Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Deborah R. Grant

06/21/1958 - 08/24/2018

Deborah Rebecca Nelson Grant, 60, passed away Friday, August 24 at her home in Nantahala, North Carolina.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles “Chuck” Grant, her parents Colonel David Nelson (USAF Ret.) and Mrs. Ann Nelson of Athens, Alabama, nieces Annalise Lemay, Gabrielle Grant, Rylee Thompson, Sarah Hefner, Amanda Nehr, nephews Heath Lemay and Matthew Thornton, sisters and brothers-in-law Natalie Grant, Karen Grant, Scott Grant, Robbie and Deanna Thompson, and Tom and Jackie Woodard. She is also survived by her loving caregivers of the past three years, Tracy Jones Kays and Lori Massey. Deb was preceded in death by her sister Beth Lemay, grandmothers Cora Nichols and Margaret King, and grandmothers-in-law Gladys Morgan and Nannie Grant.

Deborah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Carolina University with a BA in accounting and became a CPA. She was employed for many years as the CFO for the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Deb loved the natural world, and was an expert in local plant lore. She was also an amateur astronomer. Deb was a great soul. She also worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of her family and the greater good of the entire human family and will be missed greatly by the people who loved her most.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Deborah’s name to: Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation P.O. Box 47 Hertford, NC 27944

Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.