On April 20, 1958 a baby girl named Debra Ann came bouncing into this world to the parentage of Charles Henry and Lurlene Sanders. She died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Debra was a member of New Union AME Church, but regularly attended church in McNeil with her granddaughters.
Debra was a 1976 graduate of Stephens High School in Stephens. Debra’s life centered around her family and especially her grands, nieces and nephews. She taught them how to be tough and saved them from getting “whoopings.” When she wasn’t able to save them, she would tell them to “Stand there, grit yo teeth and don’t cry.” She was the family’s protector. In her prime she would go from zero to a hundred real quick.
Debra was preceded in death by her father, Charles H. Sanders; paternal grandparents, Taft Diola Sanders; maternal grandfather, Leroy Green Sr.; one child, Raytavious; and deceased spouses, Ray C. Curry and Timothy Cann.
Cherishing her loving memories are her husband, Leon Warner of Fordyce; mother, Lurlene Sanders of Stephens; children, Rayus Cann, Eric Warner, Patrick (Ann) Warner, Tameka Avery and Tamika (Steven) Stanley; grandchildren, Shawana Curry, Rayshell Curry, Taliyah Thrower, Ryleigh McKinney, Braven Warner; great grandchildren, Tyus Burton, Malayshia Cooper, Daunta Kimble, Nariah Stanley and Steven Stanley Jr.; grandmother, Laura Green Lewis; brother, Charles Randy Sanders of Little Rock; sisters, Vanessa (Lessly) Banks and Belinda (Bruce) Porchia, both of Stephens; and Sharon (Jerry) Frazier of Magnolia; one aunt, Linda Kroger of California; one uncle, Leroy Green Jr. of Texas; other aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Marks Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. James AME Church in Stephens.
Interment will be in New Home Cemetery in Stephens.
Clergy will be Minister Bruce Porchia and Dr. Roy Jones Jr.
Services are under the direction of Marks Funeral Home, Inc., in Magnolia.