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Deborah Jean Harper April 19, 1952 - February 14, 2018

Mrs. Deborah Jean Harper, 65, of Southaven, MS, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, located in Southaven, MS. Mrs. Harper was a homemaker, whom loved and cherished being able to take care of her family. Mrs. Harper’s entire world revolved around her children and grandchildren. No matter the activities they were involved in, she was going to be there cheering them on.  Mrs. Harper was full of life and one might even say she was an “Eternal Teenager”, and never truly lost her child-like heart. Mrs. Harper obtained her black belt in karate, and collected any rooster memorabilia she came across. Mrs. Harper’s legacy will continue to live on through the many memories she has made with family and friends.

Mrs. Harper leaves behind her loving husband of forty-eight years, Stanley Ray Harper, Sr. of Southaven, MS; one son, Stanley Ray Harper, Jr. of Southaven; one daughter, Stacey Barnett and her husband, Rickey of Southaven; one brother, Ollie Gene Ray, Jr. of Southaven; three granddaughters, Kristen Blair Barnett, and Kayle Alexis Barnett both of Southaven, and Taylor Anne Harper of Hernando, MS.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ollie Gene Ray, Sr.

There are no funeral services planned at this time for Mrs. Deborah Jean Harper.

Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Funeral Home (662) 349-9720.


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    Lori Ray says

    Happy heavenly birthday Deb, I’m sure you are smiling down on your family who you cherished. Miss our talks and laughs. Thanks for always being there for my family and making us feel loved. We were always welcome in your home and heart. You are missed by your little brother who said he is sure you are ‘racing’ everyone with those new wings…. You are forever in our hearts. We cherish the sweet memories. Love and miss you – Ollie, Lori, Tiffany, Ashleigh, and Dustin

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    Gary Ludwig says

    Stan, Stacey, Stan Jr. and family, On the anniversary of Deb’s birthday, I’d like to extend my/our continued thoughts and prayers to all of you—when I first met Deb while driving school bus, she welcomed this ‘Yankee’ into your family like I was ‘one of you’—-throughout the years, our families have intertwined so much so that all of you are truly our family—Deb’s first priority was always her family—she loved all of you more than anything—her kindness and verve are reflected in all of you—Thanks for being our ‘family’ and may Deb’s birthday anniversary bring to mind all of the positive attributes she brought into the world and shared with those around her—We are lucky to call her and you our family/good friends—-Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always, Gary, Mary, Sean and Brad Ludwig

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    Mary Ludwig says

    Happy Birthday our dear friend Deb! We love and miss you!

    Brad, Sean, Mary and Gary Ludwig

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    Tonysmith says

    Aunt deb i sure mis ya u were a big part of my life
    And always loved u i know God gave u strong
    Wings to look over us all i will remeber that smile
    Forever. Uncle stan i love u and i am always praying and im always here for u if i am ever needed love you all rip

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    Kristen Barnett says

    Happy birthday, Granma. I love you and miss you so much.

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    Melissa & Zoë Wade says

    Happy Birthday in heaven Deb (mom). We love and miss you. Until we meet again. We love you, Melissa and Zoë

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    Dianne Galloway Ross says

    Deb…happy birthday in heaven. Fly high and fast. I sure do miss our crazy phone conversations. No one here to tell me all the mischief my cuz is up to. Keep watch over him for I know he misses you!❤️

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    Amy McCune says

    Happy Birthday Momma Harper!! Keep flying close to all of us.

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    Jackie Nash says

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Harper. May the blessings of the Lord be upon your husband and family, who loved you dearly! Jackie Nash

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    Jackie Nash says

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Harper. May the blessings of the Lord be upon your husband and family, who loved you dearly!

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    Julia Miles says

    Happy birthday, grandma! We love you and miss you desperately down here, but I know the party must be amazing up there! I will make sure to give the girls an extra tight squeeze for you today ❤️

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    Nellie Snowden says

    Happy Birthday Deb
    You are probably flying as fast as you can just to see what those new wings can do.
    Love you

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    Christine McCloud says

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Harper.

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    Katrina hewettt says

    Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎊🎈🎁

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    Glenn Breland says

    The world could use more Debra Jean’s …. One less is one too many .The love you showed and gave will live on because love never dies ! There is no more sorrow , only joy . For those who were left behind should take comfort and joy in knowing that you are waiting to welcome them home !

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    Jerald says

    Happy Birthday Mrs.Debroah!

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    Marie Harper says

    Happy Birthday Deborah I remember all our great times as teenagers. You were my best friend when we married brothers we were forever family. Love you girl.

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    Karol Barmer says

    Happy Heavenly Birthday much Love

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    Penny Miller says

    Stanley, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayer for you and your family.

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    Jimmy Smith says

    I am so sorry to hear about Debbie, I have many fond memories of her at the softball ball fields. She was a great cheerleader for Stacey and the rest of the team. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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    Richard Smith says

    Stan: Just want you to know that I and my family grieve for you and your family over the loss of Deb. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Thank you so much for your friendship and continued support at the hospital during such trying times.

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    Diane Charnes Hudson says

    I am so saddened to read this!! >
    I have so many Friday night memories that involved her. My thoughts and prayers are with Stan, Stacey and Stan…all of the grandchildren as well. Im so sorry.

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