OBITUARY

Mittie B. Stockman

February 10, 1927November 12, 2020

Mittie Beasley Stockman, age 93 passed away on November 12, 2020 in the NHC Memory Care Facility in Knoxville, Tennessee after struggling with Parkinson's for more than 5 years.

She was born on February 10, 1927 in Highland Home, Crenshaw County, Alabama to Mamie Lee White and Rushel Beasley. She was the oldest of 6 children. Mittie was raised on a farm and worked particularly hard plowing with a mule, picking cotton and peanuts after her father went blind when she was 10. She was also a big help to her mother helping to raise the 2 youngest boys (twins who were born after her father went blind.) Mittie was the valedictorian of her High School graduating class and attended Massey Draughn Technical school graduating with a certificate in bookkeeping. Upon graduation she worked 6 years at Cogsby Hodges and then at Capital Chevrolet as a bookkeeper for 33 years.

On January 20, 1959 she married the love of her life Winston Stockman from Magnolia, Alabama. They had one child Sandra in 1963. Mittie was an accomplished cook who created amazing wheat rolls, homemade jams, pecan pies, and all other staples of southern living. She served for decades in many positions of leadership and teachin in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Carter Hill Road in Montgomery. One of her favorite pastimes upon retirement was learning about her ancestors and doing genealogical research. For 10 years she was the director of the Montgomery Family History Center for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mittie had an unyielding faith in our Heavenly Father and his son, our Savior Jesus Christ. She knew he was the way, the truth and the life; and the only way back to our eternal home.

Mittie was beloved by all who knew her and payed special attention to the hands which hung down around her. She was truly a disciple of Jesus Christ who was friendly, kind and generous to all who met her. She had a kind word for everyone she met. She blessed many lives and was a great influence for good. She loved arriving at church early to greet everyone who came. Her Iron grip and handshake were renowned and were most assuredly a remnant of her hard work plowing with a mule and picking cotton. She was a devoted wife, sister and loving mother and grandmother who loved cooking the favorite foods of her 3 grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 siblings (Monihree Beasley White, Raymond Beasley and Charles Beasley). She is survived by her husband Winston Stockman, daughter Sandra (Kent Vaughn), 3 grandchildren Elyse (Jhoffer Tualla), Kimball (Felicity Vaughn), Hunter Vaughn and 2 siblings Myra Stringer and Rufus O'Neal Beasley.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 770 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial in Alabama National Cemetery.

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Merrill and Pam Smith

November 22, 2020

We will miss our sweet Mittie. She always had a kind word and loving handshake for us. When we were new in Montgomery and Merrill was the bishop, Mittie refused to allow me to sit alone at church. I was part of her church family. We were always welcome in her home and blessed by pecans from Mittie and Winston. I cherish the hours we worked together in the Family History library. Special prayers of love to Winston and family.

Shari Hayes Watson

November 16, 2020

My mother, Lillie White Hayes and Mamie White Beasley(Mittie's mother) were sisters. That made my mom, Mittie's aunt. However, they were just a few years apart in age and were more like sisters growing up. I enjoyed hearing their childhood stories whenever they would get together!
They both loved doing family history and temple work! They would often share information and discoveries about their research. It is fun to see their names on FamilySearch attached to family in the family tree that they added. It is one of the tender mercies that we have been given to connect with them now that they are gone.
I will forever remember Mittie's handshake! Although, I will never have one as strong, I try to remember not to shake like a "floppy fish". That was always a sign of Mittie's spiritual strength and conviction to me. She was truly beautiful inside and out!

Fannie Stovall

November 16, 2020

Sister Stockman was known for her hearty welcome to all she encountered. I will never forget the look you in the eye with a smile squeeze of your hand and the vigorous pump she gave . I always felt her warmth, friendship and southern charm. Such a great example to me and so many others.

Lyn Frazer

November 16, 2020

I loved Mittie and Winston. They were faithful volunteers in the microfilm prep program at ADAH and the Montgomery County Archives, preparing family records for preservation. Mittie was a gem, loyal, funny and smart. And of course I remember that crushing handshake. Rest in peace, Mittie. You did your work on earth so well.

Tammy Roy

November 15, 2020

I will always remember how kind Aunt Mittie B was and how she always took an interest in me and my family. She had a firm handshake, strong hug and you knew that she cared about you by her actions! We received a sweet Christmas card every year from her! My dad, Charles Laymon Beasley, passed away two years ago so dad is in heaven rejoicing to be reunited with his beautiful, loving and kind-hearted sister. Aunt Mittie B was loved by many and will be surely missed here on earth.

John Enslen

November 15, 2020

It was my special privilege to know and associate with MIttie Stockman and her devoted husband Winton over the course of many years. My dear friend Mittie was a stalwart of righteousness of the highest order. She was dependable and trustworthy in every duty and assignment that life thrust upon her. I believe she valiantly fulfilled all of her important divine foreordinations. She used her life to bring about good. There will never be another quite like her. She and her powerful handshake will, of course, be sorely missed, but I cheerfully rejoice with her remaining family when I contemplate her glorious reunion with her extended family members and countless friends who preceded her in death. I will be thinking particularly of Winston and Sandra in the days ahead.
Sad yet happy,
John E. Enslen

Tonya Ennassime

November 15, 2020

The last trip my father,Bennie,took to Alabama, Winston and Mittie had us over for dinner. I especially remember her fried chicken and biscuits. They biscuits were especially delicious with the fresh honey from their bees. Nothing is better then the special times we had with family in Alabama.

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