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Obituaries

February 27, 2014

Debra Alece Ward

Debra Alece Ward, 59, passed away Feb. 16 in Oklahoma City. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Debra was born in Tulsa on Feb. 4, 1955, to LeRoy and Alice E. (Verner) Mack. She graduated from C.E. Donart High School in 1973. She also attended Oklahoma State. She later went on to live in Reno, Nev., where she married Thomas Ward, returning to Stillwater in 1991. Debra was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Stillwater where she lived until her passing.  

 Ms. Debra Ward had been battling bladder cancer for the last four years. On Feb. 16 that war came to an end. Debra was a warrior and fought a good fight. She is one of the strongest souls you could have ever known. She was also one of the most beautiful souls you could ever meet. We will truly miss her love and guidance. Our family finds comfort in knowing that this is the beginning.

The heavens will rejoice at the birth of another angel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Pluma Verner of Seattle, Wash., and Leroy (Duck) Mack of Phoenix, Ariz..

She is survived by her sister, Joyce Mack of Stillwater; nephew, Malcolm (Melanie) Mack of Edmond; niece, Michelle Mack Bryant of Austin, Texas; nephews, Jason and Jamie Mack of Stillwater.

Although Debra had no children of her own, her motherly love reared many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

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