Mary Ellen “Dood” Stamey, 85, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
Dood was born in Jackson County to Algie and Pauline Holland Ammons on November 14, 1937. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, John Howard Stamey; her grandson James Coleman Stamey; siblings: Maxine Ammons, Betty Jean Ammons, Harley Ammons, Debbie Maners, Geneva Riley, Terry Ammons, and Jake Ammons.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Sherrill Stamey. She is also survived by one son, Scott (Lynn) Stamey, daughter-in-law Jane Stamey; brother Randy (Cathy) Ammons; grandchildren: Jessica (Jeremy) Stamey McConnell, Tyler (Alison) Stamey, Emily (Chris) Stamey Evans; great grandsons: Milo, Huck, and Amos McConnell.
Dood loved to have fun. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and her crafts. She dabbled in lots of different crafts over the years, and even finished a few projects. The dolls and other gifts she made were treasured by many. She learned to sew to make her own clothes, and her love of sewing continued for many years.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and made all of them feel like the most special person. She would scratch backs for hours on end, and spoil them in ways you couldn’t imagine. Mamaw Dood would cook anything you wanted and make a day at home seem like the best possible way to spend time. When she got a new granddaughter-in-law she loved the time she could spend with her, especially in the kitchen. Her family was truly her favorite, and her laugh and jokes will be so missed.
As much as her kids and grandkids loved spending time with her, they were all slightly traumatized by trips to the fabric store. Dood wasn’t known for caring about what was happening in the outside world, and she would get lost in there. Hours could pass and she was happy as a lark shopping for new fabric that may or may not be used. At least after hours in the fabric store, one thing was for certain- she would find somewhere to eat an excellent meal while you were out. She was a lady that loved to eat, and a buffet with her was an experience like no other.
Dood also loved time that was spent with her friends. It may have taken a little work to convince her to leave the house. However, once they got her on board she was the last person that chose to head home. She had a wonderful group of ladies that were so important to her, and she truly cherished every meal out and shopping trip with them. It is such a special thing to have a friend group that lasts a lifetime, and Dood knew these ladies were a blessing in her life.
Services will be Friday, April 28, 2023, at 12pm in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service, 11am-12pm. Reverend Don Moffitt will officiate. Burial will be in the Shepherd Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Stamey, Tyler Stamey, Jeremy McConnell, Chris Evans, Jeff Tallent, and Jamie Stamey, Honorary pallbearers will be Milo McConnell, Amos McConnell, and Huck McConnell.
Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.