Beatrice Stansberry
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Beatrice Walker “Granny Bea” Stansberry, 88, a lifelong resident of Charleston, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1924, a daughter of the late Perry and Callie Walker. Granny Bea was very devoted to her church and taking care of her family whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands: George A. Harris and William L. Stansberry; two daughters: Mary Jane “Janie” Stansberry and Nita Ruth Stansberry; and several siblings.

Granny Bea leaves behind to cherish her memory eight daughters: Brenda Barnett (Stanley) of Old Fort, Wanda Schultz (George) of Charleston, Wilma Shelton (Roy) of Calhoun, Linda Watson (Gary Bishop) of Charleston, Jeanette Shope (Chris) of Charleston, Carolyn Williams (Mitchell) of Coolidge, Ga., Cathy Marr (Danny) of Cleveland, and Genia Stokes of Charleston; three sons: Jerry Harris (Carolyn) of Decatur, Gary Harris (Connie) and Terry Stansberry (Melody), all of Greer, S.C.; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandsons; two brothers: J.D. Walker (Wilma) of Langston, Al. and Frank Walker (Cherie) of California; and numerous other extended family members and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Bellefounte Baptist Church, 132 Bellefounte Road NE in Cleveland, with the Rev. Grady Simpson and the Rev. Kenneth Stansberry officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Jerry Harris, Gary Harris, Terry Stansberry, Stan Barnett, Steven Dockery and Jamey Stansberry serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons.

The family will receive friends at the church Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and also on Friday one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service time.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Granny Bea and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral & Cremation and the Cody family are honored to assist the Stansberry family with these arrangements.