Deborah Kaye (Oliver) Carrell

April 2, 1955 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 66)


Mrs. Deborah Kaye Carrell, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend joined her Savior in heaven on Thursday, January 20, 2022. She is reunited with Kenneth, her husband of 49 years, who preceded her in death.

Deborah was a resident of Broaddus, Texas for over 40 years. She served in several different capacities in the community. In her past she worked for San Augustine drycleaners, Broaddus ISD, and several other local establishments. She was a member of Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist Church and her church family was truly an extension of her biological family.

Deborah is survived by her three children: Kendra and her husband Joel Grizzle of Lyons, Kansas, Karen and husband Scott Stentz of Athens, Texas, and Troy and wife Sarah Carrell of Woodville, Texas. Deborah always said she wanted enough grandchildren for a basketball or baseball team, and her wish was granted. Her grandchildren are the highlights of retired years. Her FaceBook page was always loaded with pictures of her nine angels:  Kennedy, Jace and Gage Grizzle, Emory, Liam and Grayson Stentz, and Emalee Holloway, husband Clayton, Megan Keesler and Reese Carrell.

Deborah was born in Houston, Texas, on April 2, 1955, to PC ‘Jack’ and Katherine Oliver. Deborah was the oldest daughter of five children. Her siblings included: Patty, husband Lester, Regina White, Diana, husband Burl Hobson and brother Charles, wife Amy Oliver. Deborah had a host of additional bothers and sisters when she married Kenneth. She became a ‘sister’ to her Carrell siblings who include: Mike and Donna Carrell, Robert and Rita Carrell, Larry and Sonja Carrell, Pam and Gary Bolt, Paula and Davey McLeod, and Charles Carrell.

Deborah was a homemaker and caregiver, like none other. She always made sure everyone’s needs were met and put others before herself. Some fond memories of her include her sassy way of snapping her fingers as she danced to ZZ Top or Kid Rock. She could have easily listed the title of gourmet chef to her list of accomplishments. Deborah had such a forgiving nature and loved unconditionally.  She was also a patient woman and will be remembered how much she gave of herself to others.

Visitation will be held at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home on Sunday, January 23, 2022, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Services will follow at 1:30 p.m. Graveside celebration will take place at Broaddus Cemetery following the funeral.

The family invites guests to Harvey Creek Missionary Baptist church fellowship hall for a meal and a time of fellowship. 

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Funeral Service
January 23, 2022

1:30 PM
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
316 West Columbia
San Augustine, TX 75972

Committal Service & Interment
January 23, 2022

Broaddus Cemetery
Off Tx Hwy 147 North
Broaddus, Texas 75929

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