Aubrey Dean Irvin DeGrate was born on May 14, 1949 to Mr. Aubrey Irvin and Mrs. Lillie Bell Benson in Waco, tx.
She married Larry Gene DeGrate Sr./childhood sweetheart to this union 4 children were born
She went to Moore Highschool. She graduated from and went to Prairie View A&M to run track. She worked for Marathon Battery for many years and Hillcrest Hospital, Quality Care before she retired in 2011.
Aubrey Dean brought love and joy to everyone’s life. She was known as Dean, Granny, Winnie. Not only was she mother to her children, but also to their friends. She loved her sisters, brothers and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and entertaining & dancing.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Son Larry DegGrate Jr.(Verletta) Daughter Nicole Gibson(Umoja Gibson Sr) Son Roshard DeGrate. Six Brothers Curtis Riptoe(Jacklyn) Joe Benson Jr. Travis Benson, Richard Benson, Micahel Benson Sr. All of Waco Rev. Edward Donell Plump of Los Angeles California. Two sisters Shirley Shaw and Gloria Presha of Waco. Seven grandchildren. Seven great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends. (4) sister in laws Eve Jones(Sam) Pam DeGrate of Dallas, Patricia Moore (Charles) Sharon Washington of Waco. Preceding her in death was her mother Lillie Bell Benson, father Aubrey Irvin. Stepfather Joe Benson Sr. her husband Larry DeGrate Sr. Sister Mae Helen Alston. Son: Bronshae 1 great grand daughter Jaleah Thompson. Brother Tommie Joe Washington.
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