Sue Ellen Stancil

February 23, 1918January 14, 2012

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Memphis, TN.


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Elizabeth Chapell

January 19, 2012

To the family:
I am honored to have known Sue and no words can fully point to all of her passion for helping people. She was a faithful teacher in International Friends which taught refugees and immigrants to read and speak English. She helped train others to teach both in International Friends and in Memphis Literacy Council. Her passion for reaching people with the gospel of Christ was expressed in hard work as she met people at the place where she could serve them and be a faithful teacher and friend. My admiration for Sue was unlimited as she offered herself when she saw any way she could help. "Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, Lord, who walk in the light of your presence." Psalm 89:15. My dear friend,Sue,walked in His light and we are all blessed to have known her.

Doug & Linda Hopkins

January 18, 2012

Dear Dan and Family, You are in our prayers during this difficult time. You must be so proud; your Mother left a wonderful legacy and enriched so many lives. 'May her thoughts in you be preserved'.

January 18, 2012

I feel very blessed to have known Sue for more than 30 years. She had a tremendous impact on my work in literacy and on my life in general. Her thirst for knowledge, love of family, and devotion to church guided and inspired me. I admired her generous spirit, deep wisdom, keen sense of humor, and steadfast faithfulness to issues she felt were important. I will miss our conversations, her curious mind, and her lessons of love. I am so grateful for the times I shared with Sue and Hadley.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Stancil family at this time. I hope that during this time of loss, they will rejoice in the many gifts and precious memories that Sue left for so many of us. To God be the glory of a life well-lived.
Gay Johnston

Kevin Dean

January 17, 2012

Dan and Kathy,

I cannot tell you how much Sue means to all of us here at Literacy Mid-South. I had the pleasure of meeting her this fall, and I instantly saw the kind, generous, enthusiastic, passionate lady I had heard so much about. Because of her, literally thousands of Memphians have learned to read and a new generation of readers have been created in our adult student's children. What a legacy! I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, but I know you must be so very proud of all that she has been able to accomplish in her lifetime.

Kevin Dean
Executive Director
Literacy Mid-South

January 17, 2012

Dan and Kathy - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know she is in a better place and out of her pain and suffering.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.

Catherine Lull (Raleigh NC)

Carolyn Watson

January 16, 2012

Dan & Kathy, we are praying for you during this difficult time. We pray you will feel the strength & love from our Father. With love & sympathy, Ernie & Carolyn Watson

Gayle Davis

January 16, 2012

Dan and Cathy, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We are praying for you to have comfort, knowing that she is at rest.
Love, Gayle and Richard Davis

January 16, 2012

Dear Dan and Kathy, we are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for God to comfort you and bring you peace during this sad time.
In Christ,
Larry and Linda Mercer
Durham, NC

Twyla Hutchins

January 16, 2012

Dan and Cathy,
We hate we cannot be there in person with you at this time of loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and asking our Lord to wrap his arms securely around you and give you comfort and peace. Sending our love, Mark and Twyla Hutchins