Martha Holland Stanley

23 September, 197111 November, 2021
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It’s time to teach the Angels the beauty of Theater."

Martha Holland Stanley was called home to Heaven on November 11, 2021. She is survived in life by husband Steve Stanley, brother Andrew Holland, nephew Mason Holland and niece Isabella Holland. She was preceded in passing by father Frank Holland and mother Cathy Holland. Despite her physical limitations, she was a strong and determined woman. As the daughter of two educators, she too became an educator. She worked for 26 years as a theater teacher in Chesterfield County. She touched countless lives in a warm and positive way and was loved by practically everyone she met. The school plays she directed, although middle school level, often looked like professional productions. In fact, many of her students went on as adults to find careers in theater. They include actors, dancers, singers, stage crew roles, and others. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road in Midlothian from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. We will choose to smile and laugh rather than cry because her life far outweighed her death. If you cannot attend because of short notice, travel complications, Covid fears or any other reason, please feel no guilt. Martha already feels your love. You don’t have to show up to prove it.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little People of America Adoption Program, 250 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Tulstin, California ( Online condolences to

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Saturday, 20 November, 2021

Celebration of Life