Mrs. Della L. Stanford, 78, of Youngstown, transitioned to eternal life on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Stanford, lovingly known as “Nick” was born August 11, 1942 in Windsor, North Carolina, a daughter of Clinton and Louise Bond Stewart. A devoted homemaker, Della worked for a short time at “The Oven” in Youngstown. She attended Nevels Temple C.O.G.I.C. and Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Order of Easter Star and “The Busy Bees”, a private club of several women. She enjoyed cooking, interior decorating, shopping, and being with family and friends, in other words, Della was a “Social Butterfly”,
She leaves to remember her life and legacy six children, Carolyn (Morris) Taylor, Porter Stanford, Jr., Demetrius, Mark and Gary Stanford all of Youngstown, and Belinda (William) Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a sister, Irene Barlow; two brothers, James (Brenda) Stewart and Milton (Renee) Stewart all of Youngstown.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Porter, Sr., who she married in 1959 and who passed away August 6, 2000; two sisters, Mattie Smith, Mae L. Grandy; and a brother, Charlie Stewart.
Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. `Private services will be held for the family. Due to the pandemic, all guests are requested to please wear masks and observe social distancing. For the health and safety of everyone, we ask that guests do not linger at the funeral home after viewing.
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