OBITUARY

Deborah Yvonne Wheeler

October 2, 1951February 22, 2019
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Deborah Yvonne Wheeler was born October 2, 1951 in McKinney, Texas to Elizabeth and Bill Little. She went home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2019.

Debbie was active in ministry for over 20 years. She was part of Women’s Aglow in Plano for six years, starting as a greeter and eventually becoming President of the organization. Most recently serving as the Family Care Pastor at Kingdom Life. She was also a Senior Chaplain with International Fellowship of Chaplains. She served her community volunteering with crisis ministry, veterans, first responders, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, Survivors of Suicide support group and Hope’s Door. Debbie loved floral design, gardening, restoring furniture, and building projects. As part of these passions, she loved to see how the Lord restores and brings out the beauty in people’s lives.

Debbie was preceded in death by her husband Larry J Wheeler, to whom she was married for 45 years.

Debbie is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Murray, her daughters, Kimberly Appelbaum and Kristie Stewart, her sons in law, Michael Appelbaum and Daniel Stewart, her sisters, Linda Maceyra and Tonya Evans and her brothers, Robert Buckalew, Ellis Buckalew, Roger Buckalew and Allen Little.

Debbie is also survived by her grandchildren: Gabrielle Adams, Carter Adams, Hayden Adams, Brock Adams, Jacob Stewart, Dylan Stewart and her “bonus” grandchildren: Brooke Appelbaum, Grant Appelbaum and Shane Appelbaum.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Hope’s Door New Beginnings at 860 F Ave. Suite 100, Plano, TX 75074 or online at HDNBC.org

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, March 1, 2019
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Deborah Yvonne Wheeler

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Darleen Wallace

February 28, 2019

Debbie and I have been dear friends for more than thirty years, we have rejoiced together and prayed each other through difficult times. There was no one with a more pure heart. I met Debbie at church under Pastor Gary and Wanda Stewart and we grew together in ministry with Aglow international. There were many road trips, conferences, late nights and giggles. Foremost on her mind were her girls and their families. I am confident she left knowing your strength and love for the Lord will sustain you all. God bless and keep you all.

Tobbie Davis

February 28, 2019

I knew Debbie back in the early 2000s and always admired her Spirit & integrity. We served together in Aglow as we reached out to Plano & beyond with the Love of Jesus. I know we will worship together before His throne in due time. My prayers are with all the family. Blessings, Tobbie

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