Obituary: Debbie Lynette Chambers

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Debbie Lynette Chambers, of Holly Pond, Alabama, ran into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on March 16, 2024, at the age of 53. Lynette was born in Cullman County, Alabama, on Aug. 31, 1970, to Andrew Lemual and Delby Jean Paige Chambers.

Lynette was a special lady. She was one of the country’s oldest spina bifida survivors, and oh what a survivor she was! Doctors gave her parents an estimated life expectancy of seven years. When she passed that milestone with no sign of slowing down, the doctors then told her parents to expect her to decline in her teens. Lynette did not decline, but rather she excelled. A graduating member of the Holly Pond Class of 1988, Lynette continued her education at Wallace State Community College and gained college credits as well. Lynette was currently working in the capacity of Human Resources Assistant for the Cullman Electric Cooperation, and she absolutely loved her past four years of employment with the Co-Op.

Lynette was not only passionate about her career, but she also loved her Redan Missionary Baptist Church family dearly and was a devoted servant of her Heavenly Father. She helped teach children’s church, taught the annual VBS music class, organized and maintained the church prayer chain, and published the weekly church bulletin. She was also a member of the church sign art team and with her talent, she blessed many people. Lynette loved Jesus and she accepted Him as her Lord and Savior as a young adult.

In her free time, Lynette enjoyed being a member of Hope Horses, as well as being a part of the Miracle League. She was on the softball team, basketball team, and the bowling league and she enjoyed the friendships she made with her teammates. She was also an avid Alabama fan.

Lynette was a true example of the love of Christ, and she was always quick to offer a smile or hug. She never met a stranger and she loved everyone. She was a vital part of the Redan and Holly Pond communities, and we have all been blessed to call her our friend. Lynette was a constant in the community, offering encouragement and a sweet hug to those grieving or having a tough time. You could not spend any time around her without knowing you were loved and prayed for. She truly was a special blessing to us all.

Lynette was exceptional in many areas, but she had the love and support of her mother and late father, and their encouragement helped her to be the best she could possibly be in all areas of her life. With their sacrifice and commitment and her determination and perseverance, Lynette became the beautiful person we all love. She had a special bond with her family and her parents, brother and sister-in-law, niece and nephew, great-niece and great-nephew meant the world to her.

While we grieve for Lynette here on this earth, there is also rejoicing for her as she is made new and is now praising her Heavenly Father alongside so many she loved and grieved for. Lynette was welcomed into heaven by her father, Andrew Chambers; grandparents, L.D. and Lynell Chambers; Walter and Delora Paige; great-grandparents, Vinus and Ludy Blakely, and Mack and Bernie Hooper.

She is missed greatly by and survived by her mother, Delby Chambers; brother, Andy Chambers (Terresa); nephew, Jonathan Chambers; niece, Chartina Short (David); great-nephew, Terry Hunkapiller; great-niece, Vicki Hunkapiller; second mother, Brenda Blackwood; her church family; and a host of extended and loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Redan Missionary Baptist Church, from 5 p.m., until 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 1 p.m., with Lynette lying in state from 12 noon until services begin.

Pastor Mike King, Dr. David Chambers, and Bro. DeJuan Reese will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery where David Short, Terry Hunkapiller, Jesse Morton, Zach Howard, Micah Chambers, and Jeremy Howard will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hope Horses, Inc., of Cullman, in Lynette’s memory.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to have called Lynette our friend and is also honored to serve her family.