In Loving Memory

Debra Tatum Benfield

June 8, 1978 - February 24, 2019


Debra Lynn Tatum Benfield, 40, a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Debra was born in Cordele, GA on June 8, 1978.  She lived in Prattville, AL as a child and later moved to Tallahassee, FL with her family.  She lived in Crawfordville, FL for many years, where she raised her daughter and enjoyed attending church.  She was a fun, loving, free spirit with a heart of gold.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

Debra was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Edla and William “Sonny” Jones; paternal grandmother, Margaret Holley; among many aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her daughter, Brittany Benfield (Jesse Smith); granddaughter, Sara-Jane Smith; her father, Richard Stanley Tatum (Lawana); her mother, Darlene Tatum (Lynn Flora); sister, Becky Tatum; brothers, Christopher Tatum (Marcella), Brendan Granata, Jared Granata (Sara Call); her former husband of 22 years, Benny Benfield; her dog/furry best friend, Molly; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, five nephews and one niece.

Any memorial donations can be made to to benefit her daughter and granddaughter through this heartbreaking time.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made online at  Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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