Debra Hatcher Snead
1957 - 2021
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston
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Huddleston, VA 24104-3737
Debra Hatcher Snead

May 6, 1957 - May 1, 2021

Debra Harris Snead of 7315 Bishop Creek Road, Lynch Station, Va., went home to be with God on Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was a patient at LGH-MICU suffering from the terrible results of COVID-19. Gathered around her bedside were family, friends and spiritual leaders as the "Angel of Lord" came to take her home. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Wilson Hatcher.

She is survived by her husband, David Allen Snead; her son, Danny Lynn Harris Jr. and wife, Alison, of Huddleston; her father, William L. "Willie" Hatcher; her stepdaughter, Jennifer Bell and husband, Wesley, of Long Island, Va.; stepson, David Allen Snead; her brother, Steven D. Hatcher and wife, Jean, of Hurt.; her four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, and a host of friends who loved her.

A funeral service will be held at the Huddleston Church of God of Prophecy in at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, with the Rev. Charles Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston.

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Published by The News & Advance on May 4, 2021.
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Mr. Hatcher, David and families,
Debra was my best friend in high school after she got transferred to Liberty. We shared secrets, talked of boys and love, cried together when our hearts got broken. Alas, life moves on and we lost touch over the years. We got together about 8 years ago and had lunch and I so loved seeing her again. I wish we had stayed in touch. It was such a shock when I heard this and I know no words will ease the grief. But, I do know we'll all see her again one day never to lose touch again. Prayers for you all. And I hope you found my note and the goodies I left for you. God bless each of you and hold you in his loving arms.
Rebecca Turpin
May 7, 2021
My darling Deb, You were the first born to your mother and me. As a little girl, with almost red hair, you were such a joy to your mom and me. So many little, funny memories for us. You had a tricycle and our neighbor had chickens that would come in our yard. You did not say "chicken I will run you over" but said "chicken I will run you!" and you would chase them. You were part of Christmas plays, etc. at the church and your mom and I were so proud of you. We watched you grow into a beautiful, gentle spirited young woman who was so moved by the misfortunes of those around you. It took very little bad news to cause those beautiful, big, brown eyes to fill up with tears. Of this too, we were proud of you. When you became a wife and mother, we could not have asked for a more perfect daughter. After David and you were married and you lived nearby we could expect our Darling Deb at least one day every week. We knew that if Deb even thought that her mom and I had any need, you would not rest until you were sure "all was well". Every birthday, anniversary, Mother's and Father's Day, we knew that Deb would be at our house with presents, beautiful cards, and so precious to us, her sweet presence with us. You were so good to your mom and me! When we lost your sweet mother, you were such a source of help and support to me. David and you became so much more a part of my everyday life. My phone would ring--it was Deb-"Dad, David and I are going somewhere, we want you to ride with us." We would go wherever - have lots of good fellowship - eat all the good food we could hold. They were not going to let me stay home crying my eyes out! - Oh no! Darling Deb, things were going so well for all of us until this terrible covid touched our lives. My darling, I could not believe this terrible thing would take you from us. I was so proud of David and you for the role that you both were allowing God to play in our lives. I was so pleased and proud to see you praising God in the House of The Lord, both of you. Darling Deb, I am so pleased and thankful that you have made it into that wonderful place called Heaven. I know that you, like Apostle Paul, have fought a good fight, finished your course and kept the faith. And a crown of Righteousness is yours. I could not be more proud of you. (But, oh, I miss you so much.) Darling Deb, I won't say "good-bye" but only "so long, until I see you again." From a loving, grieving but, "oh, so proud of you" - Dad God bless you Deb - I love you, Dad
Willie Hatcher
May 7, 2021
David and Steve & family. We are so sorry for your loss. Debra was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
Tony & Kim Barbour
May 4, 2021
Jean sorry for your and Steve's loss. Praying God will send peace to be with you and the family. Betty Hendricls
Betty Hendricks
May 4, 2021