Debbie dedicated more than 40 years of her life to the service of education within the Putnam County Schools. Her commitment and passion for teaching were evident in the countless lives she touched during her long and distinguished career. Her impact on her students will be felt for generations to come, a testament to her dedication to shaping young minds.
Beyond her professional life, Debbie was an active and cherished member of the Hometown Independent Church. Her faith was an essential part of her identity, and she poured her heart and soul into various church activities. Debbie’s unwavering commitment to her church family reflected her deep spiritual connection and her desire to spread love, kindness, and positivity to all those around her.
Born on January 4, 1956, Debbie was the daughter of the late Arles Alton Covert and Sylvia Lyons Covert. She grew up in a loving family, surrounded by siblings who shared in the joys and challenges of life together. Her close-knit family ties remained a source of strength and support throughout her life. Debbie’s devotion extended to her own family as well.
She shared 32 wonderful years of marriage with her loving husband, Arthur “Cubby” Moore. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Debbie was a dedicated mother to her sons, Jamie Burgess and Jody Moore, both of Red House. Her role as a mother was central to her identity, and she poured her love and wisdom into guiding her children toward successful and fulfilling lives.
Debbie’s family circle extended to include her brother, Larry Covert, and her sisters, Donna Ball, Shelia Pitchford, and Beverly Barbour, all of whom shared in the joys and challenges of life’s journey. Together, they created a strong and supportive network that was always there for one another. The love and joy Debbie experienced through her family were further magnified by her role as a grandmother.
She adored her grandchildren, Ethan Burgess, Courtney Burgess, Josie Moore, and Gabriel Moore, and they brought immeasurable happiness to her life. She cherished each moment spent with them, watching them grow and thrive. Debbie’s warmth, love, and generosity extended to her extended family, nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Her infectious laughter and compassionate heart left a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to know her. A funeral service to honor Debbie’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Raynes Funeral Home in Eleanor. The service will be officiated by Pastor Paul Browning and Pastor Darren Persinger. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in the Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House.
Friends and well-wishers will have the opportunity to pay their respects and offer condolences to the family during the two hours preceding the service at the funeral home. Debbie’s passing has left an irreplaceable void, but her memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. She will forever be remembered for her unwavering love, her dedication to education, and her boundless kindness. May she rest in eternal peace, and may her family find solace in the beautiful memories they shared with her.