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Debra Souza
December 17, 1963-January 15, 2013

Debra Souza, born December 17, 1963 in Stockton, Ca. entered the kingdom of heaven with our lord and savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2013 in Manteca, Ca. She was 49 years old.

Mrs. Souza is survived by her loving husband of 25 years Rick Souza. Her beloved parents are Terry and Louise Richardson. She was a wonderful mother to Ricky Souza Jr. (Renee), Jerad Tagliabue (Cassie), Kevin Tagliabue, Derek Souza, Tyson Souza, Caitlin Souza, Jaxson Souza and was a second mom to Sydney Lincoln. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren Kendra Souza, Cadence Souza, Cambrie Souza, Dailyn Gaspar and Peyton Tagliabue. She was a sister to 6 siblings; Linda Costa, Teresa Oden, Frankie Richardson, Ted Richardson, Craig Richardson and Cindy Freck.

Debra was known to her family and friends as Debbie. She was lifetime resident of Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1981. She was a business owner for over 19 years, owning Creative Critters Child Care; where she loved interacting with the babies and children. She was a member of Calvary Community Church where she involved herself with teaching Sunday school and bible Day Camp. She was extremely active in all of her children’s activities as she was always coaching or volunteering for whatever was needed. She loved planning parties and organizing field trips for the children of her day care; she was always at her happiest when she surrounded by children. She enjoyed spending an afternoon in her yard making it ever so perfect. Debra’s one and only hobby was shopping. She never missed a perfect sale as she was always giving with a full heart. Debbie’s faith was amazing. She always had a positive outlook on anything that was brought into her life. She had a Christ like attitude always loving, caring, giving and forgiving. She had a relationship that was like no other with her savior Jesus Christ. She always wanted the best for everyone in her family; she loved them unconditionally. Debbie will be remembered as devoted wife, loving mother, precious daughter and an amazing sister and grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Souza family. Friends and Family are invited to a memorial service on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. held at Calvary Community Church 815 Lathrop Rd. Manteca. An online guest book is available for condolences at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013