Debra Smith

Debra Jean Smith

Saturday, May 24th, 1958 - Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Debra Jean Smith
Horseheads, NY
Passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday evening, August 10, 2019 at the age of 61. She was born on May 24, 1958 in Elmira, NY, a daughter to the birth family of the late James A. and Shirley Webber Golden Jr. and raised by Avon and Donna Saltzgiver. She is predeceased by siblings, James Golden Jr., Lisa Golden, Robin Thomas and Joli Saltzgiver. Debra is survived by her husband of 21 years, David F. Smith; children, Shavon (Michael) Privetts, Michael Schrock (Jessica) and Aimee Schrock; grandchildren, Mackenzie Schrock, Dylan Schrock, Reaghan Schrock, Harper Hundley, Wyatt Privetts and Carter Privetts; brothers, Wayne Golden, Howard Golden and Doug Golden; sisters, Beverly Cuberto, Loretta Smith, Cheri Andrus, Angel Saltzgiver; and several extended family members and a host of caring friends. She was a graduate of EFA the class of 1978, a member of His Tabernacle and enjoyed time spent with her family. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 4PM - 6 PM. Her Memorial Services will be held at the conclusion of hours with Minister Carl Saunders. Those wishing to remember Debra please consider donations to The Josh Palmer Fund, PO Box 3225, Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 6:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Carl Saunders


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Posted at 05:46am
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Paula elvington

Posted at 08:55pm
We were best friend as teenagers such great person

Michael Schrock

Posted at 09:47am
I don't even know where to start. I have a lifetime full of great memories. I know that I will remember how much of a fighter she was, hard working and never gave up on anything. Mom was always so proud of me for being a volunteer firefighter( I think it was more because she wanted to know what was going on when my pager went off). Mom always made sure we were taken care of, even in our adult life. Her grand babies meant everything to her. Whatever they wanted, they got. Mom was caring and loved everyone. I'm going to miss her and her phone calls and texts about random stuff. Like the one time I got a Facebook message asking if I blocked her from texting me because my text messages where gone from her phone. The calls asking me to come fix her TV because she hit the input button and didn't know how to fix it. Mom was the first female baseball coach for Horseheads Babe Ruth (I wasn't even on the team). She was always happy and full of life and that's what I'm going to remember about her. Nothing ever got her down, even towards the end. "I beat cancer before and I'll do it again." I love you mom and miss you so much already. Thank you for giving Shavon, David and I the best mom and wife anyone could ever have. RIP my beautiful angel. No more fighting.

Mary Houghtaling

Posted at 02:22am
I met you February 1st,2002 when I started working @Dollar's Worth..I got an immediate promotion and we both excelled like rockets..working long hours busting our behinds.,literally!!.. You have been a mom, a friend, a sister and for that I feel very blessed to have known you these past 17.5 years Deb,!!!.. I love you so much...Until we meet again..

Cheri Andrus

Posted at 09:36pm
Debbie, when you were given to our family around the time I was born, you instantly became our sister. I have never know a day without you. I am so happy to have had you for almost 54 yrs. I couldn't ask for a better oldest sister. I love you and will miss you dearly every single day. I know our Mom and Dad and baby sister Joli were waiting for you with open arms as they did so many years ago. Just know you were so very loved and will be forever in my heart. RIP, until we meet again.

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