Obituary: Debora “Debbie” Jean Strickley Browning of Edgewood, Texas December 5th, 1962 – December 12th, 2021

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Debora “Debbie” Jean Strickley Browning
Debora “Debbie” Jean Strickley Browning

Debora “Debbie” Jean Strickley Browning of Edgewood, Texas went to her heavenly home Sunday, December 12th, 2021, just one week past her 59th birthday.

Born December 5th, 1962, in Suffolk Virginia to Benjamin and Waudelle Strickley.

Debbie grew up and graduated from Grand Prairie High in Grand Prairie Texas. She went on
to receive an Associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Mountain View College.

She later met the love of her life in an establishment called Septembers in the month of September and they wed four years later on September 2nd, 1989.

Debbie had a loving and wonderful marriage of 34 great years to her husband Mark.

As her career, she was employed by the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, Dallas Texas, for 37 years. She was highly recognized for her dedication and hard work with EPA and received numerous awards for her achievements.

Debbie loved and gave so much. She was a giver not a taker. Her special bond with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was something she highly cherished.

She loved vacationing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and Northern Georgia with her husband and close-knit family members.

She loved gardening, cooking (sweets), her cell phone, family and especially she loved playing slot machines, but family always came first. Debbie had a smile that would light any room on fire when she walked in as she was always cheerful and full of laughter.

Debbie will be missed by so many as she brought great joy, laughter and kindness to those she knew and loved. She was always willing to lend a hand. She enjoyed helping people decorate their homes or doing extensive research for remodel ideas, she would help in any situation. She loved being involved in many aspects of family and friends’ life’s. She will always be in our hearts as we are in hers.

Debbie is preceded in death by her father, Ben Strickley, mother Dell Strickley, brother Tim Strickley, and sister Cindy Strickley.

Survived by her husband, Mark Browning; sisters, Bonita Vorderkunz and husband Ricky, and Karen Blocker; brothers, David Strickley and wife Krista, Mike Strickley and wife Sheri; nephews, Trey Strickley and finance Kelci, Daniel Blocker, Lane Strickley and wife Jenna, Ethan Blocker and wife Abby, Roby Strickley, Jonathan Strickley and wife Madeline; niece, Alyssa Strickley. Debbie was also survived by great-nieces and a great-nephew. She also leaves behind many friends that she was very close to.

Debbie’s finial wishes are to have no memorial services. Instead, her wishes are for her ashes to be spread amongst the beauty of the Smoky Mountain fall foliage of Eastern Tennessee as she so dearly loved.

She also requested this be carried out in the fall, one year after her passing, by the ones she loved and cherished the most.