ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Debora Collier. We will remember her forever.

Debora Kay Stewart departed this life on Monday, April 19, 2021.  She was born to the late Major F. and Pheba C. Stewart on September 21, 1967 in Washington, D.C.  She was the youngest of 7 children.  Three (3) preceded her in death.  

Debora was educated in the D.C. Public School System.  She graduated from Cardozo High School and immediately accepted a full-time position with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), an independent agency of the US Government.  She later transferred to Atlanta, GA and began working for The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

Debora was a member of The Greater First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. where she was baptized at a very young age.   

Debora leaves to cherish her memories her husband of nearly 20 years, Calvin Collier and four (4) children, Kenneth, Alan and Jessica Stewart and William Collier.  She also leaves to cherish her memory two (2) sisters, Felicia Stewart and Brenda Stewart-Felton and one (1) brother, 

Stancey Stewart, a host of nieces and nephews and a multitude of other relatives and friends.  


Each Life Touches Lives

Each person who has walked among us remains a part of us in our minds, with the memories of them in our hearts, with the thoughts of the emotions and experiences we have shared.  So long as we remember how close we were to them we will always remember how close we will ever be.

                                            Stan Stewart


Debora will be cremated.  There will be no formal service.  The immediate family will gather in her honor at a later date.  

On behalf of the entire Stewart-Collier family, we would like to thank everyone for their condolences and contributions during this time of bereavement.  

Posted by MARSHA L JOHNSON on May 11, 2021
I meet and worked with and around Debora for about 4 years; she was always the nicest person. I first got to know her through emails, and on the phone and from a far she was always so knowledgeable, patient and helpful. Then I got a chance to meet her and was able to put her name with a face. It saddens me that your gone, but I know your in a better place. Thank you Debora for always being so helpful, it was a pleasure to meet you. My prayers are with your family....Rest peacefully
Posted by Verna Colzie on May 10, 2021
GOD Bless Your Soul, You're gliding now Debora!
Posted by Marilyn booker on May 7, 2021
To the family of Debora Collier, I would like to offer my sincere condolences.
I am a friend of the family from as far back as 30+ years and was saddened to hear the news of Debora's passing. I'm sure she's resting peacefully. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family.
Posted by Angela Scott on May 7, 2021
Rest peacefully Debora. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Just remember God only take the best.
Posted by Samantha Williams on May 6, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Ms. Debora's passing. She was the sweetest soul, who seem to always have a smile and a kind word to share. I missed seeing her at work, and am saddened to know I won't be able to see her again. Deepest prayers. Yet, there is Peace knowing she is at rest.  
Posted by RHONDA GISSENDANNER on May 6, 2021
So sorry to learn of Debra's passing. She was one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing. Worked with her for several years and never saw her mad but one time and when Debra was mad, that meant someone did something very foul being she always had a pleasant smile on her face. Debra was a very BEAUTIFUL person with a gentle spirit and soul. Prayers for family, friends and all who loves her.
Posted by Tonya Pegel on May 6, 2021
I met Debora in 2018 and she always made me laugh, she will be missed
Posted by Mary Hayes on May 6, 2021
I will also remember Debora as a joyful person. She always had a smile & kind work. I was lucky to work with her. Safe home...safe home Debora..
Posted by Ardeana Scott on May 6, 2021
Rest peacefully Debora. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Posted by Theresa Brabham on May 6, 2021
I've known and worked Debra for 6 or so years and she was a fun person to work with and be around. Every time I seen her she always had a smile on her face. She made me laugh all the time. I will miss her joyfulness.
My prayers and condolences goes out to her family.
Posted by CISLYN KASSIE on May 6, 2021
Rest in Peace - Debora - work with you for three years and will always remember your smile and kindness
Posted by GRACIOUSLY MISSY on May 6, 2021
Deb, I'll forever cherish the time we spent working together in both Corp 8 and 10. I'll never forget the Dunkin Donuts coffee..... May you rest in peace. My Prayers go out to the family during this most difficult time.
Posted by John-Paul DuBenion on May 6, 2021
They say laughter is a part of the equation for happiness. I firmly believe that. I worked with and around Debora for 6 - 8 years, and the one thing that she was consistent at, was making me laugh or smile, whether on purpose or not.
I recall when I first met her, I had only knew her name through emails, and from a far she is appeared to be a quite, shy, and not too social of a person, but as soon as we met she was the nicest person with a funny personality. Of course in our first meeting she made me laugh. She speaks her mind when needed. Never a dull moment with Debora.
I thank you Debora for the good times. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Latif Spin Cycle on April 27, 2021
One of my fondest memories of my cousin was her showing off her nails, we never talked but I could feel that her spirit was a joyful one. I can always count on her to answer my mom on the family page. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

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Posted by MARSHA L JOHNSON on May 11, 2021
I meet and worked with and around Debora for about 4 years; she was always the nicest person. I first got to know her through emails, and on the phone and from a far she was always so knowledgeable, patient and helpful. Then I got a chance to meet her and was able to put her name with a face. It saddens me that your gone, but I know your in a better place. Thank you Debora for always being so helpful, it was a pleasure to meet you. My prayers are with your family....Rest peacefully
Posted by Verna Colzie on May 10, 2021
GOD Bless Your Soul, You're gliding now Debora!
Posted by Marilyn booker on May 7, 2021
To the family of Debora Collier, I would like to offer my sincere condolences.
I am a friend of the family from as far back as 30+ years and was saddened to hear the news of Debora's passing. I'm sure she's resting peacefully. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family.
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Shared by Deborah McElroy on May 6, 2021
To the Family

I have known Deb for about 15 years now through CDC. Some folks use to call us double trouble because my name is also Deborah. I miss Deb's laughter, smile, wittiness, smarts and especially going out to lunch. Deb loved herself some Chinese chicken with asparagus! She enjoyed talking about her children good or bad; she was so proud of them and loved them unconditionally. When Deb went to the Roybal campus we didn't go to lunch as much but kept in touch via email and telephone calls.

Family, I truly miss Debora who remains in my heart forever missed!

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Shared by Karen Stewart on April 26, 2021
Debora was the youngest of seven (7) children. She was affectionately known as the “oops baby” because after 7 years of no pregnancy “oops”. She was unexpected, but welcomed. She was showered with much love from the very beginning. Whether she knew it or not that love followed her through life.
The two things that impressed me the most about Debora was her intelligence and her piano playing. She was quite gifted on the keyboard. She played the organ on Sundays at church service in D.C. while still in her teens. But before that she was exposed to the world of art in the form of museums, plays, concerts and different exhibits around the city. It is my honest opinion that those experiences molded her intellectually. I always considered her the second smartest among us siblings. I won’t name the smartest, but it’s not me.
My last communication with Debora was on Christmas Day 2020 via text. It simply read “Merry Christmas. Love you all.” I’m thankful I was able to tell her that she was loved.