Funeral services for Deborah Brent, 57, of Centerville, Texas, were held Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Bro. Jim Bob Gunnels officiated the service, and interment was in the New Salem Cemetery, east of Centerville in the Centerview Community.
Deborah Denise Brent was born on October 15, 1959, in Pineville, Louisiana to Calvin Ray and Virginia (Pace) Gray. She had worked as a waitress at the Town Café in Centerville for the past twenty years until her health began to fail. This, however, provided Deborah with some much needed time to spend with her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Family was extremely important to Deborah, and she had a large one. She always made sure that each member always knew how much they were loved. Deborah had lived in Centerville for the past twenty-four years, coming from Willis. She passed away in Bryan, Texas on October 4, 2017.
Preceded in death by her father, Calvin Gray.
Survived by mother, Virginia Gray of Willis; husband, Jerry Brent, Sr. of Centerville; five sons, Jerry (Terria) Brent, Jr. of Centerville, Joe (Stacy) Brent of Jewett, Jeffery (Kristin) Brent of Troy, MO and Stephen (Jo Beth) Brent of Centerville; two daughters, Amanda (Jeff) Hill of Centerville and Valarie Brent of Centerville; three brothers, Dennis Gray of Dry Prong, LA, David (Donna) Gray of New Waverly and Dean (Rhonda) Gray of New Waverly; two sisters, Dorothy (Cowboy) Landaverde of Willis and Delana (Wade) Wolf of Zug, Switzerland; twenty-five grandchildren, Dillan Brent, Kaylee Marie Brent, Casey Renea Brent, Kyla Brent, Kassidy Johnson, Jocelyn Johnson, Madison Brent, Averi Brent, Blaine Brent, Meagan Hill, Makayla Hill, Jayden Hill, Jordyn Hill, Mason Brent, Aubrey Brent, Carter Brent, Brady Crouch, Reagan Crouch, Lexi Brent, Lana Brent, Liberty Brent, Logan Brent, Adyson Pyle, Adylyn Pyle and Weston Pyle and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville was in charge of all arrangements. Please visit Deborah’s memorial tribute page at www.waltersfuneralhome.com