Debra (Waters) Battle, 64

Born: Sun., Jan. 6, 1957
Died: Wed., Sep. 1, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 04, 2021
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sun., Sep. 05, 2021
Location: First Broad Baptist Church

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Debra Waters Battle, 64, of Forest City, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
She was the daughter of the late Jacob Weldon Waters and Mary Clonch Waters, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Alan Waters. Debra was the longtime cafeteria manager at Carver Center, and served at other schools in the region. She was a dedicated Pastor's wife and a member of Golden Valley Church.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Rev. Charles Battle; her daughter, Kyra Bumgarner and her husband Charlie of Sandy Mush; her son, Matthew Charles Battle of Forest City; a sister, Darja Leonhardt of Cary; a brother, Charles Benjamin Leonhardt III of Morganton; her grandchildren, Isobel Battle, Brantley Bumgarner, and Levi Bumgarner.
The Funeral will be conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday, September 5, 2021 at First Broad Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Battle will officiate for his wife's service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Matthew Battle, Charlie Bumgarner, Albert Petty, Jr., Rev. Tripp Queen, Jerry Hunt, and Chris Lovelace.
The Visitation will be from 4 pm until 7 pm Saturday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Golden Valley Church, PO Box 441, Bostic, NC 28018 or First Broad Baptist Church, 2470 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, NC 28018.
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Albert & Donna Petty
   Posted Fri September 03, 2021
Our prayers and sympathy to one of the dearest families we’ve ever known. Debra was a blessing to everyone she met. She was definitely “called” by God to be a pastor’s wife. She left a lasting impression on children. She had a special gift for teaching preschoolers. We will miss our dear friend, but we will see her again.

Paul Simpson
   Posted Fri September 03, 2021
Charles, I am praying that God will give you and your family comfort during this time.

Ginny Owens
   Posted Fri September 03, 2021
Rev Battle & family-My prayers are with you and your family. It was a joy to know her. She will be missed by all who knew her. May God put his loving arms around you & comfort you & your family. With deepest sympathy, Ginny Owens

Megan Bowman
   Posted Fri September 03, 2021
Mrs. Debbie holds a special place in my childhood memories. She was a wonderful lady. Condolences and prayers for the Battle family.

Sharon Shytle
   Posted Fri September 03, 2021
I was so honored to do Debra's hair!
I hope it pleases you all! I thought she looked beautiful! She was such a sweet person to have known. I was glad to have met her and doing her hair made me know her alot better. She was a blessing every time she came in the shop! Every time I saw her she spoke to me and we had a conversation, she will be missed! I loved her truly.

Brenda M. Hoyle
   Posted Sat September 04, 2021
Charles and family

My prayers and all the blessings I can give to you can't be enough for you. We always enjoyed being around you and Debbie She was a great cook and did so much for the meals we would have at the church. We hope for the best for you. We love you and take care. Our prayers are with you..

With love,

Calvin and Brenda Hoyle

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