Phyllis Eileen Fuller Stanley, 91, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on 07/12/19. She was born to parents Irma Scott Fuller and Leland Aaron Fuller, on 09/05/27 in Dennison, Ohio. She is survived by Nancy Stanley (daughter) a United Methodist elder of Cape Vincent, NY, Ed Stanley (son), Katherine Camille (K.C.) Stanley (granddaughter), and Kay Stanley (daughter in law) - all three of Lawrenceville, GA. She graduated from Uhrichsville High School in 1945. She went on to study Music at Asbury College and graduated with B.A. Music in 1949 and then earned a M.Ed from Georgia State University in 1979. Phyllis was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (local chapter #360 “Unionport” in Ohio) for over 50 years and a Life Member of the Gwinnett County Retired Educators Association. Her faithful support of various charitable organizations throughout her life are far too numerous to name here… Phyllis worked as an Educator for 23 years; A music teacher at three Elementary Schools in Eastern Ohio, a 4th grade teacher (from Day One) at Dyer Elementary in Lawrenceville, GA and as an “ILT” at Harmony Elementary in Buford, GA. After 27 years of total service as a professional educator, she retired from Gwinnett County Schools in 1986. She went to work as the Pre-School Director at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville (FUMCLV) where she was a faithful, active, and supporting member for 61 of her 91 years. In 1983, Phyllis was honored with a well-deserved “Teacher of the Year” Award among other peer accolades throughout her career. At FUMCLV, Phyllis faithfully tithed, sang in the Chancel choir, played and toured with the Asbury Ringers (a founding member) hand bell choir, taught Sunday School (J.O.Y. Class), facilitated “That the World May Know” studies, Disciple Bible Study, and was an active member and officer of the UMW Circles… to name a few highlights of her 51-year involvement at FUMCLV. Phyllis was called to missions and accepted a position with the OMS (formerly the Oriental Mission Society, now One Mission Society) as a teacher in Haiti in the 1990s. She enjoyed Travel (touring Israel, Greece, Alaska, France and the UK) after her term in Haiti. She loved music, all kinds of puzzles, community service, worship, and all types of service and support. A life well spent, indeed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Methodist Church of Lawrenceville earmarked for Debt Reduction. To share condolences and note arrangements online, visit Phyllis's page at

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  1. Loved my Aunt Phyl. Music, smiles, jokes and laughter. A steadfast woman of faith. Heaven’s choir’s gain. Love to Ed, Nancy & KC.

  2. Loved my Aunt Phyl. It was a blessing to see her last year. Lifting your family in prayer.

  3. I was so sorry to just learn of Phyllis passing. Our Grand Secretary saw the obituary on line and sent it to me.
    A Resolution of Respect will be read in our Chapter at our next meeting, the Charter will be draped for thirty days and the Chapter will stand for a moment of silence. We will also make a donation to the Church in her name.
    If there is anything we may do for you, please let me know. I am sorry we cannot do the funeral service that the Stars provides for members.
    Order of the Stars
    Unionport #360

  4. Phyllis was one of the first people I met at FUMC. Sang in choir with. She’s one of those that touches your heart and you know you ‘ll never forget her. Love to all of you and God bless you. Give K.C. a hug for me.

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