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Rochelle Stanfield

Delois Rochelle Stanfield, June 8,1939-May 5, 2023, Our beloved mother, Nana, devoted friend and defender of the weak will be greatly missed; however, she has moved on to a better place to be with her husband, her parents and siblings that have preceded her in death. Rochelle was born to Edward and Maudie Reeves, June 8, 1939, near Ridgely, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by Betty Reeves Doyle and Doris Robert Reeves.
Rochelle married the love of her life, James “Sam” Stanfield, in 1957. They shared 63 wonderful years together before he passed away in 2020. Rochelle and Sam were known to many (even those outside their family) as Nana and Papa. Their home, backyard patio and pool were always open and those who visited them enjoyed delicious food, cold drinks along with lots of love, laughter and hugs.
Rochelle was known for her ability to not only feed the body but also the Spirit. She was an encourager and offered grace to many who struggled, especially those that needed a do-over. She deeply loved her family and those she considered “framily.” She loved cooking and fed many meals to those she loved, often delivering them herself. Rochelle’s life was marked by her unwavering belief in the power of prayer in Jesus’ name. She prioritized and championed praying for others, immediately when asked or led by the Holy Spirit, which meant her praying anytime, anywhere and for anything, according to God’s will. She was an active member of First Church of God of Union City. She was responsible for bringing Celebrate Recovery to Obion County over 20 years ago with the help of founder Rick Warren. In recent years she hosted Bible study for women in her home. Her legacy of faith, love, prayer and serving others will last forever.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patti Osborne and Debra Polk and husband Dick Polk; grandchildren, Charla Sky, Jaime Buffington and husband Josh, Jamie Polk and wife Alice and Dee Dee Omenson and husband Eric; great-grandchildren, Taylor Malebranche and husband Hans Malebranche, Sam Polk, Addy Polk, Emma Joy Omenson, Navy Omenson, Bradley Buffington and James Ryan Scates; and life-long, forever friends, Karen White, Peggy Oliver and Carolyn Searcy.
Our world will miss her love, support, prayers, cards, yummy meals and phone calls. She was a blessing to so many and the world is a better place for having known her.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.”
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any donations to be made to First Church of God or Adventures with Purpose.
Private graveside services were conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.
Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Messenger 5.24.23

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