Debbra Christina Purkey
Debbra Christina (Townsend) Purkey 66 from Franklin, IN passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation in Franklin, IN.
She was born on October 15, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia.
She had been a waitress for the Waffle House in Columbus and Taylorsville, IN and the Holiday Inn in Columbus, IN for many years. She never knew a stranger and always smiled.
Survivors include her three children Elizabeth M. Hughes (Jarrod) of Franklin, IN, Emmet McAnelly of Columbus, IN and Laylonna Hurley (John) of Indianapolis, IN, grandchildren Priscilla AD Martin, Ashley D. Mason (Kyle Mason ), Jarrod M Hughes Jr., Siarra M. Hughes and Trevor W. Hughes, great-grandchild Kaidum D. Mason.
She was predeceased by her father and stepmother Hugh Townsend and Annie Townsend, mother and stepfather Rosa and Don Harper, best friend and sister-in-law Martha Townsend, siblings Roger Townsend, Diana Lester ( Roy) and Linda Medina.
Pastor Dustin Hite will host a service on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South US 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN and will be streamed live for family and friends to connect with. www.swartzmortuary.com/obituary/debbra-purkey. Please use Google Chrome Internet Firefox for optimal viewing. Friends can call Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 5 p.m. until the time of morgue service.
A private inurnment will be held at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN.
Online condolences can be sent to family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-0202.