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Joan Gwendolyn Stanton

January 12, 1937October 18, 2021
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Joan Gwendolyn Stanton - Born January 12, 1937 and went to live with her Lord October 18, 2021.

Joan was born in Roanoke, Virginia, to parents John William Stanton and AnnieMay Shelor Stanton. Her high school years were busy, as she was a cheerleader for Jefferson High School. She was an exceptional student, finishing her education with a Doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Her undergraduate and Master’s degrees were in Elementary Education from William and Mary University. She taught elementary school for over thirty years, her first job being with military children overseas. Her love for traveling took her to Russia, Bermuda and Europe. She also worked with many international students, helping them learn to speak English. This passion of hers helped to establish the English as a Second Language organization in Falls Church, Virginia.

Joan was a strong, independent woman, devoting her retirement years to worshiping her Savior at Second Presbyterian Church, playing bridge, and visiting friends. Learning of fifth generation relative, Daniel Shelor, a Captain in the Revolutionary War, she became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Joan leaves a brother, Carl Richard Stanton; sister-in-law, Laura Stanton; nieces, Janet Stanton Moffitt, Christy Stanton Young, Temple Stanton Harding, Gwendolyn Stanton Whitfield, and their husbands; and several great nephews and nieces.

A visitation for Joan will be held Monday, October 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the funeral service at 10:00 AM, at MEMPHIS FUNERAL HOME, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119. Graveside committal service will immediately follow at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Stanton family.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 25, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

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Joan Gwendolyn Stanton

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Sandi Evans Rogers

November 23, 2021

I had the privilege of being one of Joan's pastors while she was at Columbia Baptist in Falls Church, Virginia....it was truly a privilege. Her tender heart for serving Jesus was so authentic. Her leadership in both our Single Adult and Women's Ministry in that season were remarkable. She made an eternal difference in the lives of all she touched. She was so excited to move to Memphis to be with her family. You brought her such great joy!!! Thank you for loving and caring for her so well🧡🧡

Doey Barrar

October 21, 2021

To Joan's Family,
Last year during the pandemic, Town Village did "pen pals" with their residents! As I'm on their mailing list, I was given Joan as my pal! She & I wrote notes to each other & talked on the phone a few times about our lives! She had said when the pandemic was over, she wanted me to come visit her & see her cat! Sadly, that didn't happen, so I never actually got to meet her in person! I'm so sorry to learn of her death! I really enjoyed communicating with her & getting to know her! My sympathy & prayers to her family! RIP, Joan!😔💔

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