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Belva Jewell Stanley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 74, of Lawrenceville, Ga., entered into rest on June 18, 2016. Belva was born December 22, 1941 in Jasper, Fla., to Carnett and Gertrude Rhoden. As a disciple of Christ, she devoted her life to God and her family.
Belva raised six beautiful children and was the loving wife of James Hayward Stanley, Sr. for 57 years. She loved spending time with her family, fishing, caring for her garden, homemaking and traveling. She was also known for her wonderful cooking and baking skills. Belva is survived by her husband James, her six children, Jimmy Stanley Jr. of Auburn, Doug and wife Julie Stanley of Dacula, Randy Stanley of Union Point, John Stanley of Bethlehem, Daphne Spruill of Lawrenceville and Kim and husband Scott Smith of Loganville, her 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m, Thursday, June 23 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Pastor Tony Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.
Published on June 21, 2016
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