Debra Ann Dooley HeltonDungannon, VA | December 08, 2011
Debra Helton – Dungannon, VA
Debra Ann Dooley Helton, 53, Dungannon, VA passed away, December 8, 2011 at her residence.
She was born in Scott County, VA on April 29, 1958 to Lottie Rosmand Dooley and the late Henry Hudson Dooley.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ervin and Etta Dooley.
Survivors include her mother, Lottie Dooley, Dungannon, VA; sons, Tim Helton and wife, Jorden, Dungannon, VA and Matt Helton and, Cindy Fields, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren, Destinee Helton and Jaden Morris; sisters, Kathy Dooley, Dungannon, VA and Diane Begley and husband, James, Ft. Blackmore, VA; brothers, Ricky Dooley and Julia Sluss, Dungannon, VA and Danny Dooley, Dungannon, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charlie Taylor officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Carter Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the graveside service.
An online guest registry is available for the Helton family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Debra Ann Dooley Helton.
CondolencesI am so sorry to hear about Debbie. We went to school together since 1st grade. She was a beautiful and wonderful person all of the time. May God Bless your family
it's just really hard to believe this has happened. I will always remember her as the beautiful person she was inside and out! We will see her again someday. Love You all. Jackie Wolfe Broadwater
Posted by: Jackie Wolfe Broadwater, December 12, 2011
May God wrap his loving arms around each of you during this sad time. My heart goes out to all of Debbie's family.
Posted by: Katie Hillman Carter, December 12, 2011
I didn't see you much since our graduation but I thought of you often. My prayers are with your family. They can always remember you as a very thoughtful and caring person. I will always remember you as a dear friend at Twin Springs High School class of 1976.
Posted by: Betty Finch Contreras, December 11, 2011
You will surely be missed. we didn't get to see you that much,but you always had a friendly smile for us. Enjoy your beautiful home.
Posted by: Kyle and Doris Begley, December 11, 2011
Aunt Debbie , YOU are Greatly Missed and Always will be. That is something that will NEVER change. You was Great at being Friends with Everyone that you could be friends with. You were the type of Person that would take their shirt off for Anyone if they Wanted or Needed it at anytime or so it seemed. I know that some people may have taken that for granted at times or so it be said. But You Never seemed to worry about that at all. Aunt Debbie You were so much like a Best Friend to Me even though You were by Aunt and Great at both though. I will Miss you Greatly all the Long Talks You and I have had with each other will be Greatly Missed also. I know and can feel as though you are looking down upon us and saying Hey I am ok I don't have to Worry anymore to get my Nerves up and No more suffering either here were I am now. Chris and I are going to Greatly Miss you and that will Never change No matter what. WE LOVED YOU THEN AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AUNT DEBBIE. Please just Rest in Peace and enjoy yourself now. Please also tell Everyone of the Family Hello and that we miss them also. But we know that you are going to also be looking down upon us and still trying your Best to continue to Help us in anyway you can.
WE will Miss YOU Very Much!!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS AND LOVE YOU DEARLY!!!
LOVING YOU AND MISSING YOU AUNT DEBBIE,
Christopher and Jessica 'Begley' Jenkins
Posted by: Jessica Begley Jenkins, December 11, 2011
I have known Debbie for the last 12 years. She has always treated me like I was her sister instead of just Rickey's girlfriend. I loved her with all my heart. She was like a second mother to my son. We will all greatly miss her. We love you Debbie.
Posted by: Julie Sluss, December 10, 2011
To the Family of Debra Dooley Helton
I am one of the members of her graduating class of 1976 from Twin Springs High School and find it an honor to call her a friend . In school ,she was always nice and outgoing and had a smile for all . After graduation it is sad we all parted and went our different direction and took different paths and lost contact of most of our fellow classmates not saying we forgot them . The family of Deb has my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolence with love and prayers that God will wrap you each in his arms and comfort you with the peace and strenght that you are going to need in the days and years ahead. MAY GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU
Marsie Parks Daugherty Graduating Class 1976
Posted by: Marsie Parks Daugherty, December 10, 2011
Debbie was my sister-in- law for many years, I remenber when both of her sons were born. We had a lot of good times a lot of laughs, and a lot of tears. She was always a wonderful person to me. But time and life seperated us, we lost touch with each other,and that in it's self is so sad because this lady knew how to be a friend, She excepted you for you. She was a very special person. Debbie i haven't seen you in a very long time, but i did think of you and our time together often.I'm glad that you were a part of my life. I can't believe that you are gone. You will always be remender and loved in a very special way by me.Dovie Helton Dean
Posted by: Dovie Helton Dean, December 10, 2011
Aunt Debbie, words cannot describe the times we had together, even though we didnt always get along at times, I still loved you with all my heart. I still love you even though you are gone. Khalyn and Jocelyn love you very much too. I don't know how i will cope with the fact that you wont be at Mammaws on Sundays now when I come up. You mean more to me than you ever knew, even though I didn't say it, doesnt mean that I didnt care. I hope you are in a better place and that you will keep and eye on us from time to time... Tell Papaw and Grandpaw that we love and miss them both. I can't wait to see you again.
I will always cherish the times that we had together, and all the memories that I have of you. I love you, Marty
Posted by: Marty Reece, December 09, 2011
It gives me great pain to know that my mamaw is not with us any more but it would be selfish to want her back knowing how much pain she was in but I know she watches over us in heaven. I wish she could have seen me one last time and i could have said goodbye. RIP mamaw Debbie
Posted by: Jaden Morris, December 09, 2011
Debbie was like a mother to me. She was such a wonderful part of my life. I can honestly say that I loved her like I love few other people on this earth. I can only take comfort knowing that she isn't hurting and suffering anymore. I feel like every day of my life now that I have to live without her in it will be a lot less bright and beautiful. She made the world a better place by simply being in it and she will be missed.
Posted by: Jorden Helton, December 09, 2011
This is Debbie's niece Cheyanne. She is more like a mother to me and my brother. Her death has left the family in such great deal of pain. It hurts us today to know that she is gone and never coming back. Everyone is coming together because that's what Debbie would've wanted. Even though you are not here with us today, your our angel in heaven looking down with Papaw! I love and miss you soo much
Posted by: Cheyanne Hall, December 09, 2011
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