Winona Elizabeth (Winchester) Stanley, 4/11/1934 – 5/11/2012 of Bryson City passed away in a Medwest facility. She was one of two children of the late Frank B. “Pappy” and Marie “Mother” Shook and was the beloved wife of Mack Stanley, bus driver for Swain County Schools. She was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and Roger; and granddaughter, Brieana.
She will be greatly missed by her sister, Juanita Lester; her daughter, Sherry and husband Rollon Smith; son, Shawn and wife Debbie; and daughter-in-law, Rosey Winchester. Grandchildren, Chad and wife Erin, Trent and wife Jae, Josh, Heather and husband Joe, Stephanie and husband Josh, and Dylon. Great grandchildren, Jayden, Bailey, Hailey, Ean. Nieces, Robin and husband Paul, Yvonne and husband Bobby, and nephew, Kenneth along with countless other family and friends who were blessed to have known her.
Winona loved listening to music and sitting in the sunshine and spending time with family and friends. She touched the lives of many, with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. She and husband Mack ran the Bryson City Cleaners until a few years ago. She had worked there for over 40 years. She always had a smile and a story to tell, with each visitor to the cleaners. A special thanks to Nell, Ed, and Freda for helping her to maintain a life at home. She will be in our hearts forever.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Marty Pressley will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Relay for Life, C/O Keniethea Hyatt, 240 Hyatt Road, Bryson City, NC 28713.