Debra Ann Kirtdoll-Fleming, 58, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.
Debra was born on August 3, 1961, in Bell City, Missouri to the late Acie and Eva (Jenkins) Kirtdoll. Debra accepted Christ at an early age and was raised by both parents who gave her a strong Christian upbringing. When the family relocated from Missouri to Niles, Michigan, Debra was the tender age of 5 and attended Niles School Systems and Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana. She was a greeter at her local church and loved her job working as a lunch attendant for the Catholic School System in St. Joseph Michigan.
On June 15, 2003, Debra married L.C. Fleming who preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.
Debra was a fun-loving Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt, and Friend to everyone she encountered. She loved fashion/ dressing up, music, skating, decorating/home décor, reading her daily scriptures, spending time with her kids, grandkids, and family. Debra loved to laugh and share good times with her loved ones, especially her children and close nieces and nephews.
Debra was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; Barbara Hamilton, Jessie Ballard, Ella Louise Haynes, Josephine Kirtdoll and two brothers; Clarence McKinnes, Willie Pete Kirtdoll and a very Special and Dear Aunt Essie Dee Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons; James (Tasha) Kirtdoll of Buchanan, Michigan, Christopher (Danielle) Kirtdoll of South Bend, Indiana, Three Daughters; Nadia (Sherman) Waller of Fayetteville, Georgia, Knenah Kirtdoll of South Bend, Indiana Nichole Kirtdoll of Niles, Michigan, 21 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers; Willie (Vestee) McKinnes of Muskegon, Michigan, Billy (Yvette) Kirtdoll of Dallas, Texas, Benny Kirtdoll of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 4 sisters; Frances Roland and Martha Kirtdoll both of Detroit, Michigan, Betty Ward of Jacksonville, Florida, Mary (Ivery) Cross of Niles, Michigan and a host of close nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home.
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