August 14, 1964 ~ November 4, 2020

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: College Station, Tx

Deidra Renee Trussell

August 14, 1964 – November 4, 2020

Deidra Renee Trussell passed away on November 4, 2020, after a brief but courageous battle against cancer. She was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1964, into a military family. She spent much of her childhood traveling with her parents and siblings to her father’s military assignments in Florida, Germany, Virginia, California, and North Carolina. Deidra was preceded in death by her sons, James William Trussell and Aaron Clark, and her mother, Violet Arlene Holmes.

In 1982, Deidra graduated from Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas, and enlisted in the United States Air Force. After basic training, she was stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas. Upon completion of her enlistment, Deidra relocated to Dallas, Texas, before returning to Bryan and eventually settling in College Station, Texas.

Deidra was a graduate of Blinn Community College and Sam Houston State University. For nearly 30 years, she worked as a senior claim’s examiner with the Social Security Administration. She was also a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate and volunteered her time to advocate for abused and neglected children.

Deidra accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Skybreak Church in College Station, Texas, for 24 years.

Deidra loved to journal, shop, watch HGTV and the Hallmark Channel. Most of all, however, she loved her daughter Ciarra. She took tremendous pride in watching Ciarra blossom into a phenomenal young woman, devoted wife, and doting mother. Her love for Ciarra was rivaled only by her love for her grandson, Tripp, who she affectionately called her “Boo Boo Bear”.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved daughter Ciarra Marcel Greer, her son-in-law Calvin Greer, Jr., grandson Calvin “Tripp” Greer III, her father, James K. Trussell, two brothers, Jeffery (Carrie) Trussell and Victor (Barbara) Trussell of Bryan, Texas; three sisters, Belinda Kay (Dave) Hartwell of Middleburg, Florida; Lutricia Trussell of College Station, Texas; Audrey Trussell of Bryan, Texas, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of Deidra’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Skybreak Church, 4010 Harvey Road, College Station, Texas. Interment will follow the service at the City of Bryan Cemetery in Bryan, Texas.

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Funeral Service: November 14, 2020 11:00 am

Skybreak Church
4010 Harvey rd
College station, Tx 77845

979-774-1269
https://www.skybreakchurch.com

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  1. Deidra was a light to everyone she met. I will miss her dearly! To her family, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! May God give you peace during this difficult time.

  2. So sorry for your loss Ciarra. I never had the pleasure to meet your mom but I remember all of the lovely things you would say about her when we use to work together…LOVE HUGS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  3. Ciarra,
    I remember talking to your mom at Tripp’s baby shower and listening to her share about you and Calvin and how proud she was of you both. I know her beautiful legacy will live on through you and your family. I also know your relationship with Tripp will be as strong as the bond you had with your mom. I pray the Holy Spirit comforts you like only He can. Hugs and love!
    -Sandy Siratt

  4. My Dear Auntie, where do I start…. Since I was a kid you always showed me how much you cared and loved me…. I am still broken but glad you are no longer in pain. I wish I could have talked to you 1 last time. I love you so much and will miss you dearly. This all still seems unreal! Kiss grandma and paw paw for me and give James a super big hug and kiss for me! Until we meet again May You Rest In Peace!!! Love you Aunt Deidra ❤

  5. My dear Aunt Deirdra this to hard to believe. My heart is torn but I know your pain is over. I am glad I was able to speak to you one last. I will forever cherish the love you had for me showed me when I came in town. There are no words that can express my love for you ❤

  6. My Dear cousin Ciarra. I love u and so sorry for your loss. Auntie Deidre I will forever love you and miss you. I know you are pain free and with Grandma looking down telling us your are ok. My you for ever Rest In Peace. ❤

  7. She was a true example of what it means to follow Christ always with a beautiful smile.she will always be remembered for her pleasant attitude toward Life journey.definitley will be missed but never forgotten.

    V.Rhodes
    Class of 82

  8. My love and prayers are with you all. I pray that God gives you comfort in your sorrow, peace in knowing that Deidra is now resting in His arms, and precious memories to last a lifetime.
    Bless her, she is made whole again.

  9. Deidra was such a beautiful person inside and outside. Always with that warm, loving smile on her face. And she was truly an example of what a Christian should be even during times of trouble and joy. She loved life. But God only choses the best flowers for his garden. Praying for the family and many friends.

  10. Ciarra, I wish you and the Trussell family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you all are in my thoughts and my heart.

    • Deidra was one of the kindest, sweetest and most caring person I knew. She had a beautiful smile and a caring heart. She had a calming, peaceful spirit that let you know she knew herself and she knew God. She always had her head up and her heart out, looking for opportunities to share the joy she kept in her heart. She loved, loved, loved her daughter Ciarra and was so proud of her. Deidra shared with me that Ciarra had the voice of an angel and let me listen to a recording of her singing. I was blown away by your beautiful voice Ciarra, and your mother was right, you do have the voice of an angel. Deidra and I have been friends since high school and the last time I saw her was at our 35th year class reunion. We laughed and talked and reminisced about the good old days. I’m going to miss her kindness, her friendship, her warm heart and loving spirit. You may not be here in body but you will always be here in spirit. Gone but never forgotten my friend.

    • Deidre was a person that always had a smile for every one who crossed her path she was quite very respectful to all knew her God rest your Soul you will surely be missed.

  11. I was blessed to have worked with Deidra for several years. She became part of a family that loved and cared for each other.
    She shared in co- worker family, family of friends, home and community friend. We talked and shared so much over the years — up and downs; what ifs; why; how, do or do not or whatever the day brought in. She always made time for you. She had a special heart for children and those that loved our Lord. She really loved Cierra and Calvin. When her grandson arrived – oh my – there was a happy joy in her heart that all could hear. A grandchild blessing to our lovely grandmother. To Deidra’s family, I must say Deidra was loved and will be missed. I give my deepest sympathy and prayers for her family during this difficult time. I ask and pray that our Lord stands close to Deidra’s family protecting them in wisdom, health,
    and faith. I thank God for allowing me to have met Deidra.

  12. You fought a good fight my friend and continued to stand on God’s word throughout. Your kind heart, your helping hands and encouraging words were such a blessing to so many of us. I miss our many talks and I also miss our phone tag moments. My family and I are thankful for and blessed by you and your friendship, which I like to call familyship. Rest In Peace Deidra. ❤️

    • Deidra was one of the kindest, sweetest and most caring person I knew. She had a beautiful smile and when she laughed, it was such a joyful sound. She had a calming, peaceful spirit that let you know she knew herself and she knew God. She always had her head up and her heart out, looking for opportunities to share the joy she kept in her heart. She loved, loved, loved her daughter Ciarra and was so proud of her. Deidra shared with me that Ciarra had the voice of an angel and let me listen to a recording of her singing. I was blown away by your beautiful voice Ciarra, and your mother was right, you do have the voice of an angel. Deidra and I have been friends since high school and the last time I saw her was at our 35th year class reunion. We laughed and talked and reminisced about the good old days. I’m going to miss you Deidra. I’m going to miss your kindness, your friendship, your warm heart and loving spirit. You may not be here in body but you will always be here in spirit. Gone but never forgotten my friend.

  13. We are honored and blessed to have known Deidra. She was truly a blessing in our lives and we will miss her.
    Rest in peace dear friend.

  14. Just wanted to say what a wonderful friend . So thoughtful and loving always a kind word and to be gone without being able to see her again I’m so sad but I Know I’ll see her again. I luv u my friend until we meet again.

  15. My dear friend Deidra, I’m reminded of the times we shared in high school. Also, the opportunities afterwards. I’m so glad I was able to see and talk to you at the last class reunion. I had just located some pictures from a trip to San Antonio that we took in high school. Ironically it was the same day I learned of your battle with cancer. I’m glad my hubby and I had the opportunity to attend church service with you. You really loved the Lord, your daughter and her family and your church. I’m glad we remained friends after all these years. Thanks for sharing Ciarra’s singing events. Your heart was pure and you were all about helping others. Rest well my friend.

  16. Deidra, I’m glad we remained friends for all these years. I’m glad you had the opportunity to meet my husband and daughter. I’m thankful you were able to see Ciarra grow up and share her family with you. You had a pure and sweet heart. A true heart for the things of God, your family and your friends. You will be missed. Your legacy will live on. Jesus has welcomed you with His arms wide opened. Rest well my friend.
    Class of ‘82

  17. Blessings upon you sweet Cierra and yo your dear family. Deidra was such a light to the community and always so very kind to everyone. We were blessed to know her and the love she had for you. Our sincerest condolences to you at this time.

  18. Deidra and I had Photography class and worked together at Churches n High School. We had good times and know she is resting in Peace

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