Stanley Cross

Stanley Raymond Cross


Stanley Cross, age 91, slipped peacefully through the gates of heaven on March 8, 2014. He was born February 24, 1923 to Samuel and Safroria (Toni) Scott-Sleet Cross, and grew up in Weidman, MI. After Stanley moved to Lansing to work for Oldsmobile, he met and married Geraldine Rice Maki of Remus, MI. Stanley was a loving husband, a dedicated father and a doting grandfather who was kind and committed to his family. He loved children, fishing, eating, and the Detroit Tigers.

Stanley leaves behind three sons: Raymond E. Maki (Edna) of Mesa, AZ, George R. Maki (Malekka) and Chuck Olson Cross of Lansing. Also surviving: son-in-law Thomas Merchant, 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Stanley was preceded in death by his beloved wife Geri, sister Beatrice Cross Brown, daughters Joyce Merchant and Pat Maki, grandson Mike Gibson, and granddaughter Samantha Bahl.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Friendship Baptist Church at 2912 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing, MI 48910 (517) 394-6369.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 11, 2014