Stanley "Bea-Bea" Lawrence Harmon

August 07, 1922 - May 08, 2015

STANLEY “BEA-BEA” LAWRENCE HARMON, 92 passed from this world peacefully on May 8, 2015, surrounded by her loving family and in the comfort of her home in Riner VA. She was formerly a resident of the Poages Mill area of Roanoke County from 1952-2011. Stanley Bea was born in Check, VA on August 7, 1922. She was married to the love of her life, Fred Harmon, on February 16, 1945 in Roanoke, VA, and truly lived the words of her wedding vows from Ruth 1: 16-17. She was baptized in Brush Creek, becoming a member of Havens Chapel United Methodist Church at age 12. She later became a member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church in Roanoke. She was a member of the Williamson Road Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She loved taking ceramic classes through the church, and made beautiful ceramics for family and friends, which will be forever cherished. She was an excellent seamstress and made clothes for her children when they were young, including prom dresses for her daughters. She enjoyed quilting and canning vegetables from the garden. She was a humble, kind, hard working, loving and loyal wife, mother and grandmother (“Bea-Bea”) who always put her family first. She was a shining star who will be forever loved, deeply missed and always remembered by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stanley Earl and Audrey Bea Carr Lawrence; daughter, Fredrica Dawn Harmon Roberts; brother, Clay Earl Lawrence; and sister, Marie June James. She is survived by her deeply devoted and loving husband of over 70 years, Frederick Maurice Harmon of Riner VA; daughter and son-in-law, Stephana (Stacy) Maureen Harmon Barton and Hubert C. Barton of Riner VA; son, Chetley Bea Harmon of Christiansburg VA; grandchildren, Carole Roberts (Will) Carvajal of Forest VA, Emily Roberts (Keith) Pyle of Forest VA, Travis Barton of Derwood MD, and Matthew Barton (Jennifer Ingles) of Charlotte NC; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Adam and Aidan Carvajal of Forest VA, Ericka and Nathan Pyle of Forest VA, and Isaac and Sophia Barton of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Diana Lawrence Wimmer of Check, VA and Jarrette (Pinky) Lawrence Jinnett of Knoxville, TN; brother-in-law, James (Hilda) Harmon of Floyd, VA; and special nephews and nieces, Lyle Wimmer, Rene’ Wimmer, Kerry Clay Lawrence, Mary Frances Huff, Mildred Weddle, Joe Caldwell, Sandra Davis, Sunny Popp, Jamie Harmon, Cappy Spangler, Jolee Crawford, Alan Harman, Jeannette Wade, Joan Janney, and Patty St. Johns. Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd has been entrusted with arrangements. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 at Gardner Funeral Home. The memorial service will be held at Havens Chapel United Methodist Church in Check on Monday, May 11 at 2:00, officiated by the Rev. Fred Austin and the Rev. Darren Landon. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery in Check. The family extends special thanks to the staff of Intrepid Hospice for their excellent care. Memorial gifts may be made to Intrepid Hospice, 520 W Main ST, Radford VA 24141. Online condolences may be made at “God gave us memories so we could have roses in winter and mothers forever.” – J.M. Barrie

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Dinny & Mary Elllen Huffman

Richmond, Virginia
May 09, 2015

Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. We love you all!

Rodney and Debbie Collins

Floyd, VA
May 11, 2015

Dear Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dianne Vaught

May 14, 2015

Stanley Bea will be missed. Fred and Stanley Bea will always be 2 of my favorite people during my lifetime. Stanley Bea was always loving and kind to all. She always thought of other people and I will always remember the time in church when she defended me from a remark made by another church member. During the time mom's illness started and then unfortunately took her life, Fred and Stanley Bea kept in touch and it helped me so much. Mom now has one of her dear friends in Heaven with her now. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Love, V. Dianne Vaught