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Debra Ceballos


Private family services will be held for Debra Ceballos, 59, of Lexington. Services  will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Ceballos passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at the Norman Regional Healthplex.

Debra Ann Lawrence was born December 1, 1961 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children born to James Kevin Lawrence and Emma Jean (Vincent) Lawrence. She was raised primarily in Los Angeles where she attended school.

Debra started working as a CNA and this would lead to a very long and rewarding career. One night, while at work, she met a young man named James Ceballos. She was introduced to him by a coworker, who just happened to be his mom.  They were the perfect couple, and on April 8, 1981 James married Debra.They made their home in Norwalk, Calif., where they welcomed daughters, Jamie, Jessica and Jennifer and son, James Jr.

By 1995, the Ceballos had relocated to Oklahoma, settling east of Lexington. Debra worked at several area nursing homes, caring and providing for her patients. Her greatest joy was her family, and she cherished her grandchildren. She was always up for a ballgame and their various other activities.

Debra was fun loving and adventurous, and looked forward to trips to the casino. She was a wonderful wife and mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Emma Lawrence.

Debra is survived by her husband, James of the home;  children, Jamie Turnpaugh and husband, Steve, of Wanette, Jessica Barnard and husband, Jason, of Lexington, Jennifer Houck of Lexington and James Ceballos of Moore; sister, Anna Lower of Lexington; four brothers, Jimmy Lawrence of Norman, Mike Lawrence and wife, Shannon, of Norwalk, Calif., Joe Lawrence of Norwalk, Calif., and Scott Lawrence and wife, Jamie, of Noble; her pride and joy, grandchildren, Abby and Emma, Zac and Elizabeth and Haylee and Payton and a host of other family and friends.    

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.