September 5, 1927 ~ July 12, 2019
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 https://www.wagesandsons.com/obit/phyllis-eileen-stanley/.