March 23, 2014

Celebrating the life of Debbie Stoddard

Today our family mourns the loss of my mother in law, Debbie Stoddard.
But we also celebrate her life and the lives of all those she touched through the years.  
Child of God, Daughter, Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, & Friend.  

I know that Debbie knew the Lord. Today is the sweet day when she gets to sing that song of victory.
Victory over cancer and the pain that was in her body.  We know that her body was merely a vessel.  her soul now dances on those streets of gold and her voice sings with the angels.

From one of my favorite church songs:

I heard about a mansion
He has built for me in glory.
And I heard about the streets of gold
Beyond the crystal sea;
About the angels singing,
And the old redemption story,
And some sweet day I'll sing up there
The song of victory.

O victory in Jesus,
My Savior, forever.
He sought me and bought me
With His redeeming blood;
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him,
He plunged me to victory,
Beneath the cleansing flood.

Composer - Eugene Monroe Bartlett, Sr



  1. Stacey and Russel- I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. I can't imagine the pain that comes with that. You will both be in my prayers in the coming days. Love you, annie

  2. I just realized this was Russell's mother. She worked with some of my friend at TN Ped. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.