Barbara Maxine Stanley, 72, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord and her devoted husband Bobby on October 5, 2006. She was a loving and caring daughter, mother, grandmother and foster mother. She touched many lives and was always a giving person to anyone in need. She enjoyed and was involved with many Genealogy groups. The daughter of Mildred and William H. Moore, she was preceded in death by her father, William Henry, loving husband, Bobby Woodrum and sister, Myrtle Anderson. She leaves to cherish her memories a brother, Billy H. Moore and his wife Bonnie; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark, Pam, Mike, Carol, Jeff, Sandy, Scott and Donna. She was deeply loved by her five special grandchildren, Kevin, Laura, Beth, Kay and Jason; a special nephew, Dan Lucas and many other adored nephews and nieces. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of Roanoke Memorial Hospital and especially the nurses in VICU. The family will receive friends at Oakey's North Chapel from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakey's North Chapel on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 12 noon with Pastor Stafford Frederick and Pastor Owen Stultz officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In memory of Barbara, the family requests donations be made to the Children's Home Society of Virginia, 1620 5th Street S.W. Roanoke, Va. 24016.
Published in the Roanoke Times from 10/6/2006 - 10/8/2006.
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We call upon you Lord to supply our needs at this time for understanding in your Word. May we gain the wisdom and truth of your Word. It is the time of times, your time Lord for our Sister Barbara and we ask that she be delivered from all sin and all suffering.
Lord...if you can see a clear path, we ask that you remove all her pain...all the suffering now endured by our Sister. We demand and take Authority over all her sickness, throwing out any and all disease and casting out the Devil. Take her Lord as we pray for your Will and your Way.
We ask Lord that you take this sickness and all this pain and disease and cast it out of her body. We ask for a full recovery. We ask that She rise up and walk in your light.
Now Lord, we take this time to pray for Barbara's Soul, that you will have direct communication and send the Holy Spirit to guide and protect Her. We Love Her Lord and need Her to act out your Truths in your Word.
The Voice of Truth Lord is upon all of us praying here today.
We take the time today to announce and pronounce our acknowledgement of the Holy Spirit, and as your servants and children, we seek you Father to supply all our needs as we act in your Word and seek to put into plain view the actions of Jesus.
This we now pray in Jesus precious Name...
And all God's Children here today agree.
To Bill and Bonnie and all of Barb's family.
Barbara was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known.....she was honest, generous, meek, and frank.
I remember how she had to calm us down on the list when we got into some "shenanigians"
I will say like I did when Ole Clyde left us, that it will be hard to remove her name from my address book, but I believe her name is in another BOOK now....
It is called The Lamb's Book of Life....
We will miss her as we finish out our lives on this earth, but let us all remember this:
The ones we love dont pass away
They walk beside us every day
I remember quite a few years ago when I got my first WebTv and joined the Franklin and Floyd lists. I was so lost as to even how to begin searching for my husband's family lines of Walter and Guilliams and all the names that go with them. After posting the info came in first from Barbara and come to find out my husband and she were cousins somewhere down the line. I could always write and ask her anything or for an obit I needed and she would always respond. She made my searching fun. I will remember her warmth and her love for helping. It certainly came through in all that she did as list mom and in every post or response she made. Barbara will be very missed.
Barbara will be sorely missed. She was of great help to me in searching for my ancestors in Franklin and Patrick Counties. Our lost here on earth is heaven's gain. She has joined all her ancestors and all her searches are complete.
May God be with all those she has left behind!
Our love and prayers go out to the children of Barbara. She was my neighbor and I will miss her greatly. She was there for me during some serious medical problems, and helped me through some bad time. See below a poem:
God took the fragrance of a flower....... The majesty of a tree....... The gentleness of the morning dew..... The calm of he quiet sea..... The beauty of the twilight hour...... The soul of a starry night...... The laughter of the rippling brook..... The grace of a bird in flight......... The tender care of an angel...... The faith of the mustard seed...... The patience of eternity...... The depth of a family's need....... Then God fashioned from these things....... A creation like no other....... And when His masterpiece was through....... He called it simply----MOTHER...... (Becky Graham)
I am sure I am like many people who never meet Barbara yet she was a huge effect on my hobby, genealogy. She was always willing to share her knowledge and help people not even remotely related. Her family must know the joy she brought to other families by helping them discover their roots. Occasionally there would be a squabble on a message board, she always stepped in at the right time at used humor to put both sides in their places without hurting feeling.
I will miss her.
Gig Harbor, WA
Barbara Stanley....What can you say about a woman who gave so much to so many? She was always there, ever watchful for those questions that she could answer, diligent in her pursuit of connecting a family for someone. Her contributions and kind nature will be sorely missed by us all but the legacy that she left is that we will all carry on her practice of "This will just take a minute".....one person helped is another family connected. Bless you Barbara for God took another angel home to rest....