Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Belva Jewell Stanley, 74, of Lawrenceville, GA, entered into rest on June 18, 2016. Belva was born December 22, 1941 in Jasper, FL, to Carnett and Gertrude Rhoden. As a disciple of Christ, she devoted her life to God and her family. Belva raised six beautiful children and was the loving wife of James Hayward Stanley, Sr. for 57 years. She loved spending time with her family, fishing, caring for her garden, homemaking, and traveling. She was also known for her wonderful cooking and baking skills. Belva is survived by her husband James; her six children, Jimmy Stanley Jr. of Auburn; Doug and wife Julie Stanley of Dacula; Randy Stanley of Union Point; John Stanley of Bethlehem; Daphne Spruill of Lawrenceville; and Kim and husband Scot Smith of Loganville; her 19 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Belva was loved by many and will be dearly missed. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Pastor Tony Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville. The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. My dearly beloved sister Belva will truly be missed. I loved her so much. Part of me left when she did. She was my hero
    And my champion. A perfect sister in every sense of the word. Rest little sister and I’ll join you soon. I love you with all my heart…Paul

  2. I never knew you ,but i know you was a great lady ,,i can see the love you have for our Lord thru your face may you rest in peace now ,,

  3. My heart breaks for your family. Praying for every one that Father God will pour you out a blessing even at such a time as this. Praying for peace and comfort.

  4. I am not very good at this you always been very good to Joann & myself you are her light you and she talked many times about what you thought as I was told about it later we will always LOVE you till we meet another time tell all we said hey we will see them we love you more than I can every say till we meet again we LOVE you

  5. Dear aunt belva im not good at words but i have always loved you.may we see each other again.
    may you rest in piece.

  6. Aunt Belva I am sadden that your journey here on earth is done. you were always sweet and very kind to myself and my sisters. I didn’t know you as well as the others. But I was very blessed to have known you at all. You will be deeply missed. Tell granny , uncle Clyde and my momma hello for me. I love you aunt Belva…

  7. you can tell a person’s goodness by the love others have for them. i only witnessed it for a short time, but belva stanley was loved. deeply. by many. may God bless the hearts of those that will miss you and keep them peaceful until they meet you again.

  8. I know she will greatly missed by her family and friends. But as Her Bro Paul sings if we only knew..Rest in the arms of Jesus, where healing waters flow..

  9. Aunt Belva you were always such a peace maker and loved your family more than anything always putting God first in everything you did. You will be forever missed and forever in my heart love you Leslie

  10. Belva,
    We all love you so much. What a beautiful legacy & life. Classy & elegant …ALWAYS a lady. Your presence among us will be sorely missed. It brings peace to my heart knowing you are home & free from pain, Keep your beautiful light shining down on us from heaven sweet angel.

  11. Such a beautiful lady inside and out no wonder why her girls are the same way! My condolences are with you Kim and your precious family. I pray you all find peace and comfort. RIP Belva ??

  12. I will always remember my Aunt Belva as one I could look up to as a person who loved everyone. I pray for Gods comfort in this time of sorrow for the family. Here is a little something I found for the family to remember her love
    In Our Hearts We thought of you with love today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday.
    And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories.
    And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake. With which we’ll never part.
    God has you in his keeping. We have you in our heart..

  13. Belva is a beautiful lady.She always cared about others.the short time I got to know her our be around her.There wasn’t never a time when she would talk with my mom she would always ask How Sherry doing with her Bone Disease.Belva was a person anyone would love.she made you feel welcome and she was a very classy and pretty lady.My heart goes out to all the family.

  14. Belva was a person everyone loved.you hold a special place in my heart.Lord give family and friends peace to there hearts. Sherry Sirmans

  15. Belva was a beautiful lady with an awesome family. I know all the family is just heart broken! Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. May God bless each of you with his love.

  16. Aunt Belva, you will never know what an inspiration you were to me. I always admired your dignity and grace. I often thought you could be a queen. You were so thoughtful and kind. You called me every year on my birthday. I am so going to miss that this year. We shared many phone calls especially after mom passed away. You stepped into a mother’s role for me and filled a deep void in my heart. My heart is breaking for your children because you were such a good mother and wife. You showed your love in special ways to different people along the way. Oh how you will be missed but I know you’re in the arms of Jesus now and you suffer no more. Go rest high on that mountain until we meet again. I love you and you will forever be in my heart.

  17. I so hated to hear about Belva passing. There are no words that can be said to take the hurt away. But I know that only time will dull the hurt of losing a love one. The pain of losing a mom will always be there. But you will always have your sweet memories. Some times I feel like my mom is still with me even though she has been gone years. I pray that you all will find peace at this time. Belva will be truly missed.

  18. Belva is resting in God’s all-embracing arms of love. She will leave a void but since God, who is Love, fills all space, that seeming void is already filled with His omnipresent and all-powerful love to comfort. She would tell us not to be sorrowful because she is traveling on to bright, new experiences. Much love to her precious family.

  19. To Belva’s Beloved Family,
    No words can express my sorrow for the Stanley Family. My family was a long time neighbor and friend of all of you. Belva was a beautiful caring person inside and out. Anyone who knew Belva felt her devoted love to her family. What a wonderful Mother and wife, she was. My heart breaks for each of you. Belva was once, twice a lady in every sense of the word. My God bless you in this sad time. Nothing can take away her love for each of you and your wonderful memories of her special love of each one of you. Belva can rest in peace now and her family can too. Belva completed her roll as Mother and Wife. Remember all of you learned from the best.
    Love to see each one of you,
    Elizabeth Christian Banks and Family

  20. Belva, was a kind and generous soul who will greatly missed. We grew up with the Rhoden family and had good times when we were kids. Rest in peace Belva you have earned it.

  21. My heart goes out to the Stanley family. Belva was so caring and supportive of Jim and her children. As a neighbor she will be missed! Know she is in the hands of our heavenly Father now at peace and rest, and God Bless her family.

  22. My heart goes out to the Stanley family. Im so sorry to hear about your lose.I’m praying for you all. May she rest in peace

  23. Belva was a wonderful person she was a very caring person she loved and cared for everyone she is my cousin l am gonna miss her so much when ever I can’t call her or talk to her sure gonna miss those chats we a had together she is in the arms of Jesus now I will miss you so much what a wonderful person she gone but not forgotten rest in peace

  24. Belva was always so welcoming to everyone. Belva will be missed by many and my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  25. Aunt Belva life will never be the same without you here. I will hold on to the memories that I had as a child coming to your house for the summer. We always felt loved by you and had fun at your house. And thanks for being there for me when I needed you. When Mama passed away and I needed someone to be there with me when Darrell had his kidney removed you were there with me. You step up to the plate because you knew that Mama was gone and I would need someone there with me. I know that you are in a much better place. And I will see you again one day but until then I will hold you in my heart. Give Mama a hug and a kiss for me.

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