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 https://www.gofundme.com/peace-for-debra-benfield 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 www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.