REIDSVILLE, N.C - Mamie Strader Stone, 102, of 1761 Wolf Island Road, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, April 1, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Carroll, the Rev. John Stein and the Rev. Tripp Kimbrough officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Stone was born in Rockingham County to the late Albert G. and Nannie Jean Strader Strader. She was retired from Sadler School and was also known as the Avon Lady. She was a lifetime and faithful member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Her caring and compassionate service to her community will leave an imprint on family and friends for years to come.
She served as a Girl Scout leader, worked with Beverly Enterprises taking bananas to Maplewood Nursing home from 1994 – 2005, was named the Honorary Bear Den Member for Boy Scout Troop #781 and was named the Community Volunteer of the Year in 1990. She was also a Founding member of the yearly World Mission Conference.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Melvin Stone; son-in-law, Dr. Joseph Passantino; brothers, Silas, Lindsey, Sam, Spencer, Preston, Womble, Wilbert, Roy and Albert Strader; sisters, Myrtle French, Jennie Gammon, Levenia Bowman, Thelma Phillips, and Lottie Hearp.
She is survived by her son, Wayne Stone and wife Peggy; daughter, Anna Carlene Stone Passantino; grandchildren, Katherine Walters and husband Butch, Stuart Passantino and wife Jennifer, Sylvia Muller and husband Scott, David Stone and wife Adena, Rodney Councilman and wife Beth, Stacey Butcher and husband Ryan; great-grandchildren, Emma Jo Walters, Reagan Bellici Passantino, Braden Joseph Muller, Paige Anna Muller, Clay Councilman and Foster Butcher; sister, Mattie Bell Graves; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; and her wonderful caregivers, Kim, Carol Ann, Sharlene, Joy and Virginia.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mamie and Carl Stone World Mission Fund, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 361 Mt. Carmel Church Road, Reidsville, NC 27320 or Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com