Debra Kay Vernon, 59, of Abilene, passed away Saturday May 20, 2017. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Monday May 22, 2017 at the Tuscola Cemetery.
Debra graduated May, 1976 from Big Spring High School and she completed a few courses at Howard College in Big Spring. She retired from Big Spring State Hospital in May of 2013 after 22 years. One of her favorite jobs was working in the church nursery on Sundays and Wednesdays for four years. She lived in Abilene and Big Spring for many years. Accomplishments included Relay for Life Committee from 2004 – 2013 and was on the Relay team at Big Spring State Hospital from 2002 to 2013. The Relay for Life raises money for cancer research.
She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Roy Vernon; grandparents, King C. and Florence Roberson, and Roy A. and Norene Vernon; and her uncle, Robert Vernon.
She is survived by her mom, Peggy Roberson Vernon; her brother, Charles Vernon and wife Amanda; her nephew, Roy Vernon and wife Tate; two great nephews, Hudson and Hayden Vernon; and an uncle and aunt, Ronnie and Rita Roberson.
Online Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneral.com
My heart aches for you, this is one of the hardest things in life to go thru .
Hugs of love for you!
Noel Hill BenningfieldGeorgetown, TX
I worked with her at the Big Spring State Hospital I so sorry to hear this the family is in my prayers
Carol WrightBig Spring , Texas,
Debbie and I went to school together from 1st grade and graduated together. We also saw each other at our Class Reunions and I missed her at our last one due to her illness. I loved her and thought she was one of the sweetest girls that I have ever known. I am so sorry for you all, sending my prayers of comfort to you all. May Debbie be at beautiful eternal peace.
Vonda Madry RossMidland, TX
Sorry that we can't be there, we are away from home. You are in our prayers, we are so sorry for your loss. Debbie was such a strong lady, I am sure she has a place in Heaven.
Kenneth WhiteakerCarlsbad, NM
So sorry to hear about Debbie. She was such a sweet friend to Evie and to all of our family.
Peggy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Karan & Gary
Karan & Gary PhillipsBig Spring, TX
Debbie was such a sweet friend. She loved Jesus, family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Dorothy MacCormackFort Worth, TX
So sorry for Family...loved this lady and we had so many fun times together...she will be missed.
Nancy Richardson MartinBig Spring, TX
I loved Debbie to pieces. She was the kind of person you could have deep conversations with & wouldn't judge, just empathized. Much love to Peggy.
Jane ReedArcher City, TX
My thoughts and prayers. This girl was a lovely and thoughtful person! She will be missed! Thinking of the Vernon Family
Laura KemperBig Spring, TX
Prayers and God's Blessings to u all. I worked with Debbie for more than 10 years before i retired. She was so sweet and i enjoyed her very much.
Kaye RichardsonBig spring, TX
I am so sorry to here about this. She was a beautiful person and loved by so many. My prayers and condolences are with the family. Heaven has gotten a great angel. Love always Greg
Greg WilkinsonBrush, CO
I am so sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers for the family . May she Rest In Peace.
Yolanda CorrellAbilene, TX