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Cheryl Brown Stanton

Cheryl Brown Stanton

November 30, 1945 - March 29, 2018     Age: 72

Cheryl Brown Stanton, 72, of Fernandina Beach passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at her home.

Born in Haile, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Lillian Virginia Scarbrough Brown. Cheryl spent much of her youth in Jacksonville and graduated from Paxon High School in 1963.

Through the years she was involved in banking and real estate. Since moving to Fernandina Beach 17 years ago, she enjoyed working in retail. She has worked at both Sydneys and the Pineapple Patch in historic downtown Fernandina and also at Stein Mart. She made many friends through her business contacts over the years.

She married her husband, John Stanton, thirty years ago on Valentine’s Day in Lilburn, GA.

In addition to her husband, she leaves behind her three daughters, Edie Rae Pearson of Beaufort, SC, Erin Renee Kratky of Fernandina Beach and Catherine Stanton Reid of Fort Mill, SC; a son, Will Stanton of Kissimmee, FL; a sister, Judy Baxter of Orange City, FL and two granddaughters, Kendall and Brooke Kratky, both of Fernandina Beach, FL.

Cheryl’s family will receive friends at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM.

Her family asks that contributions be made, in her memory, to the Nassau Humane Society, 639 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or the American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216.

6 Condolences

  • Judy Goff White Posted March 31, 2018 1:13 pm

    Cheryl’s classmates from her Paxon Class of 1963 will miss her beauty, her pleasing smile, her warming personality, and her graciousness terribly but realize that she is no longer in pain and is in our Father’s loving arms. There will be many loving Fallen Eagles there to welcome her at Heaven’s Gate. Rest In Peace sweet Cherb

  • WANELL WALKER Posted March 31, 2018 1:39 pm

    I’m going to miss you terribly, girlfriend. As the gracious, Southern hostess you always were, I’m sure you are making and serving meals to your loved ones in heaven. You were always the happiest when you were making others happy! Save me a seat at your table! Love you.

  • Gerald and Gwen Benton Posted March 31, 2018 3:07 pm

    You made our lives so much happier when you were with us….now your bright spirit shines eternally. Friends for so long, you will be missed! We love you!

  • Kaye Hyde Posted April 3, 2018 10:02 am

    My heart is broken. Cheryl and I had a very special friendship dating back to 1981 when we met at Decatur
    Federal Savings and Loan. We became immediate friends sharing our humble pasts as well as sharing the joys
    of raising two teenage daughters and eventually the wonders of grandchildren. I absolutely loved this wonderful
    and beautiful woman.
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  • Sandra Melton Addy Posted April 8, 2018 10:30 pm

    I have thought about you all day, after going to the reception yesterday in your honor. you would have been so proud of the girls and Will for the way they handled everything I am going to miss you so much and the way you were always there for me. I have some great memories of us growing up together and all we went through together I love you and will really miss our trips and just knowing you were more than a friend you were closer than a sister. John you are the best for loving her and taking such good care of her.

  • Gary Hill Posted April 26, 2018 11:08 am

    We were friends from school. Always remembered her as outgoing and friendly. May God hold you in his arms. RIP.

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