Stanley Elsie M. Stanley, 94, affectionately called Mother Stanley, was born on May 12, 1920 in Nelson Georgia. She transitioned from here to her heavenly home early Wednesday morning, July 16, 2014. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for over 50 years. Preceded in death by her sister Mildred Green, brothers Odell, James, Robert and Frederick Langston, granddaughter Shamika Stanley and grandson Melvin Stanley, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Edith Stanley Zaahir; sons, Charles E. Stanley, Joseph W. Stanley, Sr., and Melvin L. Stanley; sister, Brenda (Paul) Honeker; grandchildren, Kenneth F. (Kelly) Stanley, Qismat (Carlos) Pickens, Shawndu Stanley, Deatra Brown, C.J. Stanley, Ghitana Stanley, Ebony Stanley, Joseph Stanley, Jr., Essence and Indigo Stanley; very special and devoted friend, Eleanor Young. Homegoing Celebration 12 noon, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 E. Main Street where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service; Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth, officiating. Interment in Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street. To sign the online memory book visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.
Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
720 E Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 20, 2014