OBITUARY

Debra Denise Berry

March 24, 1961October 5, 2021
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Services to celebrate Debra Berry will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in the Chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Crawford officiating. She will be laid to rest at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Debra, 60 of Tyler, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Tyler. She was born March 24, 1961 in Longview to Elmer and Frances Copeland. She went to and graduated from White Oak High School. After high school, Deb went to work for then Southwestern Bell. She worked in several different areas for the phone company and finally retired after 30 years from AT&T as a first line manager in operator services. She had a great love for music, her church, and doing for other people. These were the areas that she really enjoyed and brought her great joy. She was preceded in death by her mother, Francis; her father, Elmer and her brother, Charles. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Bobby; her sister, Linda League; stepsons, Wes Berry, Payton Berry and his husband, Nic Quinn, her 4 fur babies and a lot of cousins, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be, Wes Berry, Jackie Cly, David Aguilar, Gavin Copeland, Clint League and Jordan Copeland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pets Fur People of Smith county. Deb loved her four leg babies.

Services

  • A Time of Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Memories

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Linda League

October 16, 2021

Debra was an incredible sister, beautiful, talented, smart and so generous. She had many health challenges toward the end of her life but could always flash me that wonderful smile of hers. Words simply cannot express how much I will miss her. I love you little sister, see you later.

Tammy Wells

October 11, 2021

Debra and I worked together for many years and she became my life long sister friend. She had such a beautiful spirit and could find a little humor in most situations. Debra was always thinking of others! So many times I would walk into my office in the mornings to find chocolate, a card etc.
She definitely made me want to be a better person.
My heart is hurting.
I love you and will forever miss you, Debra Berry!

Bobby, you are in my thoughts and prayers. πŸ’œ

Patricia Lake

October 9, 2021

DB as I called her , was the best manager I ever had in all my years with AT&T. She had a faith so strong it gave me hope when my faith was tested! She was compassionate, understanding and really felt your own struggles and pain! She was so special in that way!! She loved cats and had many! She rescued them her & Bobby! The world was so better when she was in it!!

Brenda Brewer

October 9, 2021

Debra always had a smile on her face. She always had time for you and listened with her heart. One could feel her caring spirit from deep within. I loved knowing and working with her at SWB or AT&T. I know she loved The Lord and is really smiling now!
Love you Debra!

Peggy Whitaket

October 8, 2021

I knew Debra when she worked in Longview and got to know her better when she moved to Tyler. Debra was the type of person who always made you smile when you saw her. She was a shining light who will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for Bobby and the family.

Zephyra Crain

October 8, 2021

Debra and I loved to do things together when we worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Longview. One of our best adventures was going to the Christmas Hayrides in Laneville. We took my daughter; (Koreyan) and another friend (Debbie Nichols). We met so many people; as we waited for our turn to get on the ride. The owners of the property had loads of treats for everyone. It was such a wonderful time to share with friends; especially someone so close to my heart. I can’t wait to go for our next hayride together my sweet friend. Smooches.😘πŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

Kathy Hodel

October 8, 2021

Bobby and Family, I truly feel in my heart every and all who had the privilege to know Debra in one way or another became a better person because of her. She was an angel on earth, kind, loving, giving, beautiful and her laughter!! She’ll always be in my heart.❀️❀️

Kathy Ho Ho Hodel

Terry and Pamela Pyeatt

October 8, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time.

Susan and Wayne Hill

October 8, 2021

Bob: We are so sorry for your loss. Debra was such a special person. Every time she sang she gave me goose bumps, what an absolutely beautiful voice. She was always so friendly and had a wonderful smile and laugh. Enjoyed our time together at Westwood. Also will never forget you guys coming to see us when we were in the hospitals after our surgeries. Always so thoughtful.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and my God wrap his arms around you and give you the peace and strength you need.
We love you,
Wayne & Susan Hill

Connie Benningfield

October 8, 2021

Debra was my manager in Tyler and one of the best I've had in my career. Always fair and a sweet soul. My condolences to her family.

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