Deborah Elizabeth Benner 

Sept. 22, 1951 –

Sept. 11, 2013

Deborah Elizabeth Benner, 61, of Garrett passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Jack Steele and Stella Rubble Steele on Sept. 22, 1951 in Waxahachie.

Deborah loved to play Bingo and loved her dogs. She worked as a CNA and loved nursing. Deborah was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Waxahachie and she will be missed by so many friends and all of her loving family.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Benner of Garrett; her children, Brenda Arevalo of Garrett, Teresa Burch and her husband, George of Haynesville, La., Bryan Hicks and his wife, Wendy of Waxahachie, Peggy Brooks and her husband, Chris of Ennis, Roy Brooks Jr. of Dallas; her stepson, Bobby Benner of Ennis; her brothers, JB Steele and his wife, Alice of Cedar Creek, Johnny Pat Steele of Arkansas; her sister, Ruth Beckham of Irving; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren her close dear friend, Willie Armstrong; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Bible Baptist Church of Waxahachie with Bro. Todd Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.