Deborah Lynn Staggs, 62, of Milan, Tennessee, entered her Heavenly home with Jesus, surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
Debbie was born to Louise and the late Dorsey Wilson of Medina, Tennessee, in June of 1960. As a child, Debbie was a spitfire who enjoyed life and keeping her brother and sister on their toes. Debbie was a 1978 graduate of Medina High School and still considers her classmates family. In high school, she was known as the Tasmanian Devil on the basketball court and went on to spend many years cheering for her daughters and grandchildren in all the things they did. She worked at Wilson Sporting Goods for many years where she grew to love her co-workers as family. Most recently she had been a Respiratory therapist with Riverside Medical and always spoke of her work family with love and pride. She cared for her patients with kindness and compassion and was a blessing to the Respiratory Therapy community.
Debbie and Gary were married for 38 years. They were encouraged to date by co-workers and found that they were soul mates after only 11 days together. For many years, if you drove by their house on a weekend, you could almost be certain to find Debbie riding her lawnmower. Spending time with her family and grandbabies was her favorite thing, but mowing the grass was a close second.
Debbie never met a stranger, always looked for ways to care for those around her and taught her family how to work hard for the things they want in life. She was always a strong and fearless woman who loved everyone she met.
She is survived by her husband Gary Staggs of Milan, two daughters Misty Lewis (Brandon) of Jackson, TN and Brandi Black (Jeff Oswalt) of Milan, TN, seven grandchildren Abby, Brayden, Ryman, and River Lewis, Grace Crossett, and Riley and Connor Black, her mother Louise Wilson, sister Sherry Grimes (Eugene), and brother Michael Wilson.
Visitation and services for Debbie will be at Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home in Medina, Tennessee on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Visitation will be from 11am-2pm. Funeral service at 2pm with burial to follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Medina.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Sheltering Tree Ranch in Savannah, Tennessee or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.