Debra Jean Weihing, 72, of Gulfport, MS, passed away on November 8, 2021 at her home surrounded by family and friends.
She was born April 1, 1949, in Saginaw, Michigan and was the daughter of the late Avis and Herbert Lyons. In 1982, she married Terry Weihing, a Gulfport native, who proceeded her in death. While in High School Debbie played the organ for the family church. An accomplished pianist and vocalist, she was a member of the esteemed Indiana University Singing Hoosiers. After graduating from Indiana University in 1971, Debbie taught Elementary Education for 30+ years in Charleston, SC, Jackson, MS and Germantown/Memphis, TN. She was a member of the Gulfport Yacht Club, Gulfport Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary, and the Gulfport Civic League, as well as the Chairperson for the Gulfport Tea House Committee for several years. Debbie and her husband Terry were passionate about travel and music, enjoying cruises and shag dancing whenever the opportunity arose. Her laughter and infectious smile will be missed by all.
Debbie is survived by her son, Christopher Thompson, his fiancé, Lyndsey Drotar and grandson, Declan Thompson of Germantown, TN; daughter, Brenda Gibeault of Scottsdale, AZ; and sister, Stephany Lyons and her husband, Steve Gonzenbach of Marietta, GA.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to The Civic League of Gulfport, P.O Box 7376, Gulfport, MS 39507
Visitation will be held at 9:00am on Friday, November 19th, 2021, at St. Peters By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, 1909 15th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501, followed by the funeral service at 10:00am. Service will conclude graveside at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, 8910 Carl Legett Road, Gulfport, MS 39503. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the Weihing family.