Ann Cook Stamey

Wednesday, January 21, 1942 - Friday, July 26, 2019

A Loving Mother and Grandmother

Photo of Ann Cook Stamey  - 1942-2019

Canton- Ann Cook Stamey, age 77, a kind and loving mother and grandmother, entered into her glorious heavenly home on Friday, July 26, 2019.

 Ann was born January 21, 1942 in Cumberland County to the late Frank Lawrence Cook and the late Mila Brown Cook. Mrs. Stamey had been employed as an office assistant with Union Butterfield  in Asheville where she retired with many years of dedicated service.  Her love for her children and grandchildren brought great joy into her life and in the words of her family “We were blessed to have Granny to love and care for us during our lives.”   Ann loved spending time outdoors and she could often be found, sitting quietly in the sun, taking walks with her children and also working in her garden. Her faith was an important part of her life and she attended Morning Star United Methodist Church. Ann blessed her family in ways that they shall never forget. She was their pillar of strength, a shoulder to cry on,  always giving the perfect advice , a  happy ray of sunshine in their lives and an inspiration for each of them to always be the best that they could be. “We love you Granny- always”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Stamey, a man who was a wonderful and awesome Papaw to his grandchildren and who passed away in 2011 and  also her husband, Gary  Mercer who passed away in 1988; her sisters, Betty Scott, Louise Willis and Virginia Wright and her brothers, Ralph Cook and Lawrence Cook

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Allison Jackson and her husband, Mike of Canton and Michael Bret Wright of Candler ; grandchildren, Colby Jackson and  his wife, Kristin of Charlotte and Cayli Shae Jackson of Canton; a brother, Frank Cook and  his wife, Joan of Asheville and a very special friend and neighbor, Bill Wright of Canton .

A service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Stamey will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Morning Star United Methodist Church.  Pastor Nicole Jones will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Stamey family.

Condolences from family and friends


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Allison, my heart goes out to you and the kids. Your mom was a sweet woman. I look at pictures of the time we were at the beach for Colby and Kristin's wedding, she made it known to you that she would be the first one to hold my then 3 week old grandson, Jaxson. I found that hilarious! May God wrap his loving arms around y'all and give all of you peace and strength to get through this difficult time. We love y'all very much.
The Shirah's- Your Florida family.
Allison, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Judy Stamey
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Such a sweet lady that Ioved coming into the credit union always a smile even days that I knew she wasn't herself. She will be missed.
Kathy Smith Holmes
Allison, we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Judy Stamey
Allison so sorry for your family’s loss . Wanted to come to service but was unable to our thoughts and prayers are with you . Your mom was a great neighbor still miss her being there and seeing your family. Gail and Charles Henson
Gail henspn
Ann (and Lee Roy) were my mom’s neighbors on Trammell Avenue. They were so good to my mom. I remember Ann especially bringing over food that she and Lee Roy prepared. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Sharon Verdu