Debra “Debbie” Renee Smith Brooks, 64, of Taylorsville, N.C., passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born Tuesday, August 14, 1956, to the late Marvin Ranie Smith and Betty Jo Carrigan Smith in Alexander County.

She was employed as a cafeteria worker in the Alexander County School System and also worked for Daniel’s Wood Carving for nine years. Debbie was a standing member of Community Christian Fellowship Church. She loved the Humane Society and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by, her sister, Lisa Lynn Smith Sipe.

Debbie is survived by, one daughter, Betty “Anjelique” Brooks; two grandchildren, Trinity Skye Laws and Chloe Nevaeh Laws; a cousin, who was like a daughter, Jenny Hammer; and special life-long friends, Debra Wells and Kim Hammer.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to The “No Kill Shelter” of your choice, The Humane Society, 3224 20th Avenue SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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