April 26, 1927 - July 27, 2021
Isabelle McGarity Stanford, 94, passed away peacefully on July 27th 2021. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00, on Saturday, July 31st at Sharon Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Joe Query of Antioch Baptist Church, and Dr. Rob Blumer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Following the service, the family will greet friends in the Old Sanctuary/Chapel. Isabelle was born in Charlotte, NC to Fred Evans McGarity and Lola Rebecca Brown McGarity, on April 26, 1927. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1940 and attended Carolina Business School. She married William T. Stanford in 1948 and they lived in their house on Sharon View Road for 68 years. They were married for 71 years before his passing in 2020. “Mama Izzy”, as she was affectionately known by the many who loved her, spoke often about how God had truly blessed her life with family and friends. She was a faithful servant of Sharon Church, serving in many roles over the years, such as: church secretary, Sunday School Teacher, Scout Leader, Circle Chairman, and a member of Women of the Church. She also was a choir member for over 50 years. She received a life membership in 1987. Isabelle loved Jesus and she loved His church. Her other interests included; music, calligraphy, golf, crocheting and gardening. She loved spending time with her family and she was a wonderful role model. She always thought of others and did many things to show her love for them. Isabelle was a devoted mother to her three surviving children: Judy Dalcher (Ron), Libby Parker (Norris), and Tom Stanford (Tammy). She is also survived by her brother Fred D. Mcgarity (Cathy) and her brother-in-law Bob Lumadue. Carrying on her legacy are eight grandchildren: Stacey Query (Joe), Ashley Pyle (Mike), Ditto Dalcher, Brian Parker, Chris Parker (Caroline), Taylor Stanford (Ben), Will Stanford (Lindsey), and Zach Stanford. Nine great grandchildren: Jordan Medlin (Randal), Hayden Query, Sydney and Jackson Dalcher, Leah, Luke and Lainey Pyle, JW Brocksmidt, and Catherine Parker; also one great-great grandchild Deacon Medlin. Isabelle is preceded in death by a grandson, Adrian Parker, her brothers: Wylie McGarity (Peggy), Bill McGarity (Mary De), and Cotton McGarity (JoAnne), and her sister Anne Lumadue. Memorial gifts to honor Isabelle may be made to the Cemetery Fund or Esther Brown Music Fund made to Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC. 28210. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all who cared for our mother before and during her brief illness. Thanks also to Mr. Murphy with Heritage Funeral Home.
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