Debra Williams, 60, of Mexico, died at 11:50 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, at her home in Mexico.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Pickering Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

   Debra was born in Mexico on May 29, 1957, the daughter of Alvin and Stella (Travis) Canaday. On January 21, 1977, in Mexico, she married Ronald D. Williams who survives.

   Debra worked for 28 years as a Corrections Officer for the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Fulton Reception Diagnostic Center. She retired in June 2017.

   In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Shaun E. Williams, and Dakota Williams and wife Amanda; one daughter, Bri Goff and husband Cory; three grandsons, Collin Williams, and Owen and Ryker Goff, all of Mexico.

   Her parents preceded her in death.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be given for scholarships for her three grandsons. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your mother. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. - Kaleigh M

Captain ( Debbie) Williams was more then just a boss at FRDC, She was tough as nails on the outside, with a heart of gold. She never forgot what it was to be a corrections Officer, she mentored as well as lead. that is rare these days. Rest in peace Cap' I SALUTE '' you and thank you for your service and will always have a place for you in my heart... - Clifton Cheney

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Deb was an awesome lady and she will be greatly missed. - Kelly McKinzie

I want Captain Debbies Family to know that her FRDC Family feels this incredible loss deeply. I also know the pain of losing a Mother having just lost mine in January. Nothing anyone can say will make it easier. She was wonderful person with a heart of gold and will be missed by many. I will never forget you Cap. Thank you for being such an important part of my life. See you when I get there. - Paula Payne

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Debbie was an amazing lady and mother! I have so many memories... Love you guys! - Jodie

Debbie was a supervisor, mentor and friend. All who worked with her, loved her. Debbieland will not be the same without her. I am thankful to know she retired and was able to spend time with the Grand Boys. She was so proud of them and loved them with all her heart. She will be deeply missed by those who cherished her. Just remember to tell her that her hair looks lovely. It was an ongoing joke we shared with her. I am saddened by her passing and at the same time so thankful she no longer has to deal with the cancer. I know Jesus has welcomed her with open arms. She once shared with me she was ready to meet Him, but, hated the thought of leaving everyone she loves. What a blessing to know We will meet again. I share your sorrow. - Jackie Van Tilburg

Sending thoughts and prayers!! - Gwen Turner

So sorry to hear this. She was great to work with and always had your back. She was so devoted to her family. Prayers for family and friends. Catherine Ousley. 

Brie i am so sorry...she was a very special lady. She always made me smile when she came in the pharmacy and the love she showed for those grandbabies. Hugs to you all and prayers - Debbie Meyer

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Debbie. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. - Judy Donaldson

We are so sorry Aunt Debbie was the coolest Aunt and friend anyone could ever have the pleasure of knowing! So many memories to look back on! There are so many emotions that all of you will be going thru, having been thru it all myself I can tell you the pain will get better in time. If you all need anything just get a hold of me I am here to help in anyway.. Special prayers for all! All my love and support - Susie

We are so sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts. The Cullom Family - Tom and Jessica Cullom and family
Shaun, Dakota, and Bri, I am sorry for your loss. I know you will find comfort in the memories of your mother. My prayers are with you. - Pamela Flynn

Debbie was a wonderful close and fierce childhood friend who protected me from schoolyard bullies and had a wonderful sense of humor. I would be at her funeral but I am out of state traveling right now. - Ivy Braley

I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Williams family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise along with our heavenly father Jehovah of the earthly resurrection, where death will be eliminated forever. Truly, what a glorious and unbelievable day that will be, for God cannot lie! - Debora Bailey

To all the Williams family We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. George and Kathy Fischer Warsaw, MO

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