Deborah “Debbie” Jewel Whisnant passed away on August 28, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Health.

Debbie was born in Milton, FL to parents Rufus Alton and Ida Jewel Lee on January 27, 1952. She moved to Lakeland from Wildwood, Florida about 3 years ago and worked in childcare. She loved shopping, card games, and doting on her grandkids, whom loved her deeply.

Debbie is survived by her two sons, Davy and Chris Whisnant, both of Saint Petersburg; sister Carolyn Odom and her husband Cecil of Charlotte, NC; Niece Lauren Hardy of Charlotte, NC; Grandsons Tyler and Toby Whisnant of Zephyrhills; Granddaughter Macy Whisnant of Zephyrhills, Grandsons Will and Ace Whisnant of Saint Petersburg; and great-grandchildren Tessa and Tyson Whisnant of Zephyrhills.

Debbie was loved deeply by her kids, grandkids, and family. She will be deeply missed. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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