Debra Jo Buckwheat

Debra Jo Buckwheat, 69, left us too soon in the early morning of Thursday, July 28, 2022. She was born on June 29, 1953 in Flint to parents Dick and Marge Tubbs. 

She moved to Mancelona when she was 33 years old and there is where she planted her roots. 

Debbie worked many years waitressing, bartending and for 13 years worked for DURA Automotive. She was a founding member of the women’s Chapter at the Mancelona Moose Lodge. During those years she made countless friends who will tell you she left a stamp on their hearts and is a friend they will never forget.

She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, shopping with her sisters and playing with her grandchildren.

Deb was a sweet, funny, selfless and caring woman who was forever thinking of and doing for others and loved unconditionally.

Debbie is survived by her two children Lindsey (Brad) Grote of Alanson and Brian (Stephanie) Hoss of Three Rivers. Siblings, Lynn (Tom) Wilcox of Bellaire, Richie (Kelly) Tubbs of Roscommon, Gary (Tina) Tubbs of Alba, Robbie (Angie) Tubbs of Pendleton, SC and Lisa (Anthony) Peters of Petoskey; Four Grandchildren, Kenadee and Eli Grote and JJ and Sierra Hoss; many cousins, several nieces and nephews and even a few great nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Marge Tubbs.  

Family and friends can join in celebrating Debbie‘s life at the Antrim Church of Christ in Mancelona on Saturday, Aug. 27. Join us for fellowship 12-1 p.m. with a service at 1 p.m. and luncheon to follow.


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