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Mrs. Inetz C. Stanley

Passed 03/21/2018

Obituary for Mrs. Inetz C. Stanley

Mrs. Inetz C. Stanley passed. Services will be held Thursday, March. 29, 2018 11:00am Central United Methodist Church,Interment, Lincoln; Remains in state 9:30 a.m. Family will assemble at residence 10:00 a.m. Visitation March. 28,2018 12-7 p.m.

As the sixth child and third girl in a family of nine to parents William Mack and Ollie Bell Leslie Cameron, Inetz made her appearance on November 22, 1924. Raised on the parents’ farm in Chipley now Pine Mountain (Harris County), Georgia, she was always an active child and in caring for her ailing father, found her lifelong interest in nursing by making sure that her father had his medicines and was kept comfortable. With a lot of support from her older siblings, she relocated to Atlanta with sister Irma and with assistance from her sister’s physician employer, she began studying at Laboratory High, situated on the Spelman College Campus. However, because she did not have an official Atlanta address, she was transferred to Washington High School where she graduated in 1944 as Salutatorian of the class. She had already begun participating in the federally sponsored Cadet Nurse Training program, and her counselors were well aware of her interest in becoming a registered nurse. Counselors recommended her to seek further education at the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing where she finished her training in 1948. A special highlight of her career was in completing the Enterostomal Therapy Program at the Emory School of Nursing where she became an official Enterostomal Therapist in 1986 and set up the clinic and a patient support group at Grady after many years of supervising the surgical wards Just prior to the completion of her Grady studies, her bothers William Warner and Weyman Henry who maintained contact with the homeboys of the Harris County area were pleased to introduce her to Jack Stanley who later proposed and they were married. The marriage produced one daughter, Bernita Ollie Stanley, later married to the late Rev. Alfred Morgan Waller, Jr. Eventually Inetz was able to help and house her oldest brother Howard who lived with her family than twenty years and to assist a younger sister Madie who relocated to New Yok City with her husband. With her sister Corene she enjoyed exercise classes and other activities at a local senior center. Mrs. Stanley maintained continuous and active involvement on all levels with her family, the church, professional nursing and community organizations. She was always the neighborhood nurse and enjoyed both the Laurel Avenue and Boulevard Lorraine Neighborhood Clubs for years of fellowship and fun. Of course, she was well known for standing her ground at the 1962 meeting where she was the lone African American nurse to confront the Board of the Georgia Nurses Association, which was the nationwide last hold out for opening membership to African American nurses. After subjecting her to grueling questioning, the Board, members did cast an affirmative vote to open its membership that evening thus making her its first African American member. Many years later, she became the Georgia candidate for the Excellence in Nursing Award where she was saluted at the American Nurses Association’s annual convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Then after forty- three years at Grady Memorial Hospital, she did retire in 1991. From that point on, she put her heart and soul into maintaining the Food Pantry for 16 years at Central United Methodist Church and related involvement with the Atlanta Food Bank. She also enjoyed participation and leadership with Central’s United Methodist Women and chapter of AARP. She also remained active with both the Atlanta Chapter and the National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses, Inc. Inetz Stanley is survived by daughter Bernita, sister Corene Davenport Stuldivant and her daughter and son, Ann and Landrum Davenport and nieces, Irma Sydnor, Bonnie Cameron and Vanessa Cameron and niece Chandra ( Rev Ron) Johnson, niece Jacquelyn Cameron (Johnny) Henderson and niece Veronica Ray McCullough and nieces Brenda Stanley Moseley and Sharon and Tammy Stanley; and nephews Paul Perdue, Timothy Perdue, Sr, William Ray and Benjamin Ray; and extended families, Ragland/Stackhouse/Cue and Waller (Rev Dr. Alyn and Dr. Ellyn Waller, Morgan and Eryka). She will be missed and remembered by a host of other relatives and friends Grissom-Clark F. H., 404-373-3191.

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