Debra Lynn Townsend

Debra Lynn Townsend, of Waco, passed away on Tuesday evening January 1st, 2019.

Memorial Service: A memorial service celebrating the life of this beautiful woman will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 5th at Antioch Community Church — 510 N 20th St, Waco, TX 76707.

Debbie was born to late Bonnie Faye Henderson and John Richard Townsend on May 10, 1968, in Killeen, Texas. She was a 1986 graduate of McGregor High School. She later earned her Associate’s Degree in Webmaster Technology in 2006 from Texas State Technical College. Debbie was blessed with her first daughter, Paige Marino, in May of 1988 followed by her second daughter, Alyx Tighe, in December of 1994.

Debbie enjoyed reading novels, watching movies, and most of all spending time with her children and granddaughter, Zelvia Marino.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Paige Renea Marino and Alyx Megan Tighe, her son-in-law, Anthony Joseph Marino, and her sweet granddaughter, Zelvia Rose Marino. In addition, she is survived by her father, John Townsend, her siblings Ashley Vowel and Aaron Vowel, her sister-in-law Evelyn Vowel, and her nieces and nephew, Meghan Dunn, Emily Dunn, and Christopher (CJ) Dunn.

Debra Lynn Townsend was dedicated to her family and generous with those around her. Her sense of humor and thoughtfulness will be missed most. Though dearly missed, we know she is at peace and home with her Lord Jesus Christ.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Debbie was a beautiful friend inside and out.
    The memories created are now our treasures.
    You will be missed sweet angel.
    Hugs and prayers for her daughters and family.

  2. Retha Anderson :

    I am so sorry for this loss. 💕💕

  3. Barbara Miller :

    Debbie was such a sweet funny caring friend I had so much fun with her going out laughing and joking and kidding around. I will miss her so much her beautiful face your beautiful smile and her laughs . Until we meet again my sweet friend watch over us and keep us all safe because you are my angel.

  4. Janette Fritz :

    You always made me laugh, smile, and feel good about myself. Your laugh and your smile were very contagious. You never had a mean disposition about you just always sweetness and kindness. I have so many wonderful memories to hold on to. Sweet Debbie our hearts are broken and you will be missed!! Sing wonderful praises to our Lord Jesus Christ. Love always, Janette Fritz (Ochoa)

  5. I’m so sorry paige and Tony for this lose

  6. Teresa and Larry Pollock :

    Paige and Tony, I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family! May God give you strength!

  7. Cloresia Snell :

    I loved how funny she was… that snort when she laughed hard!!! 🥰🥰 Always a sweet and kind person!!❤️ Praying for the family 🙏🙏

  8. Laura Compton vernon :

    You will be missed my sweet friend! Until we meet again. RIP

  9. Brenda Ballard :

    So sorry for your loss , prayers sent to family and friends

  10. Marze Moore- Powell :

    I will always remember when she moved to Mc Gregor. She was extremely smart! She was a great Athlete as well. She had Beautiful wavy Blonde Hair! Her smile was Priceless….

    Rest Peacefully My Friend!
    Class of ’86
    MHS…Bulldog Country

  11. Regina (Kelley) Albritton :

    Prayers for the family. Debbie will be so missed by her friends.

  12. Debbie was always a great friend to my sister and I (the twins). We used to ride to school together in her Pinto. We spent many lunch times and weekends together just hanging out. She will be missed.

  13. Merideth Miller Chambers :

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of this dear person. Debbie was such a sweet hilarious friend and basketball buddy. We sat together on many bus rides to and from games. She always made me laugh aabout silly nonsensical things. What fun! I love my memories with Debbie!! My love and prayers are with her family and all who loved her.

  14. Elizabeth Reyes :

    Prayers for the family and friends. She’ll be missed greatly and was one of the kindest that I had the honor to have met and worked with.

  15. Shannon Wiggins :

    I am so very sorry to hear about Debbie. Prayers for the family.

  16. She always made the best Christmas sugar cookies that melt in your mouth.

    I’m sorry for your lost and I am praying for the Lord to comfort and peace over you guys Paige, Tony, Zelvia, and Alyx. Love you all

  17. My sincere sympathy for the loss of Debbie. Your family will be in my prayers.

  18. Lupe Hernandez :

    I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing, I remember her from High School. Always smiling and always a great conversation.
    We reconnected here at TSTC. She had that same warm smile. Rest in Peace Debbie.

  19. My deepest condolences to the family. May God’s future promises at John 5:28,29 of an earthly resurrection and Revelation 21:3,4 of no more suffering or death bring you comfort. Until that time comes, God assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he “is close to the brokenhearted” and “saves those who are crushed in spirit.” So he understands your pain and grief and is eager to help you by giving you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

  20. Leah Williams :

    My condolences for the family. She will be truly missed at TSTC.

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