Deborah Kay “Debbie” (Thompson) Phillips, of Mexia, passed away at Scott and White Healthcare in Waco on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at age 59. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Spain Trask of the Assembly of God Church of Teague, and her uncle, Pastor Alan Youngblood, officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Anderson, Dennis Chandler, Paul Edge, Shawnn Phillips, Ben Hardin, and Charlie Pickett. Deborah “Debbie” was born November 9, 1956 to B. W. and Sylvia Sue (Youngblood) Thompson in Dallas. She grew up in the Farrar community and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1975. She was a member of the Groesbeck Goat Band. She attended cosmetology school in Waco and was licensed as a beautician by the time she finished high school. One of her childhood memories as an only child out in the country, was sitting in the yard for hours at the time making “mudpies.” Then as a young woman, Debbie worked at the Farrar Store which her dad had built for her, flipping hamburgers, to earn the money to buy the car of her dreams, a ’78 Camaro. She continued to own this treasured car all her life, though it has “parked” during past years. Debbie continued to live in Farrar until moving to Mexia eight years ago. She enjoyed cross-stitching and collecting cookbooks, and picking out recipes to try. Debbie filled her home and yard with plants; she had a glassed-in garden room full of plants, and enjoyed having plants in her yard. Debbie was owned by a dog and three cats, which shared her recliner, and a Siamese was especially “attached to her side.” Debbie was a blessing in the life of B. W. and Sue all her life, and during the past years Debbie was a true blessing in helping her mother with her health needs. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Sylvia Sue Thompson two months ago, on May 20, 2016. She is survived by her father, B. W. Thompson of Mexia; her dear friend and fiancé, Bruce Anderson of Groesbeck; son, Shawnn Phillips and grandsons, Cole Phillips, Wyatt Phillips, and Luke Phillips; and many other extended family members.