June 12, 1942 - March 6, 2022
Roxie Mae Stamper, born June 12, 1942, passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones on March 6, 2022. She will be deeply missed. She was born in Hudson, North Carolina, and preceded in death by her parents, Virgie Mae & Ransom Samuel Davenport, brothers Floyd, Ward, and Dale Davenport; sister Lois Davenport Blackwelder and twin sisters who died at birth, her son in law James Emory Foster and her beloved dog Jake. She is survived by her husband of 52 1/2 years Tommy Ralph Stamper and her children, Sherry Diane Brown (Ron) of Ashkum, IL, Penny Lee McCombs (Greg) of Rutherfordton, NC, Tracy Lynn Simmons of Gloucester, VA, Leisa Dawn Stamper of Gloucester, VA and Thomas Fulton Stamper of Gloucester, VA, and former son in law Ellis Goins of Rutherfordton, NC; her grandchildren, Christina Faye Goins, James Lee Foster (Melissa), Christopher Ellis Goins (Amanda), Ashley McCombs, Thomas Cody Stamper and great-grandchildren Jacob, Alyssa, and Blake Goins, Emory and Cameron Foster and one great, great-grandchild on the way, her dear sister Mamie Violet Cannon of Lenoir, NC along with her nephews and nieces; and her beloved dogs whom she called her "babies" Minnie, Pearl and Joe. Roxie, also known as Foxy Roxie, Granny Rox, and Granny Mae came from humble beginnings having been raised on a farm where hard work and honesty were a way of life. She worked in factories before moving to Virginia with her husband, Tom. She went to shoe school and was a professional corrective shoe fitter working for Hoffheimers and Thalheimers. Many know her, however, for her years of work in management at Roses Department Store in Gloucester, Virginia as she was there from when they opened till the doors closed. She is well known in the community and touched the lives of so many. She was outgoing and outspoken. She loved to talk to people and you would often find her hugging strangers. She had a beautiful singing voice and was in a traveling gospel quartet in her younger years. Many people enjoyed her NC accent and usage of words. It is difficult to put such a huge presence in such few words. Anyone that knew her was aware that her greatest love was her husband and children (youngins). She had values that are rarely seen and she never wavered in what she believed in. Her favorite sayings were that you must have Faith, Hope, and Love and you must live and learn and that it is better to live in a shack and be happy than in a mansion and be miserable. She was a good woman, a red-headed spitfire with beautiful curly hair that she was known for. She could make you laugh, comfort you, feed you and put you on the straight and narrow all in one sitting. She never liked to see anyone go hungry because she herself knew what that was like. She was a great cook and it was important to her that no one left her home hungry. Her door was always open to anyone, especially around the holidays, who needed a meal or a fill-in family. Many military members have graced her home over the years. She is well known for her mashed potatoes, potato salad, green beans, and banana pudding and she had to have a coconut cake at Christmas. She walked this earth in a 7 1/2 shoe but they can never be filled. Roxie always comforted everyone and knew the right words to say and we wish she was here to comfort us now. She was bigger than life and loved more than words can ever express. The family will receive friends at Hogg Funeral Home on Friday, March 11, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the chapel of Hogg Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 1 p.m., with entombment at Windsor Gardens Cemetery. Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.
Roxie Mae Stamper, born June 12, 1942, passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones on March 6, 2022. She will be deeply missed. She was born in Hudson, North Carolina, and preceded in death by her parents, Virgie Mae & Ransom Samuel... View Obituary & Service Information
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