In Memory

Iris Stanley (Pierce)

Iris Stanley (Pierce)

PIERCE, Iris Marie, 78, of Amelia, Virginia and formerly of Parksley, peacefully passed away on January 11, 2020. At her side was her loving husband of 33 years, James F. Pierce. Born October 5, 1941 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of John H. and Elizabeth B. Stanley Sr. For many years, Iris worked in her family's business, Red & White Stores, as well as Maxines. Her work was never really done...Iris loved and nurtured all her family and remained active in their lives throughout her life. She taught them all something and left a special place in many hearts. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Home was where her heart was. She loved to cook for her family and spend quality time with Jimmy and Jenny. Other than her husband, Iris is survived by her daughter, Michele McKinney of Chesterfield, Virginia; two grandsons, Caleb McKinney and Ethan McKinney; and two great-grandchildren, Brantley Cole McKinney and Leo Paul McKinney. As well, she is survived by her sister, Patricia Baumann; nieces and nephews, Lee Mulligan, John Jennestreet and Robbie, Dawn Jennestreet, Stacy Robbins and Chris, John Stanley III, Danny Tweedy and Susie, Mike Johnson, Terry Johnson and Ellen, Holly Pate and Tony, Larry Holmes and Michelle, Monty Holmes; and many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Barbara Johnson and Nancy Holmes; and her brother, John Stanley Jr. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m. at John W. Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville. The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley. Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, Virginia. To sign the guestbook online, visit

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02/07/20 08:01 AM #1    

Jean Murray (Slemmons)

My heart is saddened on this beautiful, snowy morning to learn of Iris' passing. I remember her as a gentle and loving person. My sympathies to her family.

02/07/20 10:53 AM #2    

Grace DeMoreland (Haskins)

One of our sweetest, nicest classmates.  So very sorry to hear of her passing.

02/07/20 10:07 PM #3    

Diane Shimp (Spencer)

May God bless her family and friends with comfort and peace. Her kind soul will be missed by all who knew her. 

02/08/20 09:35 AM #4    

Antonio Magnotto

My condolences to those that mourn the passing of Iris.  It is always sad to hear of the passing of another classmate.

02/08/20 11:49 AM #5    

Catherine Clay

So sorry to hear the sad news about Iris please give my condolences to the family 

02/08/20 02:46 PM #6    

Wayne Earp

Sorry for the loss of Iris , may God be with her family and friends , she will be missed.

02/10/20 07:41 AM #7    

Frederick Whitman

I am sorry to hear of Iris' passsing...My condolences to the family

02/10/20 05:55 PM #8    

Mary Ann Moore (May)

Iris's Daughter Michele McKinney provided information regarding the death of Iris's sister Nancy, also one of our classmates, so I have added Nancy to our In Memory section.  Michele also kindly provided some additional information regarding Iris and some pictures she wanted to share with us.  We very much appreciated her providing these to us.  Please see below: 

I have attached a few photos and as I go through things I will send some others.  I know she had memorabilia from Oxon Hill High.  So my mother married Gary Moore who graduated in 61 as well. He passed away probably 10-12 years ago.  My mom married Jim Pierce in 1985 who was also a graduate. I attached his photo as well.  He resides in Amelia Va now.
Michele McKinney

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