I suggest that you might want to consult a probate attorney. In addition to the deed (which is a piece of paper) I would be more concerned about what happened legally when your mother passed away. I am not an attorney, however I can help find one if you need a referral.
Think about this: what happens when You pass on? You'd want to have the arrangements made, right?
In my opinion the deed is only part of what you need. I'd be happy to help.... more