Mrs. Sharon Dianne Stanton (71) of Bennettsville, SC went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 29, 1948 in Hillsville, VA. to Johnnie James Smith and Evelyn Jones Smith.
She is survived by her husband Johnny Stanton, son Cody Stanton (Ashley) of Hamlet, NC, sister Debbie Polson (Mike Phy) of Bennettsville, and brother Todd Smith (Kim) of Wallace; grandsons Dylan Williams, Logan and Matthew Stanton; nieces Sonya Driggers, Mandy (Brittany) English and Makayla Polson; and grandnephews Bryson and Bryck Driggers, and grandnieces Chloe and Canon English.
Dianne was happily married to Johnny Stanton for 44 years who was her dedicated caregiver as her health failed. She was well known for her many years working at Palmetto Dental Health Associates in McColl where she had various jobs including dental hygienist and receptionist. She loved, and was loved, by all.
She was an active and devoted member of Christ United Methodist Church in Bennettsville where she sang in the Choir for many years and was a member of the Joy Singers. She loved “her babies” and helped teach the Children’s Sunday School Class for many years. She was active in numerous capacities within the Church Council including President of WMW, Nurture Committee, and Lay Member at the Annual SCUMC Conference. She was the president of Friends in Christ ladies group. The annual Easter Egg Hunt was very special to Dianne as she cherished the time and fellowship with all the children as she led them in the Bunny Hop. She loved her church and the Lord and had made the comment that she would live at the church if she could. She continued her devoted church work until her health limited her ability to do so.
Dianne was a two time cancer survivor and was active with the American Cancer Society and Marlboro County’s Relay For Life. She loved people and regularly visited the shut-ins at Dundee Nursing Home and supported her community in many ways. She was a member of the Pilot Club International of Marlboro County.
Dianne loved her grandbabies so much and would cherish time spent with them. She loved to go to the beach and Ocean Lakes Campground.
Visitation for Dianne will be Tuesday, September 24 from 5-7 PM at Burroughs Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 2 PM at Christ United Methodist Church with a private burial to follow at a later date at Sunset Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank Kindred At Home Health Care and McLeod Hospice for their care and support.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 75, Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Online condolences may be made to www.bfhbennettsville.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home is honored to assist the Stanton family.