Dec. 11, 1957-
Dec. 8, 2015
Debbie Baxter went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2015. Debra Jean Van Zandt was born in Dallas on Dec. 11, 1957 to OJ and Luberta Van Zandt. Debbie was a 1976 graduate of Midlothian High School. Debbie married Kevin Baxter on July 19, 1980. Debbie and Kevin have three children. Devin Leanne was born in 1984 and Phillip J “Phil” was born in 1987. Devin married Tim Kiefer in 2006 and Tim was added to the family. Debbie was a devoted Believer and often served at Midlothian Bible Church in numerous capacities, usually related to children or youth groups. Debbie also served as a Parent Teacher Volunteer in Midlothian ISD. In her later years, Debbie lived for her grandchildren, Avery and Landon Kiefer. Debbie is best remembered as a woman of faith, compassion, and love.
Debbie was diagnosed with Leukemia in 1993 and underwent a bone marrow transplant in February 1994 from an unrelated donor found on the National Bone Marrow Registry list. After the one year waiting period, Debbie was united with her bone marrow donor, Sue Isaacs, in 1995. Debbie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Kevin Baxter of Midlothian; daughter Devin Kiefer and husband, Tim Kiefer, of Buda; grandchildren Avery, and Landon Kiefer, of Buda; son Phil Baxter, of Weatherford; bone marrow donor Sue Isaacs, of Edgewater, Florida; parents, OJ and Luberta Van Zandt, of Midlothian; brother Alan Van Zandt and wife Sarah Van Zandt, of Midlothian; niece Briana Hope and husband, Garrett Hope, of Athens; niece Bethany McGaha, and husband Ben McGaha, of Arlington ; long term best friends Reta Norris, of Midlothian, and Donna Summerlin, of Midlothian; and numerous extended family members and friends.
Debbie Baxter's services will be handled by Midlothian Funeral Home under the direction of Randy Hampton. The visitation will be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2015 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Debbie's Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 13, 2015 at Midlothian Bible Church.
If you feel so inclined and do not prefer flowers, a donation may be made to Midlothian Bible Church in Debbie's honor.
Proverbs 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
Midlothian Funeral Home,
200 E. Avenue E
Midlothian, TX, 76065