Debra Ann Astbury

Gretna, Va.

Debra Ann Astbury, age 65 of Gretna, died Friday, June 25, 2021, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1955, in Blue Hill, she was a daughter of the late Arnold Lewis Astbury Sr. and Laura Choate Astbury. She was predeceased by a brother, Bradley Astbury. Debra was a former employee at Collier Nursing Home. She loved doing activities at Gretna Health and Rehab Center, and she also enjoyed writing books of poems and short stories. Debra was always thinking about other people and helping them whenever she could.

She is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Dawn Gray and husband, Harlan, of Swanville, Arnold Astbury Jr. and wife, Linda, of Newport, Kirby Astbury and wife, Brenda, of Orrington and Robin Astbury of Java, Va.; a sister-in-law, Rozina Astbury of East Orland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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