DeAnna Renee Carone (formerly Donna (Graggs) Stewart), 63, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Kobacker House after a brief but stoic battle with cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Columbus, OH and a graduate of Linden-McKinley High School. She had a streak of creativity which she liked to express in poetry, sketches, and knitting. She also had a love for animals and nature. DeAnna is fondly remembered for her beautiful smile, quiet and kind personality, and wit that would catch you off guard.
DeAnna was born January 20, 1957, the 2nd of 6 children to Allie (Walker) Watson and the late James Graggs. She is preceded in death by her father, James Graggs, step-father Richard Watson, and brothers, James Graggs and Danny Graggs. DeAnna is survived by her mother Allie Watson, daughter Tanicca (Darjuan) Jackson, brother John Graggs, sisters Debbie Graggs and Angela Garnett, nieces Aneasha (Frederick) Parker, Falena Graggs, Falissia Graggs, nephew Derrick Graggs, and numerous cousins.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Sheli & Solomon at The Open Shelter Inc., Lorpu at Southeast Inc., Dr. Michael Yahner, Tracy, and Karen with DeAnna’s Ohio Health Hospice Home Team, and the staff of Kobacker House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the above organizations.
‘What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.’ – Helen Keller
God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. – Revelation 21:4
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