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Debbie Riordan, age 66

Debbie Riordan, age 66, of Sherwood, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2022. She was born in Vernon Electra, Texas on July 17, 1956 to the late James Rudolph Holder and Evelyn Louise Cowling.

She was dedicated and committed to the Jefferson House in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Debbie is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Wilma Holder and Charlotte Brown; husband Jerry Riordan; and step-son Timothy Riordan.

She leaves behind her children James Sidney Lorenz, and Naoma Dawn Riordan; step-children J. Lee Riordan, Jeff Riordan, Thomas Riordan, Sandra Rogers, and Mark Riordan; grandchildren Joshua Lorenz, Timothy Lorenz, and Bryce Riordan; great-grandchildren James Lorenz, Jaxon Lorenz, and Jacob Lorenz; sister Tammy O’Bannon; and many more friends and extended family members.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Naoma Riordan Posted January 5, 2023 10:20 AM

    I miss you momma. James and I are planning to celebrate “Christmas in July” aka, your birthday, continuing on this tradition we began. Love you.

  • Christine Cowling Posted January 5, 2023 1:22 PM

    You will be missed. You are such a sweet soul with a huge heart!!!

  • Danielle Adams Posted January 5, 2023 5:37 PM

    Debbie made such an impact on so many lives. She loved the clients at Jefferson House like family and she loved her work family like we were her kids. She was loved and respected by so many. And she’d hate all of my of sappy comments so I have to say how much I loved her quick wit! I love you and miss you,Debbie!

  • Bobby Byers Posted January 5, 2023 7:13 PM

    To a wonderful person who I will forever miss. Your presence was always with a smile and a heart of pure happiness. You will always be remembered and loved by everyone. May you rest in peace and rest well. Byers family sends prayers and love with many blessings and hugs,

  • Mary Trujillo Posted March 16, 2023 8:06 PM

    My condolences to the family,I was blessed to have met Debbie when worked together @ SVS in California…She was a beautiful beacon of light to many…Rest in Peace my friend.

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