Deborah Lee Gee age 70
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On May 10, 2021, Deborah went to be with her Lord and Savior after bravely battling a long
illness. Deborah (Debbie) was born July 15, 1950, to Keith and Phyllis (Haskell) Bullard. For
most of her life the family lived in Harrison, Mi. On January 09, 1976, she married Stanley Gee.
Together they raised five children. Debbie’s goal as a mother was to raise Godly, well-rounded,
respected members of the community. She had said many times her greatest blessing as a
mother was watching her children grow into all of those things. She was even prouder to watch
her grandchildren grow in the same way. Stanley and Debbie are parents of Sarah (Kimball),
James, Levi, Jacob, and Caleb Gee. All of whom were equally proud and blessed to be part of
the “Gee-gang” of Harrison as they were affectionately called by Debbie’s parents.
Debbie had a wonderful, full life. Not only including the adventures of being a full-time mother
and homemaker she had many interests and hobbies. Debbie loved to garden, she was very
proud of her flower gardens. She loved animals and cared for many over the years. She had a
keen eye for decorating her house and making it a cozy home. In addition, she was a beautiful
singer and taught herself to play the auto-harp. Debbie was also very artistic, in drawings,
paintings, and basket weaving. She never stopped learning or having an interest either. She
was talented in sewing, baking, canning, beading jewelry, even teaching herself how to cook full
meals on an antique wood cookstove in the family’s home. A true Psalms 31 woman. She would
find creative ways to help and provide for our family. Debbie never really saw herself as smart,
brave, or talented, but she was all of these things and more. A true prayer warrior,
strong-hearted, and a woman of integrity. She was a wonderful listener and a gifted counselor.
Her wisdom was profound. These attributes were only enhanced by her humbleness. She could
be counted on to be the silly heart at a party or family gathering. A guidepost for all of her
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lanny, brother Michael. Surviving her is
her loving husband of 45 years, Stanley. In addition, her children and their spouses; Sarah
(Walter) Kimball, James (Melissa) Gee, Levi (Renee) Gee, Jacob (Emily) Gee, Caleb (Amber)
Gee. Her life was blessed to have grandchildren Ethan, Wyatt, Lela, Emma, Hannah, Kaitlyn,
Alley, Alianna, Jacob, Timothy, Shelby, and Cheyenne. She is also survived by her sister
Beverly and nephews.
Deb is also well known in some of the Native American community as she attended and had
helped her parents during Pow-Wows. She was given the name, Waya’sni many years ago. This
name referred to, ‘talk until the fire goes out.’ Deb loved being around the fire with family and
friends sharing stories and laughing until late into the night. Her family would want her to know,
Waya’sni your fire may have passed on this earth but it will always burn in our hearts. We will
carry on your legacy, memory, and we have got it from here, Mom.
The family would like to express a deep-felt thank you to Heartland Hospice for the help and
comfort they have provided. Especially to Deb’s health team. You have become like a part of the
family. We would also like to thank Stacy and Stocking’s Funeral Home for their help during this
emotional time. The family is planning a private family memorial at a later date. If you wish to
send condolences please do so through Stocking Funeral Home @stockingfuneralhome.com.