Born on August 29, 1963, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to parents John Watkins and Dorie Tisdale, Debbie lived a life full of love, laughter, and cherished moments.
Debbie was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Johnny Owen, who passed away on June 25, 2023. Together, they raised two children, Heather Harris and Shannon Thornton. Debbie’s role as a grandmother was one she cherished deeply, leaving a lasting impact on her grandchildren Renee, Chloe, Austin, Bubba, and Nevaeh.
Known for her kind heart and caring nature, Debbie’s home was always filled with the joyful chaos of her beloved pets, five cats named Cotton Pickins, Fathead, Piggywiggy, Cheeto, and Socky. Her love for animals was evident in the way she cared for and spoke about her furry companions.
Debbie’s happiest moments were those spent with her family.
She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and the importance of family. Debbie’s laughter, her unwavering support, and her ability to make everyone feel special will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
As we say goodbye to Debbie, we also celebrate the incredible life she led and the countless lives she touched. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know her.Print This Obituary & Condolences