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Debra McAllister

October 6, 1959 — October 30, 2023


Debra McAllister, 64, a devoted caregiver, and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on October 30, 2023. She was born on October 6, 1959, in Ripley, MS to the late James Reed and Oma Marie Newman.  Debra departed this world at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will forever be cherished by those who knew her.
Debra was known for her unwavering devotion to her family. She had a heart filled with love and an incredible compassion for others. As a caregiver, she dedicated her time and energy to ensuring the well-being of those in need. Her selflessness and nurturing nature were unparalleled, making her an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Aside from her caregiving responsibilities, Debra found solace in reading her Bible. It was through the pages of scripture that she derived wisdom and strength during both joyful and trying times. Her faith was a guiding light that brought her closer to God and enabled her to face life's challenges with grace and resilience.
Debra also took great joy in spending time with her grandkids. Playing games with them brought a sparkle to her eyes that could brighten any room. She treasured these moments deeply and created beautiful memories that will forever be cherished by her loved ones.
Debra is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Billy McAllister, whom she shared many beautiful years of marriage with. Their love was strong and unwavering, serving as an inspiration to all around them. Her passing leaves a void that can never be filled but their memories together will continue to bring comfort during this difficult time.
She is survived by her loving daughter April McAllister (Michael Hudson) and daughter Ashley Tolbert (Josh Tolbert). Debra's grandkids were the light of her life: Ryleigh McAllister (Koltin Sartin), Kaleb Carroll, Kobe Hall, and Remington Carroll. She was also blessed with a great-granddaughter Paisley Sartin and a great-grandson Layton Sartin. Debra's love for her family was immeasurable, and she took great pride in being there for them through each stage of their lives.
Debra McAllister's kindness, love, and strong spirit will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. Her legacy will continue to inspire and guide those she held dear, forever reminding us of the importance of selflessness and compassion.
As we mourn the loss of Debra, let us celebrate the fullness of her life and be grateful for the immense impact she had on everyone around her. May her soul find eternal peace, knowing that she lived a life filled with love and left behind countless cherished memories.

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