August 2, 1933 ~ July 5, 2015

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Eva "Burnette" Stanley, 81, of Candler, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, July 5, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was a daughter of the late J.D. and Argana Taylor Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Stanley; son, Eugene Stanley; step-son, Earl Stanley; and son-in-law, Randy Herron. Mrs. Stanley sang in the gospel groups The Revivers and Bound By Love. She was a member of Brown's View United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, Eva Farren (Rick), Jackie Herron, Johnny Stanley, and Linda Mungo (Mike); step-son, Ray Stanley (Janice); brother, Bob Brown (Helen); daughter-in-law, Sharon Stanley; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service for Mrs. Stanley will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Dennis Thurman officiating. Interment will follow at Brown's View United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of Jackie Herron, 138 Dogwood Rd., Candler. The family would like to say a special thanks to their brother, Johnny, who has patiently and lovingly taken care of mom for the past 12 years. They also give a special thanks to the staff of the Laurels of Greentree for their care, and to The Fresh Market for providing flowers. Flowers are appreciated or contributions may be made to Groce Funeral Home to assist with the expenses.

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  1. Dear Stanley Family, I am so sorry to hear about Eva. To Johnny, who has always been right by her side, My Prayers are for all of you to have peace and that God holds you in His arms. God needed his earthly angel home. She was always a very sweet lady with the sweetest smile.

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  2. To the Stanley family;
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. It was a pleasure to have known Eva while I was in Asheville. I will pray that God gives you comfort knowing she is in a better place.
    Pam Doman

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  3. I will never forget her for her loving caring nurturing ways. She was one of a kind and will be truly missed but never forgotten. She was such a wonderful great grand mother to my Kayla who she kept from the time she was born up until she went to preschool. I could never thank her enough for teaching her about God and how wonderful he is. To the family time will heal your pain, and know she walking with the angels now free of the world’s crazines. Love you guys

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  4. I will always remember Burnette for how caring she was and accepted me as a member of her family since I was 12 years old. This is true for the whole Stanley family. I know in my heart she is happily singing with all her angels.

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  5. IM SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR MOTHER. SHE WAS A VERY GOOD PERSON. SHE WAS VERY SPECIAL TO ME. BUT SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND I KNOW THAT THE FAMILY AND ME WILL SEE HER AGAIN, BUT IT WILL BE IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. I LOVE YOU ALL. MOM SAID SHE WAS VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM. LOVE YOU ALL TERESA NICHOLSON AND CAROLYN MONTEITH.

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  6. I loved this lady. She always had the sweetest smile and a friendly greeting.
    She will be missed, but she leaves behind a great legacy , with a family and friends that loves her so much.
    Judy

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  7. We are so sorry for your loss. She is at peace now Just knowing she had the loving family and support Made her a happy woman She is at a place with no sorrow or tears Gary and I will keep this family in our continuous prayers and If we can do anything to help you Know we are here for you My heart is going out to you God Bless You Family Love from Darlene and Gary Myers

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  8. Eva, Jackie, & Family ~ I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother.
    My prayer is that God will wrap His loving arms
    around you all and give you peace and comfort as only He can.
    I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless you.

    1 Thessalonians 4:13
    But we do not want you to be uninformed,
    brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may
    not grieve as others do who have no hope.

    1 Thessalonians 4:14
    For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
    even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those
    who have fallen asleep.

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  9. Johnny, Jackie, Linda & Eva, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers have been sent up for her along with Special Masses offered every day at the Sacred Heart Missions. She will be missed by all of us. She is in her Heavenly home now along with Lester & Gene most likely singing praises to the Lord

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  10. I lost a special person in my life yesterday, my Mamow. She was an important part of my life, I stayed with her a lot growing up. She taught me how to be a loving person,and how important family is. I am very blessed to have a loving family. I will miss you and think about you everyday! I know you are up in heaven singing with the Angels, I still hear you! I want to thank a special person that kept Mamow alive all this time, uncle John. He is the most amazing person I have ever met,with the heart of an angel. I will be forever thankful to you! Love you Mamow!

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  11. Special prayers. ……she was a beautiful person inside and out..i remember as a kid she was full of laughs and always gave me the warmest smiles and encouragement. …..bless all the family. …..

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  12. We are so sorry for your loss your Mom was a wonderful lady we so enjoyed bowling with her and your Dad so many years ago.You are all in our thoughts and prayers

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  13. Precious Family, May God Bless. Burnett was so so ” Special to me. So kind and so sincere and always Smiling that precious Smile. I Loved her Dearly. She lived her Christian life every day and now she is with Jesus and Jesus said ‘ Welcome in my precious child. No more pain no more sadness. Burnett is happy now singing and smiling and praising Jesus. Hugs and Prayers to all the family and Johnny” God bless you for being so Good to Burnett and taking such wonderful care of her. I love each and everyone. Treasure all your precious memories because I know I am of my precious precious cousin for whom I admired and respected very much. Love, Aileen & Neil

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  14. Eva I am so sorry for your loss,, I pray that Jesus will hold you tight during these most difficult days, our moms are together with Jesus ,a place that we will both be with our moms again. If I can do anything for you or your family please let me know. I’m praying for you and your family.

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  15. My condolences for the family and my friend David Farren and Johnny Stanley.May God bless you and give you peace.Sharon Reynolds.

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  16. What a wonderful video of such amazing memories. She had a wonderful spirit and I always loved hearing her voice. Always enjoyed their singing.. God bless you all. She was a precious lady, always the same. Prayers for you all during this time. I love your entire family.

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  17. Good Morning Burnette, I bet it is a wonderful feeling you are feeling right now joining your loved ones that has been preparing a place for you. Tell Lester I said Hi, and don’t leave out Gene (RoundMan), enjoy the moments with them, I just want you know what a blessing it has been just knowing such a lovely person as you are. Never had a negative attitude, always seen the good side in everything. Your beautiful smile and your laughter will always remain in my thoughts of you, I love you and will miss you and someday we will see each other again. Go on, go have fun with the loved ones that is waiting on you and the rest of your lovely family will continue thinking of you and talking to you thru Christ and count on it, there is no doubt that each and everyone of them will be with you someday.

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  18. So sorry for your loss, Jackie, but rejoicing with you that your Mom has met Jesus and been reunited with her loved ones in heaven. Praying for you during this difficult time as Mothers leave a void that is never filled again until we get to heaven. I love you, sweet friend. You are precious to me and to all those who know you.

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  19. Eva, Jackie, Johnny, Linda, and Ray Glenn I’m so sorry to hear about your mom passing. I didn’t know until I call up there. I know how it is to lose your mom. She’s with Uncle Lester singing up there. Momma and Shelia are having a good time with them. I Love You all. I will be praying for you all.

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  20. Eva & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Alzheimer’s is such a sad disease. My Dad passed away from it several years ago. Thanks for sharing your loving memories through the DVD. Much love to you and yours.

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