Words are never adequate in moments like these. I pray that the Lord can give you all comfort, that only He is able to give. My family will continue to hold your family up in prayer through these difficult days.
Sy & Sherry Hartgrove, June 12, 2019 Debbie was a blessing to our family and to me. She never made me feel like a “step” daughter. She would always introduce me as her and Raul’s youngest daughter. She showed her love for me in more ways than one but here’s a few to count; she said, “You know I love you because I let you have your sugar gliders in my house. I never let my kids have gerbils growing up.” Another time she said, “You know I love you because I sat through two days of hunter safety course with you.” These were things not on her list of idea favorites but she would do it for me. Deborah showed her love in many ways, through buying perfectly match outfits for Gabriel, getting all his teachers, therapists and bus drivers gifts... cooking large thanksgiving meals for Sultan and our friends, not once complaining about it but opening her home... she really made my dad into a better man, my sister into a better daughter, her son into a Godly man on Fire for Jesus. Debbie loves her kids and son-in-laws, she loved Brandon perfectly for Lori, she would get all of her kids together on holidays, birthdays, graduations, and more. She’s the loving glue, and I’ll always remember you Mom (#2). You raised me half my life, and you thought me to put God first in all I do, say, think or be. I miss you terribly but I know that you are at peace and resting and smiling your big smile. Thanks for being the heart of our family. I love you Debbie <3
Raquel Gonzalez, June 10, 2019 I remember Deborah when she married my brother, Raul, how happy and estatic she was that she had a whole new family all one moment. She said that hadn't any brothers or sisters and that now she was truly excited to be a part of our big family. The Gonzalez family, little did she know. I remember my new sister-in-law for how free and light spirited she was. Nothing seemed to fazed her. She was a Godly woman of faith who really walked the Christian walk and who put family first. Even though, Deborah, as highly educated as she was and the many blessings that God had given her, she remained very humble. Once when Raul, purchased her this very expensive purse, well over $500, she leaned over and looked around, and said. "I feel so guilty, I've never spent this much for a purse" and then she chuckled and smiled looking at her new purse. She was happy. Elena April, June 10, 2019 I had the honor of meeting Deborah several times. She was always kind and welcoming when I would visit, like I was a part of the family. She was a bright light in this world that will be terribly missed. Marty Reynolds, June 10, 2019 Deborah was a wonderful woman. She hosted me and my family at her house also my husband. She was a good cook. She told me the secret of her mashed potato recipe and I’m glad because someone says that she never told anyone but you. I felt this made me special person to her. She was a really good woman. She's kind, loving, smiling, she had the spirit of comfort and happiness. I hope her family is ok.
Saja, June 10, 2019 It is said the GOOD LORD takes the good ones young. My brother's wife, Deb, my beautiful sister in law, Deb, was among the best of the best of the good! She put everyone before herself without hesitation, without thought. That's the way she was. And the GOOD LORD saw this and HE saw this was a person that earned her place next to JESUS and the GOOD LORD. So HE called her home. Though we hurt that she has left this earthly bound... Deb 'did her time.' Deb loved GOD, she loved Raul, her kids, her step kids, her grandkids, her grandson with the special smile. She loved all her family and extended family. Deb was a very exceptional and very unique woman and she was a LADY! I will miss this beautiful light, this beautiful person. We will all miss Deb. I believe Deb would ask all of us to find comfort among each other in her final journey with the GOOD LORD as HE will comfort all of us during these painful times. I'll see you later my friend. Hopefully much later, but see you just the same. love-- your brother in law, Xavier Gonzalez
xavier gonzalez, June 9, 2019 I’ve been blessed to have Deborah as my Aunt. She was truly a one of a kind woman. She would show others God’s love through her actions. I’ll forever cherish all the memories we all made as a family. She is deeply missed. And has forever left her mark on all who were blessed enough to have met her. Efy Jalili, June 9, 2019 Raquel Gonzalez, Debbie’s step daughter, has been my best friend for almost 10 years. I met Raquel in college and would visit Raul & Debbie’s home frequently. Debbie was always welcoming with kind words and warm food. I am very sorry for the loss of Debbie. She was kind & sweet soul. Melissa, June 9, 2019 No amount of words can describe how kind and wonderful of a person Debby was. I am so fortunate to have worked under her for three years. Debby truly made me feel like family. She always had more love to share with the world. She always made time for family and friends, and she never forgot a special anniversary or birthday. Debby helped me with various episodes in my life—whether it was simple advice or a letter of recommendation, she was always ready to volunteer. I will forever miss your cooking, your kindness, and our conversations. Debby, at our last conversation, you mentioned your weight. I just wanted you to know that today, you weigh heavy on all the hearts that love you.
Huong Nguyen, June 9, 2019 Wonderful, loving lady, sister, so much to so many, to me, always a bright light to see. She will always be in my heart.
Louis Gonzalez, June 9, 2019 I was so blessed to have met Deborah this past September. She brought God's Light to my world. This poem has brought me comfort and I hope it brings you comfort also. Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! Mary Connelly, June 9, 2019 Deborah is a very kind and loving person. She hosted my family and friends during holidays in her house. She always offer to help with a smile. She will be remembered forever. Wishing the family peace and comfort as we remember Debbie. Sultan Helabi, June 9, 2019 Deborah was a wonderful person! I worked with her at Plano ISD as a fellow teacher and when she was the district coordinator. She always had a smile, tried to be as helpful as possible, and gave words of encouragement every time I needed it. She is someone who will not be forgotten in my memories and my heart! Kay Garvin, June 8, 2019