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Debra Crawford December 28, 1987 - January 13, 2021

Debra Denise Crawford, 33, of Springfield, MO passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, January 13, 2021 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. She was born December 28, 1987 in Springfield, MO to John Henry and Mary (Bellamy) Crawford. She attended Fair Play High School and graduated in 2006.  

Growing up, Debra was very outgoing. She enjoyed being outdoors, bonfires, 4 wheeling and going to the lake and being around her family and friends. She loved being adventurous and trying new things. She enjoyed partying and always laughing. Her brothers enjoyed picking on her every chance they got and she picked on them equally. Debra was very outspoken and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She had a huge passion for music and to sing. Debra had such a huge heart. She would do anything for anyone. Later in life, Debra mostly enjoyed spending every second with her children. Seeing her eyes light up each time she saw them and always having a huge smile on her face. Debra learned to love and feel love through her Boyfriend, Kevin and her children. She was in the process of building her life with Kevin and her children in their home. Her contagious laugh and beautiful smile will be greatly missed. Debra also generously donated her organs and saved lives with her selfless donation.  

Debra was preceded in death by her father John Henry Crawford and grandmother Lillie May Satterfield. She is survived by her son, Benjamin Piper; daughter, Amelia Piper; Mother, Mary (Crawford) Rose and step-father Richard; Sister, Frances Crawford; Brother, John (Jay) and Taleesha Crawford; Brother, Isiacc and Amy Crawford; Step-Brother, Rick Rose; Nieces, BreAnnah, Madison, Briley, Kinley, Myra, Emma and Bella.  Many other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Eulogies will begin at 2:00 P.M. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



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    Mom says

    You are going to be missed so dearly my babygirl your children will always be taken care of and know you always loved them. There is nothing that can take away the way you loved with all your heart for your children or the love that that I have for you. You live on with in our memorys and our hearts
    I will Love you for all my life and after. You are the wind beneath my wings.

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    Lisa T says

    Heartbreaking to learn of your passing. Saying a prayer for you and your family. ❤️

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    Ashley Cameron and Kevin Ashlock says

    Mary, Richard, JJ, Issac, Francis, Benjamin and Amelia…. I cannot fully express the sorrow I feel for you at this time. I am thankful to have shared so many memories with Debra and am consumed with sadness by her tragic passing. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. Thinking of you all and sending my love <3
    May you rest in peace Debra.

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    Theresa Bowers and Family says

    Debra you were such a beautiful person inside and out. You will be missed so much, and we will keep your memory alive for years to come for your 2 beautiful children Benjamin and Amelia. Dusty and Kevin loved you so very much and they will be there for each other to carry on. I am so sorry for your loss Mary, Richard and to the rest of your family. Love you all, and I am sending prayers and hugs.

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    John & Leah Ann Gaddy says

    I can’t believe you are gone, you will be missed by many.
    I have wonderful memories of Debra. I loved listening to her sing. I’m sure she is singing in Gods chior now. May you R.I.P. Debra.

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    Paul Hudson says

    I’m going to miss you debra! you could always put a smile on my face just from a hug no matter how down I was. it’s starting to sink in that you really are gone and I’ll never get another hug but I’ll always remember and carry the ones I got with me forever. thanks for being there for me when no one else was. I’ll never forget you Debra Denise!!!! my prayers are with your family as well right now. Not goodbye….just…I’ll see ya later.

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    Nancy says

    I met Debra at one of the worst times of my life. She came into Casey’s and was talkin about my grandson, he was born with severe brain damage and wasn’t doin well. Debra didn’t realize it was my grandson it was something she seen on Facebook. When I ask if Peyton was who she was talkin about she confirmed it was. We stood there and talked and cried. After that any time she came in to store she ask about him and after he passed she came by and talked to me and would check in with me. She was such a sweet person. I am glad I got to know her and have a relationship with her. Her kindness and friendship will never be forgotten. She will be missed.

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    Mary Rose says

    It has been 6 months since We lost you. I still cant believe you are gone its been the qorse nightmare a mother r or any parent can have. I know your not coming back but it feels like you are still here, yes you will always be in our hearts and minds, but I am still waiting for you to knock or call me and the kids. I miss you babygirl momma is is broken without you here us ome flowers for you from us each 🌹🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹