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Old Fort Wesleyan Church
Saturday February 19th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Old Fort Wesleyan Church
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Eugenia "Shannon" Woodside Stanley


Eugenia “Shannon” Woodside Stanley, 79, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Shannon was born in Statesville, North Carolina on July 10, 1942 to the late John Brite Woodside and the late Virginia Steele Woodside.  She was a member of Old Fort Wesleyan Church where she enjoyed playing the piano. Shannon retired from the N.C. Public School System following thirty years of service.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 

Including her parents Shannon was preceded in death by her brother, Mickey Woodside and a daughter-in-law Regina Stanley.

Those left to cherish her family are her husband of sixty one years, Rev. Richard A. Stanley II; two sons, Richard A. Stanley III and Wesley C. Stanley (Sonya); one brother, Mark Woodside (Pat); two sisters, Dale Russell (Jim) and Kay Stevens (Scott); sister-in-law, Jan Woodside and five grandchildren, R.J. Stanley, Nate Stanley, Amber Stanley, Tiffany Bowers and Danielle Carroll.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Old Fort Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Donnie Massingill officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Old Fort.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills at 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

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A candle was lit in memory of Eugenia Stanley

Varina W Hollowell Mar 3 2022 6:04 PM

I was her flower girl in her wedding. She bought me my first bicycle. She took care of me and loved me . She helped me buy my wedding dress. I watched her be a pastor's wife and all those behind the scenes "jobs" that people aren't aware of. She lovedher siblings as well as her own family. She was funny and sassy , sweet and kind . She sent me letters and encouragement from time to time. I still have the little sister book she sent me in Japan. She prayed for my children. I will always love her for that. I was glad to have been able to spend the last two days of her life on earth with her and my other sisters. I had the opportunity to pray over her and for her. I played hymns on my phone and sang to her. To Amber, Colton, Kay, and Jan..... Thank you. Thank you most of all Jesus. I know she is with you.

Dale Russell Feb 24 2022 11:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugenia Stanley

Brenda and Patrick Abbate Feb 19 2022 7:47 AM

Richard, Penny and I are so sorry to hear about Shannon's passing... We have had you both in our prayers for many years and will continue to pray for healing for your entire family during this difficult time. You both came into our lives many years ago for a brief stay at Grace Church in Clinton, NC and made a tremendous impact on our family... we continue to love you like a brother and are very glad we were able to get to know you and Shannon. She will be sorely missed by many, but will be joyfully playing the piano and "directing" the church family in her new heavenly home from now on...
Again, we are sorry for your loss...

Love always,

John & Penny

John & Penny McLauchlin Feb 17 2022 10:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugenia Stanley

John & Penny McLauchlin Feb 17 2022 9:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugenia Stanley

Kim & Jerry Johnson Feb 17 2022 7:10 PM

I am sorry for your loss. We enjoyed the time we got to spend with Ms. Stanley. Everyone who came to your home had such wonderful things to say about her. I was not lucky enough to meet her in person but enjoyed talking to her on the phone. Thank you for the opportunity to care for her.

Lily Care (Carla, Kristy & TJ) Feb 17 2022 12:59 PM

Wes, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort, peace and strength for your family in the coming days. ❤️🙏💐

Marie Laney Franklin Feb 17 2022 12:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugenia Stanley

Sonya Stanley Feb 17 2022 11:27 AM

Shannon was a special lady she will always have special place in my heart, I'm so blessed to have known her and got to spend time with her . She treated me like family

Chelsie Moore Feb 17 2022 11:22 AM

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