Deborah Spratlin Williams

Born in Bruce, MS on January 24, 1963

Departed on March 21, 2020 and resided in Cedar Hill, TN

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Deborah Jane Spratlin Williams, “Debbie”, passed away March 21st 2020 at 57 years old. She was born to Alfred and Betty Spratlin on January 24th, 1963. Debbie was a high school graduate of Vardaman Mississippi and an honor graduate of Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia Mississippi.
Debbie met the love of her life, Gary Williams, in college where he was studying to earn his degree in Dairy Science. He has been a Feed Specialist for the Tennessee Farmers Co-op for 30 years. Debbie worked as a hair stylist for 8 years before she became a stay-at-home mom to raise their three children. They, along with Gary’s parents John and Yvonne Williams, own a farm in Cedar Hill Tennessee where they raise beef cattle.
Debbie was very active in her community where she attended Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. She served as director of Vacation Bible School, helped with many after school programs, and served as the president and treasurer of the Jo Byrns School PTA. She loved keeping the books for Volleyball, basketball, and softball as long as her children were involved. Debbie returned to work at the Gallery of Artistic Design as the Office Manager where she worked for 12 years.
Her greatest accomplishments were raising her three children with Gary. Britney, who is living in Canada as an artist, Laura Beth, who works as a dental hygienist in Hawaii, and Kyle, who served in the Marine Corps for four years.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Gary and their three children, Britney, Laura Beth, and Kyle, along with Laura Beth’s husband, Steve Iversen. Her brothers, Ricky and Toney along with their families. Her mother, Betty Spratlin. And her in-laws, John and Yvonne Williams.
In lieu of flowers, Debbie wishes any contributions being made in her memory go to Martha’s Song through NorthCrest Medical center in Springfield, Tennessee. Martha’s Song provides help to Robertson County residents who are dealing with cancer.
NorthCrest Foundation, 100 NorthCrest Drive, Springfield, TN 37172, 615-384-2411.

In light of the concerns and restrictions placed on group gatherings due to Covid 19, we have decided to have a memorial service for the immediate family only. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time.

Online condolences can be made at

Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, and Memorial Service 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield TN 37172 (615) 384-5437

24 Comments to Deborah Spratlin Williams

  1. Bobbie Slayton
    March 24, 2020 11:32 am

    Billy and I want to convey our deepest sympathy. We are beyond sorry for you. We know our words cannot convey our love for you like being there in person but it’s all at this time it’s we can do. A special prayer for all of you will be sent to the Father to take good care of your sweet Debbie until you can all be reunited one day in heaven.

    Much love,
    Billy and Bobbie Slayton

  2. Lorna Parker Reifers
    March 24, 2020 11:38 am

    So sorry to hear about Debbie. Betty, Ricky, Tony and her husband and children. You are all in my prayers.

  3. Sandra Wright Luckett
    March 24, 2020 11:39 am

    Sending prayers for your family during this time.

  4. Peggy Tucker
    March 24, 2020 11:49 am

    God bless your family during this most difficult time. You are in our prayers.

  5. Cheryl Elliott
    March 24, 2020 12:06 pm

    Gary and family, we are so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She is a beautiful soul. Always cheerful and kind to others. She will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her. I know you are both very proud of your children as you should be. God Bless you all. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time and in the coming days and months.

    Cheryl and William

  6. Joanna
    March 24, 2020 3:05 pm

    Debbie was a special person who I’ve known many years. We first met at JBHS when our children were in school and played sports together. Debbie worked hard for her community and loved her family and friends so much. I will miss her.
    Rest In Peace precious friend,
    Joanna and Family

  7. Kim Walker
    March 24, 2020 3:19 pm

    Gary and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Debbie! I enjoyed getting to know her when I worked at Jo Byrns. She always had a smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and the days to come.
    Kim and Jeff Walker

  8. Glenda Haley
    March 24, 2020 3:25 pm

    To each of you..reaching out with love and hugs during this heart felt time. May God wrap his loving arms around each one of you and give you comfort and peace. Sending our prayers to you.

    Glenda and Pete Haley

  9. Wayne and Fran Wallace
    March 24, 2020 4:34 pm

    Gary and children, we’re so very sorry for your lost. Our hearts and prayers are with each of you. God bless you. Fran and Wayne Wallace

  10. Kay Webster
    March 24, 2020 5:00 pm

    Go rest high on that mountain❤️❤️❤️🤪

  11. Sherry Mcowen
    March 24, 2020 5:41 pm

    Prayers and thoughts with you all during this time sherry and Larry mcowen.

  12. Joe, Anne & Lake Elliott
    March 24, 2020 7:05 pm

    Gary and family we are so very sorry for your lost. May the Lord be with you.

  13. Ashley Richardson
    March 24, 2020 7:28 pm

    What a beautiful woman inside and out. She raised amazing children and touched the lives of many!

  14. Shirley Smith
    March 24, 2020 8:06 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie was a sweet kind lady. She will be missed.

  15. Mona Lawrence
    March 24, 2020 9:09 pm

    Rest in peace sweet Debbie. You made me a better person by being my friend.

  16. Kathy Finley
    March 24, 2020 9:50 pm

    Gary and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie always had a beautiful smile and sweet personality. Prayers for you, Britney, Laura, Kyle, and your parents.

  17. Tim and Vickie Sutherland
    March 25, 2020 12:29 pm

    Our hearts pour out to you and your family at this time of loss. Ms Betty we miss you so much and we pray for God’s comforting and love during is most difficult time. We love you with all our hearts.

  18. harriett heard
    March 25, 2020 3:16 pm

    Britney, Laura and Kyle. I am so sorry for your loss.Debbie was a beautiful person and a joy to know. She always brightened when she spoke about the three of you. Her smile and sweet spirit will be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with during this time.

  19. Tim & Erixana Brooks
    March 26, 2020 2:34 pm

    Gary, Britney, Laura Beth, and Kyle – We are so sorry. We have such fond memories of our time with Debbie and all of you, as our kids grew up with yours. We spent many hours with Debbie working at JoByrns in the PTA and vacation Bible School, not to mention all the time we had together through activities and friendship. Debbie was a wonderful person. God Bless you. Tim & Erixana

  20. Sarah Poole
    March 27, 2020 10:53 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. It was a great pleasure knowing this amazing woman and it broke my heart to hear about her passing. I love all of you even tho we dont talk anymore.

  21. Betsy Axley
    March 29, 2020 10:32 am

    I am heartbroken. Debbie was a beautiful person. I have wonderful memories of Debbie at Jo Byrns and fun summer days at the YMCA! Britney, Laura Beth, and Kyle – I love you. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  22. Sandy Yates
    March 29, 2020 11:50 am

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a special person!

  23. Carol Carter Ramsey
    March 29, 2020 2:44 pm

    So sorry to hear. Debbie was such a loving and caring person. Thoughts and prayers for all her family and friends that have lost a special lady.

  24. Colleen Johnson
    November 30, 2020 1:41 am

    Gary, Britney, Laura Beth, and Kyle, my heart is broken to learn of Debbie’s passing. I send you all my deepest sympathies. Debbie had such a wonderful spirit. She was definitely a force to be reckoned with who loved her family fiercely and without reservation. She gave so much of herself to so many and never wavered in her convictions to Christ and church. I was so very blessed to have known her. I send my love and prayers to you all.

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