Debora L. Stallings
CRESAPTOWN - Debora Stallings, 59, of Cresaptown, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Western Maryland Health Center.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Oct. 20, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Carol Rainey. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael William Christopher Stallings; her aunt, Irene Bennett, who helped raise her; step-father, Robert Davenport; father-in-law, Gilbert Stallings; and sisters-in-law, Deborah Stallings, and Debbie Stallings.
Debbie attended Fort Hill High School, and she was a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland where she received her degree in Massage Therapy. She was a Massage Therapist at Rocky Gap Resort, and she had established her own business, Integrative Therapies of Valley View. Debbie was very dedicated to her profession; she went out of her way to take care of her clients, using all types of therapies to help each individual client. Debbie began her career as an employee of Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. It was there she meet her mentor, Pete Juergensen. Pete taught her how to use different integrative therapies in order to enhance her profession. After Coolfont, Debbie was employed at Allegany Chiropractic Center. Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, Debbie was employed at Frostburg Nursing Home, where she met her best friend, Betty Lambert, and her husband, Roger. She was also a representative for Young Living Oils.
Debbie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cresaptown. Her church family was very supportive during her illness. The members of the church prepared meals, and they offered any assistance they could to help the family. Debbie, most of all, enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a fantastic person with a "firecracker" personality, who would donate her time and talents to any project that would help anyone in need.
Debbie is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gary L. Stallings Sr.; her son, Gary Lee Stallings Jr.; sisters, Carol Lynn Heckel and husband, Greg and their children, Gregory Heckel Jr. and his wife, Sheri, their children, Isabell and Savannah, Ryan Heckel and his wife, Marissa and their children, Vanessa and Liam, and Bobbi Heckel; and Barbara Jean Shaw and husband, Delmis; grandchildren, Chris and Ava Stallings; mother-in-law, Joan Stallings; daughter-in-law, Susan Stallings; brothers-in-law, Russell Stallings, Mark Stallings and wife, Diane, Pete Stallings, Jody Stallings, Tom Stallings and wife, Mary, Gilbert Stallings and wife, Jody; sisters in law, Maria Stallings, Tami Stallings, and Monica Davis and husband, Rob. Debbie is also survived by several nieces and nephews on the Stallings side of the family. She is grateful to her very good friends, especially Duane and Bonnie Skelly and family and Ron Filer, and her many clients that she loved and respected very much. Debbie was especially grateful to Johnny Getson, who helped her grandson, Chris, get his first job detailing cars.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Hwy SW, Cresaptown, on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at 11 a.m.
Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of sending flowers, those wishing to honor Debbie's memory may do so by making contributions to the Schwab Cancer Center, 12500 Willowbrook Road, Attn: Julie Hardy, Cumberland, MD 21502.
The family is especially grateful to the kind and professional care given to her by Dr. Blanche Mavromatis, and the nursing staff on the seventh floor at the Western Maryland Health Center. Gary is also thankful to his fellow workers and the management of Allegany Aggregates for the kindness they have shown him during his wife's illness.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com
Published on November 19, 2019

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