A lvelma Nor wood “Baby ” Stanfield, 74, died Sunday, July 4, 2010.

Mrs. Stanfield was born May 17, 1936, to Johnny Norwood and Laura Mae Lawson in Gause.

She married Jill Belcher in 1961 and he preceded her in death.

In 2001, she married Henry Stanfield.

Mrs. Stanfield was raised in a Christian home and attended Rising Star Baptist Church in Rockdale.

Around 1983, she moved to Maypearl, where she was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and worked in the kitchen.

In 1999, she moved to fellowship with Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in Waxahachie, where she cooked and served until her health failed.

Mrs. Stanfield attended Gause ISD.

She worked as a cook for Pleasant Manor Nursing Home for many years and also for Maypearl ISD.

Mrs. Stanfield enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Laura Mae Lawson Walker and Johnny Norwood; a brother, Oz Owens; her grandparents, Lillian and Johnny Norwood; and a nephew, James Malloy.

Survivors are her husband of nine years, Henry Stanfield; a son, Earnest Norwood of Maypearl; a daughter, Laura Branford of Waxahachie; four stepchildren; two sisters, Annie Bell Williams of Waco, Mildred Lee (Howard) of Rockdale; three brothers, A J Nor wood (Gurlie) of Oberlin, Louisiana, Oliver Norwood of Cedar Hill, C. Anthony Norwood (Kathlyn) of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three special daughters, Stacy Nor wood of May pearl, Danielle Abram of Fort Worth, Virginia Ferry Sissy of Maypearl; also, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends.

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