Tracy Stevenson Prater went to her heavenly home on September 14, 2022. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 20, 1967 to Larry and Mary Lou Stevenson. She graduated from Bellevue West High School in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986, University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in 1990, and got her Master’s Degree in Education at Auburn University of Montgomery in 1993. She met her future husband that same year in Montgomery and they were married in October of 1995 in Caledonia, Missouri. She was recently accepted to a Doctoral program at Auburn University.
She is survived by her husband of more than 26 years, John Charles Prater; her children, Grant (25), Bryce (21) and Camryn (19); her parents Larry and Mary Lou Stevenson; her sister Laura Canterbury (William); sisters-in-law Tracy Ressa (Brian), Sarah Fisher (Alan), Carolyn Prater; her father-in-law Roscoe Prater; nieces and nephews Connor Ward, Joseph Ressa, David Ressa, Maggie Ressa, Tammy Fisher, Chris Fisher (Brandi), Michael Fisher, Jason Fisher (Tracy), Ava Canterbury, Abby Canterbury, Annabel Canterbury, Liam Canterbury, Win Canterbury.
Tracy grew up in an Air Force family and did not like moving around, but married an Air Force career officer and ended up traveling the world which she loved. Throughout her life; she lived in Texas, California, Michigan, Nebraska, Virginia, Germany, Oregon, North Dakota, Missouri, Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, Korea, and Louisiana.
She was a devoted elementary school teacher and amazing home schooling mother. She enjoyed numerous hobbies and activities like traveling,hiking, family games, cooking, yoga, girlfriend outings, movies, swimming, singing, running, piano, snow and water skiing and reading.
Celebration of Tracy’s Life will be Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 2:00pm at Frazer Free Methodist Chapel, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, Alabama 36117. Seriously please come casual, as Tracy would love it.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tracy’s memory may be made to Transformation Montgomery by online donations to Frazer.church/give (click special gifts and choose Transformation Montgomery) or by check to Frazer Church (please write Tracy Prater Memorial in the for line).
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