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Debra Ann French

April 5, 1958 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 63)


Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and retired store worker. Debra Ann French's joy for life will be forever remembered with love long after her passing. 

         Debra was born on April 05,1958 in Ironton, Ohio to Mildred Stark and Sue Bowman. She was the youngest of six children. Her siblings' names were Phylis, Betty, Rosie, Jerry, and Jenny. She graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1976, then married the love of her life Ricky French on October 22, 1976. Debra had her first child Tammy Louise in January of 1976. They soon began their next chapter of life when Ricky joined the US ARMY where they would travel all around the United States and Germany. Soon later they had their second daughter Betty Ann in June of 1978 while stationed in Georgia, followed by their third daughter Christina Marie in April of 1982 in Texas, followed by their son Ricky Lee in August of 1988 in Kentucky.

        Debra worked several jobs over the years with her main focus being with DECA which she retired from in 2019, She was also a home health aide and CNA, Debra loved helping all her home health clients and they held a special place in her heart.

       Her next adventure in her life was becoming a grandmother. She loved each and every one of her grandchildren. 

       Debra enjoyed the simple things in life such as playing bingo, watching soap operas and fishing. Give her a pole and the fish would come. She loved spending time with her children and exploring the world with them from traveling abroad while living overseas to riding some of the most adventurous rides at amusement parks. 

        We all know that we can't have you here with us, but we are comforted in knowing that the angels have you home with them. Not a goodbye, yet a simple see you later to a wonderful woman, wife, and beautiful mother. 

        Debra is survived by her brother Jerry Bowman, husband Ricky French. Daughters Tammy Roy, Betty McAuliffe, and Christina Soto, and her son Ricky Lee French Jr. She is also survived by her grandchildren Tre, Will, Badiadra, Sara, Daniel, Andrew, Ashley, Aaron, Gavin, Elizabeth, and Abigail, as well as her great grandbabies. 

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