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Deborah Kay Debbie Sanders-Finn, 56, passed away in the presence of her loving family Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Bakersfield, California.
She was born July 3, 1960, in Ada. Debbie grew up and attended grade schools in Ada, and attended high school and graduated from Tupelo High School in 1978. She moved to Shafter, California, shortly after her high school graduation and enjoyed her life in the Shafter and Bakersfield communities since 1978.
Debbie was well known by all as a hard worker, who started her management career in the rose industry at Jackson and Perkins Rose Co. She continued her career in management at Lowes Home Improvement in the shipping and receiving department. She obtained her cosmetology license and was working as an administrator and caregiver in a board and care facility.
Debbie loved to care for others and had a special calling in this area. She filled so many needs in others lives, giving personal attention, love and care anytime anyone needed her. She also loved to celebrate any occasion and she experienced her greatest pleasure by hosting parties for friends and family. She loved Lucille Ball and Nascar and took every opportunity available to her to enjoy her hobbies.
Debbie was fortunate enough to enjoy traveling to many areas of the United States and went on several cruises, enjoying the company of family and friends as well. Debbie will be greatly missed, as we all have a void in our hearts from her passing. Though we are comforted by knowing she is celebrating the ultimate occasion of being welcomed by our Lord and Savior into His arms while being serenaded by her family singing Amazing Grace as she slipped peacefully out of her earthly body into Heaven.
Debbie was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Johnny W. Sanders and William H Misenhimer; her aunt, Billye Hooser; and a cousin, Lisa Hooser-Reeves.
Debbie is survived by Joeseph Finn; her fur babies, Lucy, Desi and Gracie; her grandmothers, Viola Misenhimer and Ermal Sanders; her parents, Johnny Sanders and Glenn and Phyllis Sanders; her sister, Lori Crabb and family; her brother, Bobby Sanders and family; a bonus sister, Tammy Bliss and family; her loving nieces and nephews; her adoring aunts, uncles and cousins; and three bonus daughters, Dana Towse and family, Tawny Mucci and family and Tabitha Blazich and family.
Please come and join us in a Celebration of Life to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Elks Lodge in Bakersfield, California. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date at the Lula Cemetery.
Published on November 8, 2016
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