Debra Whited

Obituary of Debra Whited

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Debra Ann Whited, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully with family by her side at her home in Efland on June 12th, 2024. She was born on November 26th, 1956 in Alamance County and lived a life filled with love and laughter until the very end.

Debra leaves behind her husband Danny R. Whited; her children Jessica Chelenza and husband Nicholas Chelenza; Jamie Sechrist and wife Ericka Sechrist; Jenny Sechrist; stepchildren Billy Whited and Brandon Whited; special family Crystal Robinson and Troy Robinson; special friends Hilda Davis and Linda Stone. Her legacy also lives on through her cherished grandchildren CJ Whited, Olivia Whited, Gracie Cave, Landon Cave, Makayla Stone, Camden Stone, Amia Clark, Carter Warren, Lexi Chelenza,  Nya Pope and Sawyer Sechrist as well as numerous extended family members who held a special place in Debra's heart.

Throughout the past four-and-a-half years of battling small cell lung cancer with unwavering strength and faithfulness to God's plan for her life. The UNC Cancer Center provided exceptional care during this time - she had an amazing oncology team led by an exceptional nurse navigator Tammy Allred. Despite the challenges she faced every day during this battle against cancer never once did she give up hope or lose sight of what truly mattered most to her: spending precious moments with those she loved dearly.

Family was everything to Debra – especially her grandchildren who were the center of her world. She treasured every moment spent with them whether it was in person or through FaceTime calls that brought joy into their lives even amidst difficult times. Laughter became their solace when facing pain together - Mama’s infectious laugh brightened their darkest days.

Her work as a self-employed house cleaner alongside Crystal Robinson spanned over two decades where they built strong bonds not only with clients but also formed lifelong friendships along the way.

In addition to being a dedicated worker Debra enjoyed cooking for loved ones, watching cooking shows, tending to her flowers, watching TikTok videos among other things that brought joy into everyday life despite its hardships.
She remained steadfastly faithful throughout all trials knowing that God had a plan for every twist turn encountered along this journey called life.
Debra is preceded In death by Father Jessie, Step-Mother Frances,  Mother Kathleen Sechrist, sister Linda Gail Sechrist yet survived by loving husband, children, grandchildren countless others whose lives have been touched by hers forevermore.
Due to recent events regarding our dear Mama’s passing we will be holding private memorial services at later date while asking for flowers or donations to be sent directly to daughter, Jessica Chelenza’s home located at 5918 Florasaline Drive Mebane NC 27302 to be taken to the family home by Jessica. 

Mama’s last days of care were assisted by Amedisys Hospice Care. We want to extend a gracious thank you to Mama’s amazing neighbor, Peggy for her love and support during Mama’s battle. 

The loss of such an incredible woman has left an irreplaceable void within those who knew adored respected admired shared memories laughter tears alongside someone so deeply cherished. 

May you rest eternally now beautiful Mama safe within Jesus’ embrace until we meet again someday beyond heavens gates.

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