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Helen M. Stancil


Sunrise: April 30, 1919

Sunset: August 28, 2020

During the early morning of Friday, August 28, 2020, mama woke up n Glory at 101 years old. Helen was the fourth child born of the late John and Marion Wesley, she was born April 30, 1919, in Washington, D.C. and was educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C. When the Stancil family moved to Norfolk County (Chesapeake), she joined Little Zion Missionary Baptist
Church. Helen was a devoted member of the Senior Usher Ministry, Senior Choir Ministry, Deaconess Ministry, Sunday School Ministry, Noonday Bible Class and the Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church Senior Ministry.

She was also one of the Oldest Mothers of the church. Helen was married to Herbert N. Stancil for fifty years. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Barbara Backus, Bessie Walker and Marion Wall; sons, John Thomas Smart and Herbert N. Stancil, Jr. She is survived by her son, Alfred Smart (Theresa) of Dumfries, VA; daughters, Delores Lewis of Washington,
D.C., Beverly Clemons (Robert) of Chesapeake, VA, Phyllis Walters (Artis) of Honolulu , Hawaii and Sandra Whitehurst (Larry) of Chesapeake, VA; stepdaughter, Gloria Bell of Portsmouth, VA; forty grandchildren, sixty-nine great grandchildren, twenty-five great-great grandchildren and a special friend , Mrs. Myrtle Rawles.

Viewing Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Graveside Service Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:00am Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Mike Taylor says

    My condolences to you and your family, may God bless you allπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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    Lamont Simmons. Chesapeake, Virginia says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Helen. Our families have been friends through the generations. She was a wonderful lady and is sorely missed.

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    TONI AND MARY COFIELD says

    LOVE AND CONDOIENCES TO THE FAMILY AND CHURCH FAMILY OF MS.HELEN. HER SPRIT WILL LIVE ON

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    Naomi Gills says

    Love and prayers to your family

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    Dianne Johnson says

    May GOD bless you all who cared for Mrs. Stancil. I will miss her. She blessed me each year she visited. I am grateful to have known her, Mr. Stancil and her son, Aaron, (Herbert). It was my pleasure to be of assistance to her.

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