Debbie Teegarden joined her beloved husband Richard on March 22, 2022. She will be remembered for her devout love and devotion to her family. Mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend, Debbie lived her life with kindness, grace and a great sense of humor. She devoted her time, after losing Richard, to lung cancer awareness. She was the author of the book “Richard’s Story of Love: A War on Cancer” and created a blog in his honor.
Debbie began volunteering by working with the visually impaired in high school. She supported Women’s Hope Centers and Battered Women’s Centers. She loved to sew and was the first fiber artist in the Denham Springs Arts Council. Through her sewing talent, she provided hand-sewn clothing to Threads of Love, Project Linus, Benjamin Smiles and Little Dresses for Africa. Passionate about literacy, she trained to become a certified Adult Literacy Tutor in Ascension Parish.
Debbie was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s definition of success: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children … to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.”
Debbie was very proud of her two children and adored her three granddaughters. She is survived by her daughter Stacy Corder and husband, Cliff of Baton Rouge, LA; son Justin Thompson and wife, LeeAnne of Flower Mound, TX; granddaughters Emerson Corder, Marissa Thompson and Rebecca Thompson; sister Lisa Michaelson and husband Dale; sister Renee Hood; brother Calvin Nevels; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
We can rejoice at Debbie’s reunion with her husband, soul mate, best friend, and love of her life Richard. We take comfort knowing she is now in her favorite place again, in his arms.
Pall bearers are Cliff Aucoin, Jeremy Bihm, Nic Bihm, Lance Nevels, Jagger Ransome and Regan Wilson.
Visitation will take place at Resthaven, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM until the time of funeral services at 10:30 AM.