Mary M. "Nellie" Stanley

February 28, 1928 ~ April 2, 2019 (age 91)


Mary Magdalene “Nellie” Stanley, 91, of Phyllis, KY passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was born February 28, 1928 in Melvin, KY, a daughter of the late Gomer & Mellie Johnson Little.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Stanley; two daughters, Brenda G. Anderson & Linda Lou Anderson; five brothers, Clarence Little, Charles Little, Junior Little, Roscoe Little, & Cornelius Little, one sister, Gearaldine Hall, & her dog, Sugar.

Nellie was a homemaker and member of Biggs Church of God.  She loved to garden & cook for her family.  Nellie had the truest love for her grandchildren and continued to spend time & play with them right up until her passing.  She loved to cut up with her loved ones, loved church, & loved singing gospel to her children.

Those left to honor her memory include one son: Earl (Delphia) Stanley of Pikeville, KY; three daughters: Judy (Roy) Griffith of Phyllis, KY, Mary (Johnny) Fields of Phyllis, KY, & Bernice (Johnny) Wilson of Phyllis, KY; two brothers: Jimmy (Peytra) Little of Lexington, KY, & Darrell (Martha) Little of Richmond, KY; two sisters: Fay Perkins of Lexington, KY, Vonda Wagner of Lexington; ten grandchildren: Jenny B,(Deceased), Sammy, Nicole, Johnny, Joshua, Terry, Eric, Eugenia, Kristy & Cindy; twenty five great grandchildren; and a host of family & friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Biggs Church of God with Reverends Joshua Fields, Johnny Fields, Dewayne Abshire, & Steve Byers officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Keene Cemetery, Grapevine, KY with friends & family serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Friday & Saturday at the church with special services nightly at 7:00 P.M. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

To send flowers to Mary M. "Nellie" Stanley's family, please visit our floral section.


A service summary is not available
© 2019 Jones & West Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS