Teresa Lynn Reece Stanley, age 51, of Mabel School Road, Zionville, passed away Saturday evening, March 22, 2014 in Zionville. Born February 23, 1963 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Glenn and Hazel Brown Reece.
For more than 20 years, Teresa was a CNA at Glenbridge where she cared for and offered companionship to all her patients, loving them as if they were family. She was a member of Mabel Baptist Church.
Ms. Stanley is survived by her companion of 24 years, Ricky Lawrence; son, Joshua Franklin Stanley of the home; three sisters, Ruth Childers of Morganton, Linda Osborne of Zionville, and Barbara Martin of Mountain City, TN.; a number of nieces and nephews, including Sherry Brown who showed unconditional love and care during her illness, Joan Price and Jimmy Brown, who were more like sister and brother; and special friend, Martha Shore. Preceding her in death were her parents, Glenn and Hazel Brown Reece; two brothers, Eugene and Benny Reece; and sister, Kathleen Reece Brown.
Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, March 25, 2014, at 2 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. David Ward and Rev. Frank Johnson. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Private graveside services will be in the Reece Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the family in care of Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
The Stanley's wish to express a special thank you to Becky, Kim, Cassandra and Virginia, of Medi Home Health and Hospice in Boone.
The family will be at the home of Sherry Brown, l65 Old Burg Road in Zionville.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Stanley family.