Debra Lynn Nash
July 26, 1961  -  January 12, 2017

Debra Lynn Nash

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Funeral Service
1st Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap
Live Oak St. and Hwy 89
Buffalo Gap, TX  79508
Saturday, January 21, 2017
2:00 p.m.
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Debra Lynn Nash, 55, went to be with her Lord and Savior, January 12, 2017 at her home in Fort Worth, Texas. Celebration of life service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, in the 1st Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap, Buffalo Gap, TX. Family and close friends will be having a celebration dinner at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the 1st Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap, located at the corner of Live Oak Street and Hwy 89 in Buffalo Gap, TX.

Debra was born July 26, 1961 in Fort Worth, TX to Jimmy and Neoma Nash of Ft Worth. She was a loving, caring and has such compassion for anyone she met. Her caring spirit filled a room instantly; her laughter contagious. She loved her family and friends fiercely. She left such a caring mark on this earth and happy memories in our hearts.

Debra had many successful careers and endeavors during her life but later in her life found a love in the nursing profession. She worked at John Peter Smith Hospital for many years and later working for the late Dr. Albert G. McDowell. She had a loving, compassionate, caring heart for all people she encountered. She enjoyed gardening, trip to casinos, dancing, shopping, her dog; Macky, and of course spending time with her family and friends.

Debra is preceded in death by both her parents, Jimmy and Neoma Nash. The love of her life Darrell Smith.

She is survived by her sister, Kelly (Bybe) Nash of Abilene; nephew, Hunter Smith and fiancé Aly; great nephew, Hunter Boston Smith and great niece Ashton; two stepsons, Justin and Brandon Smith of Abilene; and multiple uncles, aunts and cousins.

All services under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home and Memorial Park. Online condolences can be made to the family at


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  1. Scott Magness
    Fort Worth, TX

    Kelly and family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Debra's passing. The two of you were such a big part of my life when we were young. Those memories will be with me forever. Love you


  2. Charis and Ben
    Fort Worth, TX

    To my dear friend Debra, your were loved by so many. You will be missed by so many. I am lucky the have know you for over 10 years. You were my best friend! You loved my family as your own. My family is devastated by this tragic news.

    Love you always

  3. Adam & Amanda Mize
    Tabernash, CO

    We are saddened to hear of Debra's passing. She was a wonderful friend to us and we will always remember her fondly.

    My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of Debra, you are in our prayers.

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