Eunice Delores McQuade
December 4, 1925 – April 25, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Turner & Stevens Mortuary.
Eunice “Delores” McQuade (nee Stanfill) at 88 joyfully made her way through the Pearly Gates of Heaven on Friday morning April 25, 2014 at 10:24 AM. She was reunited with her pastor husband of 69 years who preceded her 14 months earlier. Delores was born to Vernice Mae and Neil Stanfill and raised in Jackson, TN. “Momma” McQuade, as she was called by so many, loved Jesus and her family with all of her heart. She taught a weekly woman’s Bible study for decades, spoke at women’s retreats, and was a servant to just about everyone she met. Delores taught the children’s church each week at the churches they founded and worked diligently with the children's bus ministry for many years.
Delores is survived by her brother Harold Stanfill and by her 4 children, Kenneth, David and wife Beverly, Paul and wife Nancy, and Gayle and husband Donald Martin. She is also survived by 8 wonderful grandchildren, Shawna married to Neil McGee, Heather Martin-Stitik married to Paul Stitik, Justin McQuade married to Courtney, Shawn McQuade married to Aleida, Jennifer McQuade, Ryan McQuade, Daniel Martin and Jessica Martin. Delores is also survived by 6 (really) great grandchildren, Jessica, Celeste, Jackson, Harper, Kellen, and Elijah.
Delores’ husband Frank was a World War II veteran and a B-24 pilot and they married on the Air Force base in Mt. Home, Idaho in 1944. Together Frank and Delores founded two churches, Franklin Lakes Baptist Church in Franklin Lakes, NJ, and Fellowship Baptist Church in Glen Mills, PA. They spent their early retirement years in Haddonfield, NJ. They then moved to Atherton Baptist Homes in Alhambra, CA and lived there for 11 years. Like her faithful husband Frank, Delores was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ to the end of her journey here on earth.
The McQuade family is pleased to invite you to attend "A Celebration of Life for Frank and Delores McQuade"
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00AM Where: Faith Baptist Church, 4210 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808 Lunch will be provided at the church after the service for those who are traveling a distance or anyone else who wishes to visit further with the family. If you would like to stay for lunch, please RSVP Gayle Martin at email@example.com We hope to see you there! Dave, Paul and Gayle and families
If you can not attend the service but would like to watch it live online, simply click or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2831941/events/3019458
Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to: Atherton Baptist Homes at 214 S. Atlantic Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801-3298, In Loving Memory of Delores McQuade.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Lisa (Weldon) Kilmer
June 21, 2014
I remember the first time I met Mama McQuade, I was a senior in high school at Fellowship, and my family was attending our first Sunday service there. She had the most beautiful, genuine and welcoming smile I had ever seen. As I think back, Mama McQuade was always radiant! Seeing her and Pastor holding hands is a memory that I treasure. I wish I could have spent more time with her. She was a beautiful lady inside and out, and a blessing to every life she touched!
June 20, 2014
Will never forget that trip we took to Florida with Pastor and Delores to study and be certified in evangelism explosion. Also, we remember all the times at their home for meals and functions with the family and just being able to talk to her on a weekly basis was a tremendous blessing. She was particularly gifted with a loving heart. A song we used to sing with the kids has the words "I'm going to heaven, can't wait", going to see Jesus, can't wait . See Pastor and Delores, can't wait.
Looking forward to the memorial service tomorrow can't wait.
Nancy and Ralph Hanby
June 20, 2014
What can I say about Mama McQuade that hasn't already been said? Like so many others, she made her home feel like your home. Always welcoming, always encouraging, always smiling in our good times and sharing in our trials, always praying for us, and always ALWAYS the ultimate wife and mother and friend. The best evidence I can think of to prove what a good and Godly woman she was is that her life is clearly reflected in the lives of her kids, who have continued to exhibit the love, caring, and example their Mom displayed all her life. While I will miss her and her amazing husband, I'm comforted by the fact that they are together again, sharing eternity with the Savior they served all those years. What an honor to have known such amazing people and to have been touched by them in ways they probably never knew. God bless the McQuade family!
June 20, 2014
Delores and I became great friends through marriage and we shared so much in common, both being wives of pastors! She had a radiant smile which drew people to her. I spent many happy times with Delores, sharing stories, doing dishes together, shopping,and praying together. Delores had great insight which I admired and I was blesed to call her my friend. Numbers 6:25&26.
Al Groer Jr.
June 17, 2014
I have such fond memories of mama McQuade what a lovely lady and Christian lady. She was as much an integral part of my young childhood into my teen years and then as a young man like she was a member of my own family & she was/is my eternal family through our Lord and Savior. Mama McQuade made the best hot soup, I can remember helping my dad work on the church buses at night and it always seemed that they needed fixing during the winter well we would be up on the hill at church working in the garage and mama would send pastor up to tell us to take a break and come down to the house for some soup, what a treat. And during the summer when they moved from the house on the hill down to the house on the road with the pool we always had an open invitation to come over and use the pool. Even as a kid and then a young man I was always amazed and in awe of mama's love and devotion to her hubby (my pastor) Frank and her family it was that prevalent and special that could only come from and because of her love for and devotion to her Lord and Savior. Mom mom and Pastor will for ever be in my heart and can't imagine growing up without them in my life, one day we will all be reunited in heavenly splendor.
June 10, 2014
None compare when we remember "Mama" McQuade. She was wonderfully unique, warm, & funny all the time. Always had a smile for you and gentle touch. So many of my best childhood and adult memories have her in the midst. She was a true example of a Godly woman and We were so blessed to have her share her wisdom with us. She loved our whole family unconditionally, despite our flaws. Grateful for the entire McQuade family and their love for so many. So thankful to know that one day we will all be together again! Colleen & Wayne Saufley
June 9, 2014
I am so thankful for the impact on my life from the McQuades. I will never forget their larger than life influence on my life as a young man. They handled themselves with such grace and class. Pastor McQuade was such a constant source of encouragement during my time at FC! We are all better people because of them!
Gail (Faries) Pinder
June 1, 2014
Words cannot express what Momma McQuade has meant to me! She was my spiritual mother, the most Godly woman I have ever known. I learned so much from her! She was always there to guide, encourage and to rebuke (gently) when it was needed. No one can ever take the place she holds in my heart. Momma & Pastor were there for me throughout most of my adult life! I still carry the little penny with a heart cut out that she gave me about 30 years ago. I think of her whenever I look at it. One of the greatest joys was when I took Emery over to see them in New Jersey, when Momma wasn't doing so well. Pastor gave us his blessing and Momma gave us a big smile and hug! I'm so glad that Momma & Pastor are now reunited. I love them dearly, always & forever!
June 1, 2014
I've tried to think of how to put in to words how much this sweet, precious Saint meant to me. It would take pages to try and describe her. All I can say is she changed me forever. Only now, being with the Lord, does she know the impact she and Pastor McQuade had in so many lives. When I think of all the memories, I try to decide what stands out the most. Is it her warm spirit, her sweetness, her precious sense of humor, the guidance or that beautiful, radiant smile?! I loved her! I loved her so much! I am thinking of all the family she loved so very much.
With Love and Prayers,
May 31, 2014
I will always remember Pastor & Mama
McQuade as the most loving folks I have ever had the honor and pleasure to have known. They both gave tirelessly to all who needed them and I will never forget them.
With love, Clarice
Jim & Alice Hill
May 31, 2014
What a blessing to have had the privilege of having Mama McQuade as our "spiritual" mother. Mama and Pastor led both of us to the LORD nearly 32 years ago. After leading us to the LORD, they met with us weekly as they discipled us in their home. Mama always had a beautiful smile, a hug and words of encouragement whenever you saw her. In all of the years since we've been saved, we have not worshipped under the ministry of another Pastor and his wife as loving, kind and compassionate as Pastor and Mama. The love of Christ was very evident in both of them. We hope it's a comfort to the family to know that they are reunited in heaven and with our LORD and savior, Jesus Christ, free of all of the constraints of this earth. We are praying for your family. With our love and sympathy.
May 31, 2014
I am so glad to have Momma McQuade a part of my life. She encouraged me and guided me. I look back to found memories of her and have missed her and Pastor. What a blessing they both were. Love, The Mullers
May 30, 2014
Christ shown through her like a beacon. What a wonderful Mother she was to all of us. Her radiating love can still be felt,
May 29, 2014
I can't begin to express what a special place your mom holds in my heart. The memories come flooding back and the overwhelming thought that every time we were together there was a lot of love and so much laughter. You don't come across people like your mom and dad very often...they are precious and priceless. Love you. Pam (Cook) Stapp and family.
May 28, 2014
Mom always retained a sweetness about her and often gave us smiles and gestures even after she could no longer speak. She was a wonderful and remarkable woman who has poured out her life to help so many people and has been such a wonderful example of a Godly woman, while maintaining a joyful, optimistic and fun loving attitude. Before she finally fell silent from speaking, two of her most often repeated phases were, “I love it, I love it, I love it" and “thank you, Jesus”, “thank you Jesus.” Even with her Alzheimer's progressing she would say those two phrases about things and situations everyday for a long time until she could no longer speak. Mom has run her race here on earth very well. She has been what she used to teach about, a Proverbs 31 woman. Mom has shown us how to live a life of faith, hope, love, virtue, faith and faithfulness. She was a dynamic and gifted ladies bible teacher, but more importantly she lived those principals and lessons out in real life day to day situations with all of us in her family. We are comforted to know that she is now enjoying the joys of heaven with the LORD and her beloved husband and other family and friends who have gone on ahead of her. Thank you for your prayers for our family.
April 30, 2014
Some called her mama, but I called her Mommom. She showed me that you could be happier than ever just sitting down and doing a puzzle. She was a shining example of happiness and good relationships, not only with my Poppop but with everyone she met. I can't remember a time Mommom didn't have a smile on her face and what a fond memory that is to have of her. I couldn't imagine growing up without someone as wonderful as her in my life to call Mommom. Love you forever <3
April 29, 2014
My beautiful Aunt Delores is in a better place, so far beyond what any of us could imagine. She was a great lady, loved by all. I will never forget her laugh, her smile and her compassion for others. She was the finest example of what a true Christian is supposed to be. May God bless her surviving family members. Signed, her nephew, Jeffrey A. Stanfill
April 29, 2014
Gayle, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you and your mother were close your mother will be remembered for the great woman that she really was my thoughts and prayers are with you please extend my sympathy to your entire family. Sincere Sympathy, Bill & Pam and family