Obituary – Deborah Kay Farrar-Stewart

Deborah Kay Farrar-Stewart, 64, a native of Mantachie, MS, passed away in her home in Grand Prairie, TX on Thursday, May 11, 2017 after a long-fought battle with cancer. She was born December 4, 1952, to Erma Lee Nichols and John T Farrar. She married Danny Russell Stewart on August 31, 1974. Deborah worked in medical billing for more than 20 years, meeting friends-turned-family all along the way. She loved rock music, her favorite bands being Aerosmith, Linkin Park, and Shinedown; she loved to cook, especially country cookin’; and she loved to travel, having traveled to her 50th state in 2014.

If the Southern accent didn’t tip you off, one look at her office décor, Facebook page, or wardrobe showed her love for Mississippi and her Ole Miss Rebels. The love of sports, football in particular, was shared with her friends, family, and co-workers. Her favorite teams were the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders, and the New York Giants.

Deborah was a generous person, helping those around her however she could. She was known for opening her heart and home, for sending care packages and gifts to friends and family, and for sharing meals with those she loved.

Memorial services will be at her home church, First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie, at 10:30am on Tuesday, May 16.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 30 years, in February of 2014. She is survived by her granddaughter, Brennan Tice; her sister-in-law, Lynda Cross of Fulton, MS; four nephews; two nieces; numerous great-nephews and nieces; and several great-great-nephews and nieces.