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

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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