Mary Rachel Stanford


Mary Rachel Stanford, 75, of Dora, passed away Wednesday April 3, 2019 at her residence. 

Funeral services will be Saturday April 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the New Horizon Memorial chapel. Rev. Brannon Nix will officiate. Burial will follow at Bryan Cemetery. Visitation is Friday night 5:30-8 pm and on Saturday from 11:00 until service time.

She was preceded in death by her husband Reggie Stanford; mother, Rachel “Maw” Holliday; and her son, Jeff Stanford.

Survivors include her children, Janice Samples, Sheila Verciglio, Lisa Jett (Mike) and Billy Stanford; daughter in law, Teresa “Terri” Stanford; grandchildren, Brannon Nix, Paige Samples, Zach Jett, Schylur Parrish, Miles Samples (Crystal), Blake Jett (Rachel), Autumn Upton (Shaun), Micah Jett, Jordan Stanford, Jacob Stanford (Alexis) and Roman Verciglio; twenty great grandchildren; brother, Riley Holliday; sister, Jo Tuck; sister in law, Linda Potter; nephews, Jay Holiday (Beverly), Junior Holliday, Stephen (Andrea) and Jonathan Tuck.

“She lived life Big and Bossy”

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323