Debra Ann Kirkwood-Lee

June 18, 1955 - September 14, 2020

Debra Kirkwood-Lee

Debra Ann was born on June 18, 1955, to Clinton Martin Sr., and Roberta Porter, in Tyler County. She attended school at Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas, she has been a resident of Jefferson County from a young age, even until her death. 

Debra accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age, she became a member of the Church of God and Christ, in Hillister, Texas, under the leadership of the late Pastor W. D. Haynes. She met and married Walter J. Lee Sr., to this union nine children were born. Debra was a housewife who touched the hearts of many with her loving heart and kind words and she will be deeply missed.

Mama has gone to join her parents, Clinton Martin Sr., and Roberta Porter; two sons, Joshua and David Lee; one daughter, Kimberly Lee; two brothers, John Kirkwood and Troy Martin; three sisters, Shirley Kirkwood, Ruby Bowie, and Roberta Virginia Shaw; and one grandson, Michael Thomas Jr.

Leaving to cherish her precious memories are her children, Renee Lee, Walter Lee Jr.; Jennifer Lee-Johnson, Mary Lee, Sonja Lee and Jessica Thomas and her husband, Michael; four brothers; Clarence Kirkwood Jr., Kenneth Kirkwood, William Martin, and Clinton Martin, Jr.; three sisters, Clarice Dorsey, Thelma Ross, and Detra Martin; her one and only husband, Walter Lee Sr.; seventeen grandkids, nine great-grandkids, and a host of nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank Thelma Shaw, and Melliady Elam for their support throughout the years and helping us with our mother. We would also like to thank Walter Lee, Sr., for his continued support throughout the years for his ex-wife.  

A gathering of Mrs. Kirkwood-Lee's family and friends will begin at 12:00 with her funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard's. 

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Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, September 18, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 p.m.

Comments (8)

  • Patricia williams

    18 September 2020 at 00:11 | #

    Debra I Miss you too


  • Jennifer Annette Lee-Johnson

    17 September 2020 at 18:50 | #

    Moma (mybigbaby) you were loved by many because you gave love oh how much I’m gonna miss you and all the fun happy times we shared these last years but God needed you more I will always love you my heart is heavy but I know you’re resting and you’re at peace and not suffering but please watch over us and save me a seat so you rest now God you your wings so fly high my love Love Always Jennifer


  • Susan Hensley Collins

    17 September 2020 at 14:53 | #

    I have never met your precious mother, but even in her photo, the kindness radiates from her eyes and sweet smile. May the Lord bless and comfort you all and may she rest in peace.


  • Mr and Mrs Paul Antoine

    16 September 2020 at 23:18 | #

    Sending prayers to the entire family


  • Eula V. Lee

    16 September 2020 at 20:07 | #

    My condolences and prayers to the family. Debra was such a beautiful soul. I remember visiting when I was a child, I will never forget her kindness and that beautiful smile. May she Rest In Peace abiding in the presence of our Lord and savior.

    Love always
    Woodie( Mole)


  • Jacqueline Bell

    16 September 2020 at 16:58 | #

    Will miss your living smile .But no you are in a better place.So sorry to all the family for your loss We all have lost a very special LADY


  • Farrisa Brown , Preston Brown & Emetrice Mouton

    16 September 2020 at 16:57 | #

    Rest In Heaven Aunt Debra Ann .Your Memories are Forever.


  • Linda Taylor

    16 September 2020 at 16:56 | #

    Mrs. Debra you will be missed. You loving smile and the way you mothered those around you. You will forever be my Mrs. D
    Love you
    Linda Taylor- Jefferson Nursing and rehabilitation


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