Mary Lynn Stanley Motsinger

Published 8:37 am Monday, January 1, 2018

Mary Lynn Stanley Motsinger, 88, died surrounded by her family on Dec. 22, 2017.

She was preceded in death by: father Thomas Luther Stanley, mother, Jesse Lee Cooley Stanley; daughter, Wanda Gail Motsinger; grandson, Joshua Gray Motsinger; brothers, Joseph, Fred, Thomas and Douglas McArthur; sisters, Dean, Alamay, Nora, Martha and Ollie Stanley.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1929 in Kent, Ohio, but the family moved back to Davie County in 1932. The oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Luther Stanley, she grew up with a large family that included 15 brothers and sisters and attended the South River Church of Christ, where her father was a minister. She and her husband of 68 years lived in Winston-Salem. She retired from the Hanes Corp. after 37.5 years. She loved spending time camping at High Rock Lake where you could find her boating, fishing and cooking with family and friends. She was known for her sharp wit, charismatic laugh and held a special place in her heart for all children. Hers was a life lived to the fullest.   

Survivors: husband, Hubert Alvin “Mutt” Motsinger, Winston-Salem; son, William Gray “Chuck” Motsinger (Margie) Tampa, Fla.;  granddaughters, Christina “Gidget” Motsinger Smith, Winston-Salem, Jennifer Motsinger, Tampa,  Jamie Strait, Tampa;  grandson, Michael Hicks (Amy) Charlotte; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, David Stanley, Woodleaf; and sisters Dora Corbett, Rockwell, Zelma McClelland, Mocksville, Barbara “Pinky” Holmes, New Port News, Va.; Dolly Brown, Mocksville and Linda Shores, Woodleaf.

Her funeral was performed by Pastor Chris Williams, Woodleaf. Burial was on Dec. 27 at Parklawn Cemetary in Winston-Salem.