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Deborah Ann Brooks, 62, of Granite Shoals passed away Dec. 13, 2021

Deborah Ann Brooks, 62, of Granite Shoals passed away Dec. 13, 2021

Deborah Ann Brooks, 62, of Granite Shoals, Texas, passed away at her home on December 13, 2021.

Debby is survived by her sister, Sherry; her children William (and London), Tina (and Richard), and Taylor (and Rebecca); her grandchildren, Mercedes, Morgan (and Alana), and Distel; and her nieces and nephews Diana, Jennifer, Edwin, Jenny, Jonathan, Raven, and Tristan.

Debby was preceded in death by her parents, Jan Thomas Brooks and Virginia Ray Rowan; her brothers, Robert, Wayne, Johnny, and Brett; her son Charles; and nephew Travis.

Debby was born on April 1, 1959, in Uvalde, Texas, to Jan Thomas Brooks and Virginia Ray Rowan. Much of her early childhood was spent traveling the Texas Hill Country with the family wherever her dad could find work. It was in these cotton fields, hay fields, and cedar breaks that her work ethic began to develop. She never shied away from hard work. The family eventually settled in the Granite Shoals area, where Debby would grow up and spend the remainder of her life.

Debby was never afraid of hard work. One of her earlier jobs was working side by side with her mom at the old Highlander Press Plant printing the local Highlander newspaper. Later in life, she would take a job working at a small locally owned candle shop. Although the shop no longer exists, she really enjoyed her time there learning how to make candles. For the past 10 years, Debby worked at the local Walmart, where she was known for her compassion and treatment of her Walmart teammates and customers. In the years between, she was also the foundation that held Wimberly Construction together, taking care of the not-so-glamorous jobs that often go unnoticed and underappreciated: payroll, taxes, invoice payments, etc.

Debby was a lot things to a lot of people: compassionate, empathetic, loving, caring, and a whole slough of other words you would use to describe an amazing human being. However, she would only want you to know a few things: She loved being a mom, a Mamaw, an aunt, a sister, and a friend. She loved her family and she was proud of her family. Though Debby is no longer here with us, rest assured, she’s up there looking down, still loving us and still so proud of all of us.