Minerva Stansberry

July 5, 1944 - August 28, 2018


Mrs. Minerva Mae (Washington) Stansberry is a daughter of the late Edward and Adeline Tizeno Washington. She was born on July 5, 1944 in Crowley, Louisiana and departed this life on August 28, 2018.


Minerva (Mae Mae) was a long-time member of Mount Triumph Baptist Church and was baptized, at an early age, by the late Dr. Jeff Peterson. Having graduated in 1963 from Jeff Davis High School, she worked at Emerys in Welsh, La., and for the Jeff Davis School Board until she retired. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spoiling kids.


Remaining, to cherish her memory are her son, Jackie Stansberry (Angie) of Jennings, La.; two sisters, Lena Johnson (Clifton), Harriet M. Perry, both of Bakersfield, Ca.; grandchildren Jazzlynn Lejuene, Brianna Stansberry, and Blaize Richard of Jennings, La.; Tristian Broussard of Lake Charles, La.; one great grandson, Jordin Perkins; three sisters-in-law, Ariea P. Washington, and Martha Stansberry of Jennings, La., and Mary Washington, of Houston, Texas; three special nieces, Brenda G. Washington of Lake Charles, La., Carolyn R. Barker and Skylar Paige Washington of Jennings, La.; one special nephew Jack (Lil Man) Stansberry, Jr.; her godchildren, Linda (Gail) Berry, Kevin Thomas, and Elliot Withers of Jennings, Louisiana, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, special friends, Johnnie B. Briggs Green, Marva Ward, Minerva McCree, Michelle Citizen and Barbara Wright, as well as, all other dear friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Adeline T. Washington, her husband, Jackie E. Stansberry, Sr., one son, James E. Stansberry, three brothers James, Clifton, and Arthur Washington and one sister, Nona Lee Julian.


Her funeral service will be held at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, in Jennings, LA, on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Peterson Cemetery in Jennings, Louisiana.


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