On September 17th, 2021 the Lord Almighty unexpectedly called home one of his beloved. Nell C. Stanton born 01/28/1935 was the loving Widow and Wife to Augustus Lamont Stanton, Sr., also survived by her elder Sister Elizabeth Stuckey. Nell was a wonderful and loving Mother to her two surviving sons, Augustus Lamont Stanton, Jr. & Joseph Scott Stanton (Kayree), and caring Grandmother and Great Grandmother to many children. Specifically, Jessica Rose Stanton (Daughter of Augustus L. Stanton, Jr.), Eric Stanton, and Cole Stanton (Son of Joseph Scott Stanton), Corey McCaleb and Kaytie Rehmann (Will). She loved and cared for her husband as the Matriarch of the Stanton Family and in business as Co-Owner of Stan’s Men’s Wear. She was a dedicated patron of St Alphonsus Catholic Church where she served on the Bereavement Committee.
The Family believes that its important to take a second to recognize those who loved our Mother so dearly and helped take such good care of her. Specifically, our dear friend & neighbor Glenn & Sue Syring who often looked in on her, kept her well fed, well traveled, and well loved (as did Sue & Glenn’s Children & Grandchildren who treated our Mom like their own Family). Mrs. Darla Holifield, her Home Health Care Nurse who quickly became one of our Mother’s Best Friends & partner in crime, helping Nell in one of her many pristine gardens, running the roads together for groceries, medicines, or just to get out of the house for a bit. Miss Holifield made sure our Mother received nothing less than the best care, love, and companionship possible. Miss Pam Wilkinson (RN) with Deaconess Home Health, who never allowed our Mother to wait long for her tender care and assistance. Thank You to you all!! You may not be blood, but ALL OF YOU are Family!! Your selfless concern, love, and dedication to our Mother is vastly appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Nell had a wit and sense of humor that was enjoyed by all who knew her. Her laugh was infectious, snarky at times, with just enough sarcasm that when paired up with any of her friends/caregivers it was jokingly mentioned that for “popular girls” ya’ll sure could be mean! Our Mother used humor to impart her special brand of wisdom when she wanted to nag one of us, but instead used her sarcastic sense of humor to get her point home. We would always ask if she needed anything before we left. Mom would quickly snap back that she was going to need a couple hundred dollars so her and Miss Darla could go out drinking. It was always a pleasure to talk with our Mother. Times such as these make our loss hurt even more. Her motherly advice, her wit, her infectious laugh, her presence with all of us here on Earth will be missed by all who knew her. We know that God will now enjoy the benefit of her presence in Heaven. Mrs. Stanton, Nell, Mom, you are already missed and our hearts will not heal right away. God speed on the next leg of your journey Mom.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 27, 2021, from 10am until 11am, with an 11am Mass of Christian Burial, all at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery.