March 27, 2009
Debbie McNab, 54 of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at her residence in Columbus, MS. Mrs. McNab was born on December 9, 1954, in Mobile, AL to the late Robert and Mary Mullen and has been a resident of Columbus, MS, for the past twenty-seven years. Debbie was an active volunteer while her grandsons attended Cook Elementary School. She volunteered in the office, assisting the staff in reception and clerical duties. Debbie tutored students and helped in the library and classrooms. She worked to assist and chaperone many field trips; she even helped in planning and implementing several field trips for classes herself. Debbie was an avid camper and scuba diver. She visited classrooms sharing her films and knowledge of nature, animals and the importance of conservation. Debbie served on the Cook PTO board as yearbook chairman. She also served on the Annual Field Day Committee, assisting with games and activities for the school. She helped to host receptions for various events held at Cook such as Science Fairs and Teacher Appreciation Week. Debbie was honored as Cook’s 1997 ”Parent of the Year.” Debbie continued her volunteer work while her grandsons attended Hunt Intermediate School. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of thirty-eight years Robert “Bob” McNab, two loving children – daughter, Katherine “Kathy” McNab, Columbus, MS; son Bobby Ray (Karen) McNab, Birmingham, England. Mrs. McNab was a devoted and loving grandmother of four grandchildren – Matthew and Tyler (Gwendolyn) McNab, Tupelo, MS; Mika Nickoles, Columbus, MS and Chandler Knight, Columbus, MS. She is also survived by her mother-in-law – Kathryn McNab, Mobile, AL; one loving sister – Lana (John) Lewis, Bay Minnette, AL; one bother – Robbie (Ginger) Mullen, Mobile, AL; sister-inlaw – Vickie (Paul) Cook, Mobile, AL; one niece, five nephews, one great niece and one great nephew. A special thank you to Seyah Hospice Care, Inc; nurse – Tammy Jenkins, CNA – Glenda Smith; social worker – Shelly Ingram and to Tami Vail “Bo-Bo”; we couldn’t have done it without you. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 11 AM at Liberty Assembly of God, Millport, AL with Reverend Douglas A. Blakney officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Derrick Franks, Robert Hunt, Tommy Clay Barham, Jr., John Lewis, Paul Cook, Mathew McNab, Tyler McNab and Chandler Knight. She will always be loved and sadly missed by many many friends and relatives. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39236.