Deborah Jean Ward (Thomas)

June 2, 1953 - December 26, 2020

Deborah Jean Ward (Thomas), 67, a resident of Cape Coral, passed away on Saturday December 26, 2020. She was born on June 2, 1953 in Miami, FL. 

A devoted wife and mother, she was primarily a homemaker and caregiver for her son and family. She cared deeply for her friends and family and helped raise, care, and babysit for many nieces, nephews, and family friends. She was legally blind and for a time volunteered with the local visually impaired person center. Learning to cope with and teach others how to navigate the world without sight. She was also involved in the Cub Scouts while her son was a member and was a Den Mother for many young scouts.

She was fiercely loyal to her loved ones and would always fight for what was right. She was a presence full of light upon this earth and all who knew her were a witness to her life and to its worth.

She is survived by her son, Robert L Ward and daughter in law, Desirea Ward; granddaughter, Amelia Ward; sister, Diane (Thomas) Vallisalo and brother, Glenn Thomas; as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded by her mother, Daisy (Hill) Thomas and father, Lionel Thomas.

She was followed by her husband Robert E Ward who passed days after her.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Robert Edward Ward and Deborah Jean Ward on October 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM at The Veranda, 2122 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. BETTY SLOVENSKI Oct 7, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    I will love you forever and never forget all our times together. Some of the Best times of my life were spent with you. Lots of laughter and good times. You were there for sad times too which made them easier to bear. I love u Debby. I’m glad for Every minute that you were a part of my life💕

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