Margaret Stacker

Margaret Lucille Stinson Stacker CHARLOTTE - Lucille Stacker, 94, of Charlotte, NC died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at The Carriage Club. She was born on September 3, 1919 in Vance Township, Union County, NC, daughter of the late Thomas Wilder Stinson and Mary Elizabeth Ballentine Stinson. Lucille graduated from Indian Trail High School, Class of 1936 and worked during WWII at the Quartermaster Depot in Charlotte. In August of 1938 she married a Charlotte fireman, Walter Faison Stacker who passed away in 1961 at the age of fifty-five. Following Walter's death, Lucille enjoyed a career in the office of Barnhardt Mfg. Company and would retire in 1984. Mrs. Stacker was a long-time member of Plaza Presbyterian Church. She was also a talented seamstress sewing most of the clothes that her children wore including their coats. She even designed and constructed her daughter's wedding dress adding lace and beadwork by hand. She loved to work outside in the yard and was in fact still cutting her own grass at the age of 87. She crocheted lovely pieces and in fact could do anything that she put her mind to. She never felt or admitted that she was multi-talented and very bright. She was a breast cancer survivor. Born of the Great Depression, widowed at 42, left with little other than her children, she managed to learn to drive, find work and see all of her children educated and successful. A true lady who deserved better than life handed her. She survived. Mrs. Stacker is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth S. Randleman of Elkin, NC, Linda Cooper of Charlotte, NC and Susan S. Shealy and her husband, Roger of Boiling Springs, SC; grandchildren, Courtnay R. Spradley and her husband, Jon, Allison P. Randleman, Duke W. Cooper, II, Margaret E. Cooper, Alan Horton and Evan Shealy: great-grandchildren, Hanna and Nina Spradley; brother, Al Worth Stinson of Norcross, GA; and a sister, Vivian Honeycutt of Indian Trail, NC. Mrs. Stacker was also preceded in death by a brother, TW Stinson and a sister, Viola Pittman. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Clare Bridge and especially to the members of Plaza Presbyterian who supported the family through the difficult time after the death of Walter Stacker. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM in the chapel of Hankins & Whittington, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC with the Reverend Tom Tate officiating. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Plaza Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com.

Funeral Home

Hankins & Whittington
1111 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 333-6116

Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 23, 2013