Robert E. Stanton, age 88, passed away on April 17, 2020. Sylvia D. Stanton, age 84, followed her husband in death on April 28, 2020. They are now resting in eternal peace together after 67 years of marriage. Robert was born on February 11, 1932 in Chicago, IL. Sylvia was born on September 21, 1935, in New Orleans, LA. They are survived by their six loving children: Robert D. Stanton (Denise), Sylvia S. Black (W. Grant, Jr deceased), Barbara S. Rice (Joseph, Sr deceased), Richard A. Stanton (Mary), Laura S. Plumley (Tony) and Cheri S. Borgstede ( Joseph III). They are also survived by 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Sylvia is survived by her brother, Dr. Clifton Doucet, her niece Pam D. Ciko (deceased) (Wayne) and her nephew Clifton Doucet, III (Lisa). Robert was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller and was involved in Rotary Club for over 50 years. Robert was honored to serve as the District Governor of Rotary District 6840 Picayune. He was the first and only District Governor for Picayune. Robert was involved in the Catholic Church from an early age which he continued until his death. Sylvia was a well-know artist and had works in several national galleries. She was a member of Allied Artist in New York, New Orleans Art Association, Pearl River Arts Association and Slidell Art League. Sylvia enjoyed introducing others to the joy of painting up until her death. Sylvia also enjoyed researching her family history and was conferred the title of Countess DeMiron upon the discovery in the family line. Sylvia was a founding member of Le Cotillion in Slidell, LA. The family is having a small service on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayune, MS and their remains will be interred immediately following in a private family burial in the family mausoleum in Thibodaux, LA.
Published in The Times-Picayune from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2020.