Debra Runer Box

November 17, 1956 – March 21, 2020

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We and the state still believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is very important. At this time, we are asking everyone to support a limited gathering and visitation policy. This is a guideline of the CDC and the state board of health. We will be allowing small family groups and limited persons at visitation, funerals and gravesides until this crisis is over.

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Thank you for your patience and understanding in this time we are in with the (COVID-19). When this crisis is over we will resume our normal procedures and operation.

Prayers are with all of you, we trust that God will protect and strengthen us as we get through this crisis together. “Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm, but trusting Him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm”.

Family contact information:

Kelly B. Gasaway           Cassidy Box                                Cody Box

P.O. Box 840                  487 CR 380                                236 CR 273

Bruce, MS 38915           Calhoun City, MS 38916          Water Valley, MS 38965

Steve Runer

9775 Frank Rd.

Germantown, TN 38139

Debra Runer Box, age 63, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her home in Bruce. She was born November 17, 1956 in Santa Ana, California to the late parents of Jimmy Tharp Runer and Erma Faye Shelton Runer.

Deb was a homemaker and a bookkeeper and a member of the Bruce United Methodist Church. She enjoyed horseback riding, social media and especially Facebooking with her friends.  She especially enjoyed the company of her beloved cat Elmo and her best friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a beloved son, Jeremy Box.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kelly B. (Mark) Gazaway, Pittsboro, MS; sons, Cassidy (Caly) Box, Slate Springs, MS, Cody Box, Bruce, MS; brother, Steve (Cristina) Runer, Germantown, TN and her grandchildren, Madison May, Gauge May, Cayden Box and Slade Box.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 4:00P.M. until graveside service time at Bruce Cemetery at 5:00P.M. with Bro. Vince Anderson, officiating.

Funeral service entrusted to Parker Memorial Funeral Homes of Bruce.

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