LINK JUNIOR “DILLY” STANSBURY was born on November 19, 1945, in Halifax County, North Carolina, the son of the late Leslie Stansbury and Mary Alston Stansbury. He transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
During his early life, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, was baptized, and became a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. In later years, he joined the Ivory Hill Baptist Church in Enfield, North Carolina.
His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System. He became employed as a machine operator at the former J. P. Stevens and Company of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and remained loyal and dedicated to this occupation for thirty years. Very early in life, “Dilly” developed an exemplary work ethic and demonstrated a passion for hard work. Even during and after his public employment, he continued to cut grass and wood while also willingly helping others in any way possible. Yet, he still carved out time to hunt, one of his greatest pastimes.
Those remaining to forever treasure precious times and share loving memories of his life are his children, Mary Ann Wyche (John) and Joeann Brown (James) all of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Eva Custis (Tony) of Accomas, VA, and Andrew Stansbury, Michael Vincent, Michael Stansbury (Christine), Eddie Stansbury (Crystal), and Daisy Alston (Elvis) all of Littleton, NC; his grandchildren, Diann (Leon), Jessica, Alexis, Johnny, Joanna, James, Jr., Jaquana, Tra, Michael, Jr., Andrew, Jr., Michael, Shemekia, Shaquilla, Malik, Shakiya, Danija, Porchia, Maurice, Terrell, Demya, Jaleen, William, Aliyah, and Chloe; his siblings, Caroline Lee, Ella Alston (Bud), Vivian Thomas (Ervin), Mary Lee (George), Brenda Alston (Ronald) and Shelia Williams (Hilbert); one aunt, Dorothy Hicks; his former wife, Lou J. Faulcon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends who will all miss his genuine smile, kind disposition, and loving heart.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, in the chapel. Rev. Dr. C. E. McCollum will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Littleton. The body will repose at the funeral home until 8:30 P.M. on Friday, November 14, 2014.