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(Apr 19, 2012)

DEBRA LYNN SOWARDS BREWER, 57, of Milton, W.Va., went to sleep and entered into the presence of her Savior on Tuesday April 17, 2012. Debbie was born on August 31, 1954, in Milton to Adalee Sowards and Lawrence Thomas "Pappy" Sowards. She had three brothers, Billie Jack Hager, Barry Hager and Jeff Sowards and one sister Joretta Carr. On June 7, 1974, Debbie married the love of her life, Ronald Dean Brewer, and they spent their lives together in Milton. Debbie and Ron had one daughter Leigh-Ann Brewer, born on June 5, 1978. Debbie was a devoted wife and a loving mother. She was a Sunday School teacher at the Open Door Bible Church, where her husband pastors. Debbie was a vibrant and beautiful woman who possessed much strength and creativity. Her relationship with Jesus was of utmost importance in her life, wanting to share Him with those she encountered. Debbie is survived by her husband Reverend Ronald D. Brewer, her little pup Baby Lynn, her daughter Leigh-Ann Brewer, her son-in-law Dr. Dan Henderson, her mother Adalee Sowards, and many others whom she loved so much. Going on before her was her father Lawrence Sowards, her brother Billie Jack, and her grandmother Garnet Cremeans. Debbie's visitation will be held on Thursday April 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. and her Life Celebration will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. The service will be officiated by her husband Reverend Ronald Brewer. Pallbearers include Sam Carr, David Carr, Michael Carr, Tim Carr, Scott Carr, Charlie Shaikov, BJ Allen, and Paul Searls. Flowers can be sent to Wallace Funeral Home. Donations can be made to Hospice of Huntington in memory of her father Lawrence Sowards. Debbie's message she left behind was, "Come and go to Heaven with me . . . Goodnight, I will see you in the morning."

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