Deborah Lynn (Baird) Bandy

December 7, 1956 - April 7, 2021

Deborah L. Baird Bandy, 64, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 7, 1956, in Roanoke, Va., daughter of the late Paul Douglas and Frances Lester Baird.

It is to no surprise to anyone that knew Deborah that she enjoyed sewing. She spent 14 years as a seamstress earning a living doing what she loved. Above everything this world had to offer, Deborah’s love of family always came as the top priority. She loved trips to the beach and vacations with her family by her side. Deborah will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and “Gigi,” and the legacy she left in those she loved most will live on for generations to come.

In addition to her father, Deborah was preceded in death by her brother, James "Jimmy" Baird, and friend and sister-in-law, Judith "Judy" DeWeese.

Family remaining to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 46 years, R. Paul Bandy; children, P. Nicole Williams and Kimberly Dowdy and her husband or “son-in-love” to Deborah, Craig; grandchildren, Bethany Williams and grand-puppy, Boomer; mother, Frances Baird; sister, Brenda Booth (Jack); brother, Ronald "Ronnie" Baird (Missy); special daughter, Kimberly Wilbourne; and best friend, Linda Aliff.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 11, 2021, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Covenant Community Church, 955 Bird Ln., in Salem.

Funeral services to honor Deborah's life will be conducted on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the church.

Interment will follow in Piedmont Cemetery in Shawsville.

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