Demirah Lanae Ealy

Laura J. Kuzma

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Demirah Lanae Ealy, lovingly known as Dee, a beacon of light in our lives, who left us on December 29th, 2023. Born in Cape Girardeau, MO on February 11, 1955, Demirah was a woman of spirited character, generosity beyond measure, and a supportive pillar to all she held dear. As the book of Proverbs 31:25 says, “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come,” Demirah lived these words, embracing each moment with courage and joy.

Demirah’s life was one of service and devotion, not only through her career as an Anesthesia Technician but also in her personal life. She was deeply esteemed for her kindness, compassion, and unwavering commitment to her loved ones. As a wife, married to her beloved David since October 13, 1975, she embodied the virtues of love and commitment. As a mother, she was the absolute best. She was a sanctuary for her children, Erin and Paul, offering them unconditional love, guidance, and the courage to face life’s challenges. Demirah’s greatest achievement was her family, the center of her universe, and the source of her profound joy.

Her life was a living testament to her favorite verse, Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Demirah’s generosity, her vibrant spirit, her courage, and her loving but firm guidance will forever be etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate to have her in their lives. Though she is no longer with us, her legacy lives on in the stories shared, the laughs remembered, and the love she instilled in us. She is survived by her husband David, her children Erin and Paul, and is preceded in death by her parents, Leon Holloway and Genevieve Hawkins.

We invite all who knew and loved Demirah to celebrate her life, to share your memories, and to remember her for the beautiful soul she was. Please feel free to leave your precious memories and upload photos of her on the memorial page. Cherish her memory, for in doing so, we keep Demirah’s spirit alive within us.


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