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.