Juanita Messer Stamey

Sunday, July 16, 1939 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Loved By Everyone

Photo of Juanita Messer Stamey  - 1939-2020

Canton- Today on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Heaven gained another beautiful angel and a very special lady, Juanita Messer Stamey.

She was and always will be the most loving, caring, giving, and unselfish wife, Mama, Nanny, and sister a person could ask for. Juanita was full of life and always had a sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes. She enjoyed camping, sitting by the fire, cooking, and baking. She also enjoyed listening to music and dancing. The most important part of her life was raising her precious family. Juanita’s strong faith in God carried her throughout her life and now she is dancing across Heaven with the angels.

Juanita is preceded on her journey Home by her son, Terry Stamey; her parents, John and Violet Messer; her special step-mom, Ida; her four brothers, Harold Messer, Kenneth Messer, Johnny Messer, and Jerry Messer; and her son-in-law, Larry King, all waiting with open arms.

Surviving in addition to her loving husband Sam Stamey of 64 years are her two daughters, JoAnn King and Debbie Carter (Ernest); her son, Eddie Stamey (Debbie); 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-greatgrandchildren; her brother, Ralph Messer (Lou); and numerous nephews and nieces.

A receiving of friends and visitation will be held at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020. A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Juanita will immediately follow at 3:30 pm at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde with Pastor Chris Willett and Pastor Darryl Messer officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Darryl Messer, Darren Messer, Doug Messer, and David Owen. Please join us in rejoicing our mama’s wonderful life. In her honor, we ask that everyone wear something red as this was her favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center building, which was a very peaceful place for Juanita and our family, at 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is in charge of the journey home for our wonderful wife, Mama, Nanny, and sister.



Condolences from family and friends

We Are So Sorry To Hear The Passing Of Your Sweet Mom. Will Never Forget All The Memories Of Your Sweet Family Growing Up As A Child n Staying With The Willis's Next Door. I Remember The Last Time I Saw Your Sweet Mom At Savmor With Your Dad About 2 Years Ago. I Pray God Will Comfort You All During This Very Difficult Time. May You Cherish All Your Memories With Her. Prayers To Sam As I Know He Will Miss Her So Much! Sincerely, Marsha, Charles, Esther n Phillip Rice
Marsha Rice
The Class of 1980 would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family
Pisgah Class of 1980
My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Juanita Dixon
My Prayers are with you. It's not easy to let someone you love go, but it was especially hard to let my Mom go.If I can help in any way, let me know. Words won't bring her back, but I hope you receive comfort from all the love being sent your way.
Jean Bumgarner
Jo Ann I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful and kind person. May God be with you and your family.
Janice Swafford Plemmons
Joanne, so sorry for the loss of your mom. May the sweet memories you hold in your heart bring you comfort and peace through the days ahead. Prayers for you and your family.
Eva Shepard
The Pisgah High School Class of 1978 extends our heartfelt condolences to our friend and classmate, Debbie Stamey Carter, on the passing of her beloved mother, JUANITA MESSER STAMEY, who passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you share be the comfort you need now and forever.
PHS Class of 1978
Joe Ann, Debbie and all of the Stamey Family, Just 'cause I'm leavin' It don't mean that I won't be right by your side When you need me And you can't see me in the middle of the night Just close your eyes and say a prayer It's okay, I ain't scared I won't be here, but I'll always be right there Even though I'm leavin', I ain't goin' nowhere
Cindy Dixon-Owen
I absolutely love this entire family. They are like my second family. Juanita will be so missed by all of us. Her pain and suffering is now over. She is in the presence of God. Walking with Jesus in glory. I am so thankful I got to know her all these years and I am truly praying for Sam and the entire Stamey family. Special prayers for Sam. You have lost your soul mate, but only temporarily. I love you all and may God bless you.
Alan Smith