Mourning one of our own: Dee Stewart

It is with heavy heart that I share the news that Solo PR Pro community member Dee Stewart (@DeeGospel on Twitter, also known by her pen name Miranda Parker) passed away Friday evening. Though she faced challenges with her heart health for years, Dee met them with such amazing courage and strength, this news is a huge shock to everyone who knew her.

From the beginning of Solo PR Pro, Dee has been a frequent and smart contributor to #solopr Twitter chats, a regular commenter, and someone who commands my utmost respect. An author, blogger, journalist, and PR pro, Dee didn’t sit on the sidelines thinking about things she’s like to do – she pursued life and her interests with gusto!

As a fellow Atlantan, I had the good fortune of seeing Dee in person at many events around town. She was the same online and off: kind and generous, freely sharing her uniquely savvy wisdom and advice – and, of course, that megawatt smile.

Dee lived her Christian faith every day, and leaves behind a young daughter, her beloved “girlie,” who was certainly the light of her life. A memorial fund is being established in Dee’s honor to benefit her – we’ll post an update as soon as we know the details.

Please join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Dee’s family, and let’s take a moment to pause and appreciate each other in her memory.