Debbie Yoakum

02/10/1955 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 08/17/2020
Time: 5:30 pm
 – 7:30 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 08/18/2020
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm


The family of Debbie Yoakum will celebrate her life of 65 years at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Monterey Church of Christ. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  She passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020. In support of the health of her family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation.  You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Debbie Yoakum was born on February 10, 1955, to David and Lola Hucks in Lubbock, TX. She worked in communications at UMC Hospital for the last 17 years.  Debbie was devoted to caring for others and had the biggest heart you’ve ever seen.  She touched so many lives during her time working at the hospital and developed lifelong friendships.  Debbie’s greatest love of all was for her grandbabies: Taylor, Taryn, Madison, and Easton. These 4 were her reason for living, and her Never Give Up attitude.  She was going to fight with everything she had to be with them whenever, wherever possible. Debbie loved traveling with them to watch their sports and dance competitions.  They were her joy. You only had to mention their names, and she would have the biggest smile on her face.  She always said her grandbabies were her world, and you could see it every time she was with them!  Debbie also loved spending time with “her boys.” She was “mom” to these boys – not by birth but by LOVE.  She loved spending time with them cooking out or tailgating the Red Raiders.  Her heart was big, and she loved spending time with her kids, grandbabies, and family.  Debbie’s love was always felt and will definitely be missed.

Survivors include her children, Holly Mayfield and husband Neal of Denton Heather Madlock and husband Jerry of Boerne and Chad Stallings and wife Beth of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Taylor Madlock, Taryn Madlock, Madison Douglass, and Easton Mayfield; as well as two brothers, Terry Hucks and wife Mindy of San Antonio, and Shawn Hucks of Lubbock.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant sister, Brenda.


The family of Debbie Yoakum has designated the American Cancer Society at, for memorial contributions donated in her memory.

Celebration of Life


6 thoughts on “Debbie Yoakum”

  1. My dearest sympathy to the family. Debbie and I have been friends starting in jr high until now. She had the biggest heart ever. She had so many tribulations that she went thru but always had a smile on her face. I will truly miss my childhood friend. I had the pleasure to be a part of all 3 kids while I worked @CHS. Keep smiling Debbie. Always in my heart
    Love ya

  2. Debbie was such a special lady I got to know at UMC. Always smiling and giving hugs. She will be greatly missed!

  3. My deepest sympathy for her children and grandchildren. Debbie was three years old when I married her uncle so I saw her grow up into a kind, much loved woman that always had a smile on her face. Love, Aunt Brenda

  4. I did not get the privilege of meeting Debbie personally, but know of her through working with her son, Chad. It was very clear she is deeply loved and respected by him. His stories made me want to meet her, and I’m truly sorry I didn’t get to. She must have been something to have raised up such a fine man such as Chad, almost single-handedly!

    Her legacy in Chad and his family testifies to her life, well-lived. My deepest sympathies for theirs and the whole family’s loss.

  5. Letecia Arellano

    Debbie was always so kind and helpful. We we’re in different departments but she was unforgettable! My deepest condolences to her family and closest of friends, which I’m sure were many! You will be missed Deb and may you find peace in heaven.

  6. Jessica Espinoza Hernandez

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie’s family. Debbie was my coworker while I worked at umc @ pbx communications. She was a wonderful, kind and caring person. She always had us smiling and laughing as we worked so closely together. Was never a dull moment while we were at work. Happy to know such an amazing person. Debbie you will be missed.

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