Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed on August 7,2017. Marie Stanley was born May 9, 1923 in Wilson, NC to the late Charity Harris Stanley and Ernest Ward. She was the fourth child of eleven children; seven sisters and three brothers.
In 1943, Marie moved to Norfolk, VA where she was employed by the United States Naval Base. She later attended Booker T. Washington High School where she received her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certificate. Upon the close of the war, Marie relocated to Brooklyn, NY where she was employed by Fedders Air Conditioning Corporation. Marie always believed in helping people and went on to The Bird S. Coler Hospital on Roosevelt Island, NY putting her nursing license to work. In 1980, she received a Certificate of Service award for 10 years of service. She retired in 1987. Marie enjoyed traveling with her friends, family and grandchildren. She hosted the first ever Stanley Family Thanksgiving which is now a family tradition.
Marie was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Anderson, Wade Stanley and Edward Stanley and four sisters, Lula Mae Woodard, Esther Norris, Ruby Lewis, and Delores Stanley. She leaves to mourn two sisters, Velmarie Russell, Brooklyn, NY and Ruth Jones, Pemberton, NJ.
Left to cherish her memories is her son Bobby Hopkins (Malissa), Jamaica, NY; and daughter Lyvonne Wilson (Robert Sr.), Virginia Beach, VA. Marie loved her six grandchildren dearly: Kenneth Hopkins,Dr. Stephanie Hopkins, Jamaica, NY; Tracy Wilson Cox, Virginia Beach, VA; Monica Maiden (Kim), Columbia, MD; Robert Wilson II (Diane), Ruther Glen, VA; and Chevonda Allen, Prosper, TX. Six Great Grand Children, Keyon Brown, Tylar Mills, Jalisa M. Wilson, Isaiah P. Cox, Robert B. Wilson,lIl, Jonathan Wilson and four and one half great grandchildren.
Five generations enjoyed a seed that was wonderfully made and blessed in the person Of Ms. Marie Stanley. Sleep on; we will meet you on that great getting up morning.