Debra Sue Pennington

Debra Sue Pennington

1955 – 2023

Debra Sue (Reece) Pennington was born March 27, 1955, to Mary Lou Shanks and Ray Denver Reece, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the age of 68.

Debi, as she was known by to friends and family, worked in retail for a number of years. She then went to work at EARC in a group home with disabled adults. She loved making a difference in their lives. She worked there until she was unable to.

Halloween was Debi’s favorite holiday. She loved dressing up, handing out candy and seeing all the adults and kids in their costumes. Debi had this infectious laugh that could be heard for miles! Nothing could make her smile more than her son, David. She was so extremely proud of all of David’s accomplishments and was the most proud to be his mom! She loved David so incredibly much!

Her pride and joy was her three grandsons; Drew, Derek, and Daven. It didn’t matter if it was sporting events, babysitting or just playing board games with her grandsons; she would be there any chance she got with her infectious laugh! Debi loved her family and friends unconditionally.

Debi was preceded in death by her mom, Mary Lou Swearingen, stepdad, Marion Swearingen, biological dad, Ray Denver Reece, sister, Joy Swearingen, and nephew, Marion “MJ” Swearingen.

Sheis survived by; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Danielle Bishop; her grandsons, Drew, Derek, and Daven Bishop; brother, Rodney Reece; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Debi will be truly missed by all who loved her.

Services will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Matthews Funeral Home.

5 thoughts on “Debra Sue Pennington”

  1. Rodney R Reece

    Well it’s been a long road but now she can rest in peace,no more pain no more suffering. Now I’m the last of my immediate family,I personally will tell our story about life as we knew it at the old log cabin. I hope everyone enjoys it since I’m the only one who can tell it. Have a safe trip Deborah it may be awhile before I join you and the rest of the family. ❤️ RRR

  2. Sara Kimbrell

    I met Debbie during Covid whenever visitors were not really allowed in the nursing home. I would wave at her through the doors. She always had a big smile when she would see me walk up. She loved her son and his family and talked about them every chance she got. Although we were only able to talk on the phone and wave at each other through the glass, it was always a pleasure of mine to be able to go by and drop things off at the nursing home. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Gods Blessings for peace and comfort. Sara K

  3. Carol Lindsay

    David & Danielle, So sorry to hear about Debi’s passing. Always loved visiting with her at family gatherings. May all the warm memories that you have of her be of comfort to you in the days and weeks to come. Love you all.

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