Debra Diane Dale

October 12, 1953 - June 9, 2024

Debra Diane Dale, 70, of Hamshire, died June 9, 2024. She was born on October 12, 1953, in Ballinger, Texas, to Maxine and C.W. Hendricks.

She enjoyed drinking coffee, watching TBN, shopping on QVC, and listening to Cajun music. DeeDee was her carefully chosen name when she found out she was going to be a grandmother. DeeDee loved Sunday meals and spending time with her family. Most of her life was spent caring for others, both young and old in the community. Her door was always open for anyone who wanted visit.

Survivors include her son, Lance Dale, of Hamshire; daughters, Bambi McGinn, of Port Neches, Marla Gilmore, and her husband, David, of Hamshire; sister, Lisa Billiot, and her husband, Tracy, of Sulphur, Louisiana; grandchildren, Dawson Gilmore, Logan McGinn, London McGinn; niece, Kaitlin Vidrine; nephew, Dalton Billiot; and great niece, Collins Vidrine.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dwayne Hendricks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 25304 TX-124, Hamshire, Texas 77622.

A gathering of Ms. Dale’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2024, at First Baptist Church, 25304 TX-124, Hamshire, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

First Baptist Church-Hamshire
  • 25304, Highway 124, Hamshire, TX, 77622,
  • June 14, 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church-Hamshire
  • 25304, Highway 124, Hamshire, TX, 77622,
  • June 14, 2024
  • 11:00 am


Fairview Cemetery-Winnie
  • 213, Fairview Cemetary Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,

Comments (13)

    Lisa Miller says:


    I am truly sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

    Kim Heinze says:

    My thoughts and prayers in sympathy to the Dale family.

    Lana McQueen Thompson says:

    Lance, Marla, Bambie and Lisa, you and your family are in my prayers. I wished I had come down and visited Debra more, she will be missed by so many. She’s with her mom and all of her sister’s and I wish I was a fly on the wall right now.

    Nola Gaus says:

    Marla, and family I’m so sorry to hear about your mother earning her wings. No words can take the pain and hurt ya’ll are feeling, please know I am praying for all of you. Pray you find comfort in knowing she is not suffering anymore, she is in Heaven being your guardian Angel.

    Kyle & Ann Kahla says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

    Deborah Nicks says:

    Lance, Bambi, Marla, and Lisa, I was in Beta Sigma Phi with your mom in the 70’s-80’s. I was a new resident in the Hamshire community. Debra was so fun to be around . Your mom absolutely had the best laugh. I enjoyed my time spent with her. Sending my deepest condolences and hugs.

    Carlett Delliquadri says:

    My beautiful cousin. You are now with your momma, daddy, Dwayne, my momma Aunt Pat, and all the sisters in heaven but most of all in rhe arms of Jesus. I am so sorry we didn’t see each other after the sisters passed. They were the glue that kept our family together. I have very fond memories of us growing up that I will always cherish. You are leaving this world a very proud momma of 3 beautiful successful children who will carry your kindness through the next generation just like my Aunt Mackey did. Brianca and I are sending Love & Prayers for comfort to everyone who has touched your world. Enjoy being whole again and singing with all our angels.

    Susan LeBlanc says:

    Lance, Bambi, Marla, and Lisa so sorry for the loss of your mom and sister. I haven’t seen Debra in years but can always remember her laugh and beautiful smile! I know she will be missed by many.

    Nikki Dearbonne says:

    Sweet, beautiful, Ms. Debra. She was always so welcoming and kind to both me and my kids. Many talks and memories were shared in Deb’s kitchen…too many to list, in fact. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you navigate through these difficult times. We love all of you!

    Melinda Sanders Russell says:

    My heart goes out to your family. Debra and I were young Moms living on Main Street in Hamshire, TX. What a fun time we had with all our kids. Debra, you will be missed!

    Sarah Atwood Bardwell says:

    Debra’s family lived down the street from us when we were in school. She was a couple of grades older but was always the kindest person. Her eyes always sparkled when she laughed and she was alway smiling. So beautiful.

    My prayers are with your family. I know Debra’s circle of friends will count the days til they can all be together again in God’s Kingdom.

    Doris Matthews says:

    Condolences and prayers to Debra’s children and family. Debra was a high school friend that was loved and liked by so many. She had that personality that made you love her. Fly high, my sweet friend

    Tobi Folsom Boatman says:

    My sincere condolences to the lost of you mother and sister. Lance,Bambi, Marla and Lisa
    She will be missed by all of us The fabulous five is now the fabulous 4. Debra you will be forever in our hearts love ya

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