Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Evelyn "Cricket" Christine Stafford

October 18, 1933September 2, 2020

Evelyn "Cricket" Christine Stafford, age 86, of Flushing, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at McLaren Hospital in Flint. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of sixty-six years, Junior Stafford; her eleven children: Sharon (Danny) Jones, Diane (Dan) Borgerding, Ronnie (Neita) Stafford, Michael (Bridget) Stafford, Mark (Jackie) Stafford, David (Wanda) Stafford, Beverly (Chris) Irrer, Yvonne (Joe) Pender, Kim (Larry) Bonham, Kevin (Jodi) Stafford, and Chris Stafford; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her sisters: Reba Pruitt and Shirley Witt.

Evelyn was born on October 18, 1933, in Narrows, Virginia; the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Addley and Bertha (Kelley) Robertson. Evelyn and Junior Stafford were married on May 9, 1954, in Narrows, Virginia, and moved to Michigan in 1958. Throughout her life, Evelyn was a homemaker, taking care of her twelve children. In her free time, she enjoyed watching sports; especially the Detroit Tigers, taking trips back to visit family in Virginia, and cooking. However, most of all, she loved spending time with her family; especially her many grandchildren! Evelyn was known for her selfless personality, and her love for cooking; if she was around, no one went hungry. She will be greatly missed by many.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Addley and Bertha; her daughter, Sandy Jacot; her granddaughter, Nicole Smith; her grandson, Tyler Pender; her five brothers; and her sister.

A funeral service will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 Hill Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439. Pastor Sarah LaRose will officiate. Evelyn’s family will be present at the funeral home to receive visitors on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and again on Sunday from 2:00 pm until the time of service at 3:00 pm. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery will take place at a later date.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Funeral Visitation

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020


Evelyn "Cricket" Christine Stafford

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Bobby Jones

September 5, 2020

In the late sixties and early seventies I would go to Flint to visit my brothers and sisters in Michigan. During my visits I stayed at Junior and Crickets and was accepted by the whole family even though they had twelve kids of their own. With Janet, Danny, Gary, and myself losing our mother in 1968, I think we all looked at Cricket being our second mom. Can’t speak for everyone but I certainly did. I spent a lot of time in the downstairs kitchen talking to Cricket about a lot of things and in her calm sweet ways she talked me through a lot of issues. Cricket please say hello to Janet, Gary, Lynn and Mom for Danny and myself and let them know we love and miss them immensely. You may have physically left this world but you will forever be remembered by all of us who knew you and loved you. May God bless you for the life you lived and the love you showed all of us who had the pleasure to know you. Love you forever!!!

David Gary

September 4, 2020

One of the most wonderful ladies I have ever met. A great neighbor for over 40 years. We will miss you very much.

Debbie Morisette

September 4, 2020

I would like to send my sincerest condolences to the Stafford family and to all that loved her. I am blessed to have known Cricket for many years. Cricket had many wonderful qualities. She was compassionate kind and a humble soul. She treated everyone with respect and dignity. Cricket could always find the good in anyone. As a mother of 12 children her family always came first. She was loving selfless and dedicated. She was a great cook and loved her sports. Cricket was a amazing grandma. She loved her grand children and they loved her. She had a special gift of communicating with kids. Her words were comforting reassuring and soothing. Cricket was an exceptional woman. Loved and cherished by many. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. We take solace in knowing that you are reunited with your loved ones. Let there be peace for all that are grieving.

I love you Cricket

Debbie Morisette

Tiffany Meeks

September 3, 2020

Words cannot express the heartbreak we all feel. She was a beautiful part of so many of our lives and helped shape us into who were are today. I'm sorry I cannot be there to say goodbye. I love you Nana Cricket. Rest well, we'll carry on your love and kindness.


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