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Schanbaum, Debra Kay

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November 13, 1955 - December 30, 2016

Schanbaum, Debra Kay

Debra Kay Schanbaum, 61, of Lewisville, Texas passed away on December 30, 2016 surrounded by the love and comfort of her precious family.

She was born on November 13, 1955 in Denton, Texas.

Her family and I will miss her deeply but understand she is in heaven looking down on us through the grieving process. Debra will be deeply missed.

Debra is survived by her loving husband of over 17 years, Mark Schanbaum of Lewisville, Texas; children; Laura Evans of Lewisville, Texas; Stacy Braziel and husband, Derek of Dallas, Texas; Brad Sanders of Denton, Texas; Jessica Schanbaum and husband, Robert Ferguson of Dallas, Texas; Lauren Schanbaum of Dallas, Texas; and Phillip Schanbaum of Dallas, Texas; mother, Dorothy Perry and son, Julian of Denton, Texas; father, John Roper of Bowie, Texas; sister, Sue Harris and husband, Robin of Krum, Texas;  her precious grandchildren: Aniesha, Daizha, Lexi, Liam, Layton, Jordan, Emma, Autom, Megan, Bradley, Lucas, and Lily.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, prayers and emotional support during the past 18 months.

A memorial service to celebrate Debra’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at ARIA Memorial Chapel with Robin Harris officiating.

A family gathering will be held at the Schanbaum home after the service.

Please consider carpooling and parking in the overflow parking lot at Lowe’s behind the funeral home. Parking will be limited due to the expected size of Debra’s celebration.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Thresa Jones

January 03, 2017 10:51PM

Mark, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Debra was a special person of whom I adored through all the years I knew her.

The Townsend Family

January 03, 2017 10:32AM

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Debra was a beautiful person and a great friend. She is sincerely missed.

Phyllis Brinkley

January 02, 2017 10:46PM

Debra, I have known you most of my life. I have always cherished our friendship and I'm very blessed to be connected to you all these years later. Sending prayers for your family. Mark she loved you so much. May the Lord give all of you the strength and peace to get through the next few days and weeks to come. I already miss you.

Kevin Clay

January 02, 2017 10:27PM

Our heartfelt sorrow for you and the families. Debra was a good friend to everyone she met. We pray for all of you in this terrible loss of Debra. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call.
Kevin and Jann

Toni Kline

January 02, 2017 7:30PM

Attended a bible study with Debra shortly after I moved to Texas.... Debra was always very welcoming and lovely to me even though I was a stranger.... her smile always lit up the room. She was always full of the Holy Spirit his light shown in every facet of her... It was an honor to know her, the world is dimmer without her presence... peace be with you.

Anantha Gowda

January 02, 2017 6:19PM

I will miss Debra greatly. It was my pleasure to have known professionally and personally. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Debbie Jasper

January 02, 2017 1:01PM

We will miss her deeply. She was such a joy and light in our lives.
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Love to all.

Karen Gentry

January 01, 2017 8:41PM

Dear Debra you have left us all way too soon but seeing God's heart in your circumstance it was right in His timing ! You will be missed by many and your memory cherished by all ! I remembered you most in school but had the privilege to see you for a lunch at LSA in Denton more recently ! Still just as beautiful and sweet as I remembered from school only with more strength and grace !!! I love you 😘

Jim and Linda Harris

January 01, 2017 3:57PM

With love and deepest sympathy to Debra's entire family. Though we never met, she and you have been in our prayers since Sue let us know of her diagnosis. May God comfort you all during this time of letting go, and yet looking forward to seeing Debra again in the courts of Heaven.

Glyn Pearson

January 01, 2017 3:56PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I met Debra 30 years ago and will miss her deeply

Carla Miller

January 01, 2017 12:54PM

Sending prayers up for you and your family Mark. Debra was very special to me. We shared the same birthday and she always sent sweet birthday wishes to me every year. Such a lovely woman and I will miss her very much.