April 15, 1962 – August 13, 2019
LOUISBURG – Sandy Finch Stone returned home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on April 15, 1962 to Alma Reason Finch and the late Charles Elton Finch in Raleigh. That day, her beloved father told the entire hospital that she was "the most beautiful baby in the crib". She could be described as an "extravagant" girl, wife, mother, mother, sister and aunt. She was known as a dedicated matriarch with a selfless heart, full of love and joy. She worked for 25 years at the Wilson Medical Center. She realized her dream of becoming a registered nurse in 1997. She was a caregiver not only for the patients, but also for her parents, children, grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was a personal stylist for family members and all who appreciated her wide variety of styles. Her laugh was contagious and her smiles were so comforting. Darryl Stone and Sandy were a dedicated couple, lovers, married for 35 years. She was faithful to her husband and he treated her like his queen. They only attended for six months and married on the steps of Pastor Oliver Hopkins' porch. You could say that it was love at first sight.
As a faithful member of the Middlesex Church of God, she was a member of the choir, the Greeters' ministry, women's Bible study, a link between the couple ministry and the Ministry of the Marches. women of the Bailey Methodist Church. Sandy was a woman of many talents and interests. She learned to love and appreciate antiques, to restore furniture and to work in her flower beds. Those who know her most intimately know that she has always frequented her favorite shops and her "second home," Crabtree Valley Mall.
Mrs. Stone was very fond of traveling to the Emerald Isle for her much desired "sun treatment". She has visited most states and visited seven countries abroad. Sandy loved to worship her Lord and Savior. Sandy loved to sing and dance with her husband and grandchildren. She often entertained her family and friends with her sense of humor that could leave you with tears of joy. She was able to retire as a nurse and fulfill the role she had desired as "Nana" over the past six years. His parents were so proud of his accomplishments in his career.
The close family and friends know that she had a large cloud of witnesses who met her at the beaded doors that would include Jesus, his dad and his five big-baby baby angels.
Mrs. Stone leaves behind her beloved wife, Darryl Stone. She was fortunate to have three children, Lindsay Corbett (Allen) of Middlesex, Jordan Stone (Taylor) of Wilson, Bailee Arnold (Joseph) of Winterville; and her most precious grandchildren, Hudson Jude Corbett, Charlotte Rose Corbett, Ruth Finch Arnold and Baby Stone, expected in December 2019. She also leaves her mother, Alma Finch; two sisters, Wendy Harris (Dennis) and Kelly White (Tim), all of Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the homes of their precious neighbors, Joel and Sue Trammel, 5466 Northeast. 231 S., Middlesex. The visit will take place from 18h to 20h. Friday, Aug. 16 at the Church of God Middlesex, 5407 N. C. 231 S. A celebration of the service of life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 17 at the Church of God Middlesex. Reverend Mark Ingram, Reverend Tracy Stone, Reverend Jordan (Sons) and Reverend Craig Stone, also at Middlesex Church, will commemorate his life.
In lieu of flowers, monuments can be commemorated as part of Meredith College's autism program at 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.
Funeral arrangements are organized by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg.