Debra Dianne Hardeman, 65, passed away on December 17, 2020. There will be a private family service.
Debra was born on October 2, 1955 to Julius Warren Pickett Sr. and Anna Bell Batts Pickett in Wilmington, North Carolina. She met and married Thomas Whitaker, her high school sweetheart, in 1971. Debra joined the Army on December 19, 1977 and had a full career of 20 years in the military. After the Army she went to work for the VA. Debra loved to watch western TV shows and movies in her spare time. She enjoyed travel mostly in the states and just a sample of the many areas are, San Antonito, Alabama, and North Carolina as she went to see her family.
Debra Dianne Hardeman was preceded in death by her parents Julius Warren Pickett Sr. and Anna Bell Batts Pickett; her husband, Jimmy Lee Hardeman; her brother, Ronald Pickett;
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Vallejo and husband Nelson; son, Thomas Julius Whitaker and wife Antoinette; her grandchildren, Aaliyah Neal, Treasure Neal; her brothers, Tony Pickett, Warren Pickett and wife Cindy; step-daughter, Kathy Hardeman and granddaughter Tamara Ortiz.
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