OBITUARY: Debra Ann ‘Debi’ Barrett


Debra Ann “Debi” Barrett, age 71 of Hendersonville, TN passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at Capstone in Gallatin.

She was born March 12, 1953 in Goodlettsville, TN to the late Loyd and Gwyn Smith.

Debi loved being at the ball field, whether it was watching her kids play or watching Mike call ball. She loved being on the lake and always wanted to be the boat driver. During her high school years, she played clarinet in the Goodlettsville High School Band. She played on the Ingersoll-Rand softball team for a short period, and she also served as Stacy’s assistant softball team coach from the time Stacy was 7 until she was 18.

Debi was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Gwyn; brother, Max Smith; and grandson, Ashton Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Barrett; son, Dustin Johnson and wife Trish Fortune; daughter, Stacy Ward; grandchildren, Braxton Johnson, Cagle Johnson, Malek Bolin, Barrett Bolin, Ryleigh Shaffer and Raylynn Shaffer; nieces, Amy (Ben) Butler and Dana (Alan) Suiter; and step-daughters, Michelle Johnson (Dean Allen), Lesley Barrett (Chris Bolin), and Jessica Barrett (Eric Shaffer).

A celebration of Debi’s life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024 in the Sumner Funeral and Cremation Lakeside Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Adoration Hospice by visiting


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