Mary Nell Stanley

Mary Nell Stanley, 87, of Texas City, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2021, at her residence. Mary was born February 4, 1934 in Panola County, Texas, to Tom B. and Pearl Amason.  Mary Nell’s favorite place was her beauty shop where for over fifty years she made so many special friends.

She was a dedicated wife and mother; she loved the Lord and her church Temple Baptist. She was married December 31, 1949, to James C.  (JC) Stanley.  Mary Nell was preceded in death by her parents, a son: Tommy Stanley, a Grandson:  Robert Lee James, two brothers: Glen and Ray Amason and one sister: Neida Hodges.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years JC, Daughter and Son-in-law Debora and Mike Margison, Granddaughter Renee and husband Tommy Garland, Grandson J.W. Stanley. Great Granddaughters: Tori, Makenzie, and Allie; Great Great Grandsons: Declan and Weston as well as numerous other family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday July 14, 2021, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque, with a service following at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  A graveside service will be held at 3:00pm Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the Corinth Cemetery, in Timpson, Texas. Pallbearers will include Steve Lyle, Tommy Garland, J.W. Stanley, Mike Margison, Bennie Maly, and Gary Amason.


  1. Such a sweet lady. God bless you all

    Debra Keller
  2. Proud to have known this beautiful, kind and loving woman; may she rest in eternal peace. She will be greatly missed.

    Alice Perez Amason
  3. My Aunt Mary Nell was such a wonderful mother and a true artist when it came to her beauty shop. I fondly remember my mom (Colleen Martin) making the big appointment for Aunt Mary Nell to do my hair for my 6th grade graduation celebration. My hair was so long and so straight and my mom wanted my hair to be rather curly for my the big. Aunt Mary worked on my hair several hours to get it perfect. My mom and I both were both so happy. Ofcourse while she worked on my hair she also did my granny and my mom’s hair on as well. She was so very talented and dedicated. God bless Aunt Mary Nell she was such a sweet Aunt who will forever remain in my memories and my heart. My heart goes out to cousin Deborah.

    Laurie Griffith
    • Prayers to the family! God took another angel . Mama Stanley was a true blue Dallas cowboy fan! I enjoyed the time we shared talking about them boys!!!! love you mama!!!!!

      bennie maly
  4. Our prayers of comfort to J.C. Deborah and family. So sorry for your loss. Having known Mary Nell since my early childhood I will always remember what a kind, nice and beautiful Lady that she always was. My parents loved her and are surely welcoming her to Heaven. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

    Johnny Helpenstill
  5. Your dear sweet wife and mamma, Mary Nell, was such kind, loving, strong, dear lady!
    I almost never saw her when she wasn’t doing or helping someone…especially her beloved husband. My heart and prayers go out to her family and many friends..we will all miss her dearly🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Jane Stacy
  6. I am very proud to have known Mary Nell. Mary Nell was kind, Sweet, and Wonderful. She made the very best Sweet Texas Tea. Always had a smile on her face, offered you something to eat, and made you feel like family. I will miss Mary Nell tremendously. Hugs, Sweet Lady with Angel Wings. 🙏
    Mrs. Margaret Ringwald 🙏🥰🙏

    Margaret Ringwald
  7. A dear sweet lady and long time family friend we first met in the 60s at Temple Baptist Church. We loved everything about her, beautiful inside and out. So sorry mom is not well to make the service. God bless you, Debbie and family. In our thoughts and prayers.

    Twilla Jeanis
  8. My prayers are with the Stanley family. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing. She was a sweet lady. My grandmother loved her. I know they are having a cup of coffee in heaven. God speed.

    Carrie Latimer
  9. So sorry to hear about her passing. My mother just loved her and Mr. J.C. Daddy did too but he passed away on August 7,2021.

    Deborah Taylor

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