everyone like family. You will always be dear to my heart forever. Till we meet again in the presence of our Lord. I love you Debbie!❤

Kim Kirby

June 30, 2019

RIP and fly high! Such a beautiful spirit and loving person. Never a negative word to say. Undying love for her kids. Thank you for showing me the kind of person I want to be. You will be missed and forever loved. Debbie was a true inspiration to everyone she met. I love each and everyone of her kids and Pray that God gives them peace.

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