Debra Ann Bazemore

September 9, 1954October 2, 2012
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Debra Ann Bazemore, High School sweet heart, teen age bride and mother, and beloved companion, born September 9, 1954, departed this Earth for a greater Kingdom, October 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her brother Daniel Dawdy; her sister Mary Dawdy, and her father, Bill Dawdy. Left to cherish Debra’s memory is her beloved and devoted husband of 41 years, Mark A. Bazemore; her mother, Gertrude Ann Dawdy; son, Sean M. Bazemore, daughter, Danielle L. Alley; grandsons Trent and Treyson and granddaughter Gabrielle. She will also be deeply missed by her sisters, Amy Cummings and Nancy Brinkman; brothers, Tom, Paul and John Dawdy and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Debra tackled every aspect of life with zeal, love and a caring for any and all she touched. Please join us at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel for a viewing on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:00 am for a Mass of Christian Burial. A wake will be held at the family home following the Mass. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to the St. Jude’s Foundation. You may offer your love and condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 5, 2012

Debra Ann Bazemore

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Dave and Carol James

October 19, 2012

Mark,we just had a thought to look you and Debbie up and found out about your loss. Carol and I truly feel for you and your family. We wish you the comfort of your love for her which as her spirt will never pass.
Dave and Carol James

Steve and Gail Stockton

October 9, 2012

Mark, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve and Gail Stockton, Virginia Beach, VA

Joyce Mosher

October 8, 2012

Danielle and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Debra and I working together.

Rudy and Susie Draeger

October 7, 2012

Our deepest sympathies to your family. Our beautiful cousin now shines as an angel in heaven and rejoins our other loves ones. God's grace to you on your journey to healing.

Rose and Leonard Kohout

October 7, 2012

We have fond memories of Debbie when our families used to get together. So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful and wonderful person.

Bud and Cherie Anderson

October 6, 2012

And he opened his arms wide and said come with me my child. Your time here is done, your struggles are over, all heaven awaits your arrival.

October 6, 2012

Dear Ones,
Debby and I had many adventures together on my many trips to Omaha as a child. It was awesome having a cousin that was exactly my age and so much fun to be with. I am sorry for you at her loss, but what a great reunion she must be having with all our loved ones who have been waiting for her. I love the picture of her, she looks gorgeous. With love and sympathy,
Maywin and Tony Thoreson and family

October 5, 2012

Dear Mark & Family,
With our deepest sympathy and sorrow for the loss of you wife, mother, grandmother and my dear cousin. Her memory will be cherished and remembered in our prayers.
Love and affection,
Ed & Cher Slavik

October 5, 2012

Mark and Family,
We are so sorry for all your family.
Debra was a beautiful girl and you will miss her so much.
She is with God and her family in Heaven and has no more pain.
Chuck and Sue Slavik Larson, cousins

Delta Hinson

October 5, 2012

Mark may God bless you and your family in this time of grievance. Keep your head high and know that we are here if needed.
Delta Hinson