Debra (Debbie) Ann Peyton Stewart of Linden, VA passed away on January 7, 2019, hand in hand with her beloved husband, Phil Stewart, after a 12 year battle with cancer.
Debra was born in Warrenton, VA on September 29, 1963. She graduated from Fauquier High School in 1981.
She worked from her home office as a hospital billing coordinator, which she enjoyed as she had her furry members of the family close by to keep her company during the workday; boxers Odie and Bandit, and cat, Fred.
Debra and Phil were married on April 20, 2007. They enjoyed traveling often to the beach, as Debra was a lover of sunshine and warm weather.
Spending time with her family meant the most to Debra. She loved visits with her niece, Alexa and nephew, William and her two grandchildren, Turner and Evangeline.
Survivors include her husband, Phil Stewart; step-daughter, Kelley Stewart, parents, Howard (Butch) and Barbara Peyton and Patricia and Wilson Ramey, brothers Howard Peyton (Beatrice) and Tony Peyton, step-brothers, Karl Clatterbuck (Gina), Tim Clatterbuck (Lynne), step-sister, Kathy Russo (Rich), niece and nephew, Alexa and William Peyton, step-grandchildren, Turner and Evangeline Ashby, and many dear friends.
Debra had a kind and gentle soul, an immense amount of strength and an admirable, optimistic outlook on life. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten by her family, friends and all who knew her.
“Though she be but little, she is fierce” -Shakespeare
A very special thanks to Dr. Christiana Brenin and her team at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in Charlottesville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
The National Breast Cancer Foundation at donate.nationalbreastcancer.org, or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 678572, Dallas, Texas 75267-8572.
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