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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
(806) 872-8335
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Debbie Merrill Peterson

March 29, 1957 - August 13, 2018

Funeral services for Debbie Merrill Peterson, 61, of Lamesa will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Second Baptist Church with Pastor Pat Githens officicating. Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. Debbie passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 in Lubbock. She was born March 29, 1957 in Lamesa to Charles and Lanell (Harris) Schwartz. She married Van Merrill January 26, 1973. He preceded her in death in 2002. They were married 29 years. She later married Kenny Peterson April 16, 2005 at Second Baptist Church in Lamesa. They were married for 13 years. Debbie adored her grandchildren and loved supporting them in all of their activities. She enjoyed collecting antiques, decorating, gardening, and organizing estate sales. She owned a shop called Rinky Dinks. She loved her fur babies, Daisy, Little Bit, and Bandit. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Peterson of Lamesa; son, Shane Merrill of Lubbock; daughter, Christie Pitkin and husband, Mark of Lamesa; sister, Linda McKibben and husband, Jim of Odessa; brother, Tim Schwartz and wife, Jeralyn of Lubbock; and grandchildren, Harley Merrill and Jadeyn Merrill both of Lamesa, and Justin Merrill of Brownfield. Debbie is also preceded in death by her parents. To send condolences online, please visit


Debbie Merrill Peterson
March 29, 1957 - August 13, 2018



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