- 90 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 16, 1925
- Date of passing: Oct 18, 2015
|Let the memory of Stanley be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stanley Campbell, 90, born on August 16, 1925 and passed away on October 18, 2015. Stanley is the loving husband of Yvonne Campbell and is survived by 5 sons and daughters-in-law, 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
The private Viewing for family will begin at 4:00 PM followed by the public Viewing and Invocations from family and friends to express what Stanley meant to them on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of the Church of the Incarnation 1835 N. W. 54th St. Miami Florida 33142 .
Services celebrating the life of Stanley Victor Campbell will be held on October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Church of the Incarnation 1835 N. W. 54th St. Miami Florida 33142.
Family Members will meet a 10:00 AM on Saturday 31 October at the JOE CELESTIN CENTER, 1525 N.W. 135 Street, North Miami, Florida 33167 (305-953-3080). They will be transported to the Church at 10:15 AM for the 11:00 AM Service.
The Funeral will proceed at 12:30 PM to the Dade North (Caballero Rivero) Memorial Cemetary at 1301 N. W. Opa Locka Blvd., Miami Florida, 33167 for final resting.
All are invited to the Repass which will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday 31 October at the JOE CELESTIN CENTER, 1525 N.W. 135 Street, North Miami, Florida 33167 (305-953-3080).
We will remember him forever.
Should you have any questions in reference to the Funeral Services, Vewing and Repass Please feel free to contact Mr. Milton Hall at the M. A. Hall Funeral Services (305-705-3436.
"Statement of Cheryl R. Campbell at the Funeral of Stanley Victor Campbell
How does one begin to speak to the life of such a man. I will start with sentiment on his behalf:
When tomorrow starts without me, & I’m not there to see. Your eyes full of tears, showing your love for me. I wish you wouldn't cry so much, the way you did that day. Thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you. And each time you think of me, I'm thinking of you too. So when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand. An angel came & called my name, & took me by my hand. It was time for me to take my place, in heaven far above. Leaving everyone behind, especially the ones I love. As I turned & walked away, a tear fell from my eye. Remembering the life I lived & why I had to die. I do not want to go, with having so much to do. And it seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you. So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think that we're apart. For everytime you think of me, just look within your heart.
My father-in-law was a Giant among men. Mr. Campbell was a man of substance, refinement and good nature. You always knew where you stood with him. He was a complex yet basic man. He was a man of principle and honor. He lived his life to the fullest and he did it on his own terms. He was not a man short on opinion. Whether it was sports, politics, family, economics, religion and life. He discussed these topics with knowledge and passion. He was a self taught man. He never, as his generation would say “mixed words”, he was always direct and to the point. He was a thinker. Each time I called him he would say I was just thinking about……and proceed to tell me what was on his mind. In the later part of his life after Ms Yvonne passed away he was living alone, we spoke on the phone almost every evening as I drove home from work. He called it Table Talk, I visualized sitting at the kitchen table catching up on the days events. We never knew where the conversation would go but I was always left with words of wisdom, encouragement and something funny. And ended the call with I love you.
I was blessed to have him in my life for 28 years.
Because he was so complex I don’t think any of us will truly know his level of faith in our lord Jesus Christ. What I can tell you is when I was in the hospital after emergency surgery he call me on the phone and said young lady I’m not a man of strong faith but I have prayed for your full recovery and will do so until you are safely home. This defines many of us as we call on the lord in our time of need.
He was handsome, witty, charming, funny and loved to say “Mother Nature did me justice” which meant mother nature blessed him with good looks. I guess you could say he wasn’t short on vanity. He had a smile that could light up a room.
I think he wrote his own version of “When a Man loves a woman”. 61 years of marriage and every time he looked at Yvonne, it was if it was for the very first time. He never left the house without giving her a kiss. It is reassuring knowing he is back in the arms of the woman he loved.
He had a special bond with his daughters-in-law, he treated us like the daughters he never had. On the day of my wedding, he said to me you are the one for my son, welcome to the family. I suspect he may have said the same to each of his daughters in law. He recited poetry and loved to sing the refrain of My Funny Valentine by Frank Sinatra ”Don’t change a hair for me, not if you care for me, stay little valentine stay, you are my funny valentine”. He knew how to make you feel special. He accepted you as you were and did not waste time trying to change people. He enjoyed family, he relished the time with his sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
For me, he was my father-in-law, and my second Dad.
When I take a 360 degree view of our time together….. As I look to my right I see us laughing and spending hours on the phone talking, I look to my left and see the shoulder I leaned on. As I look forward I see the guidance and love he gave me & as I look behind me I feel his kicks in my butt encouraging me to believe in myself and pushing me forward & as I look down I see him lifting me up and quietly listening, & now as I look up I see him in heaven knowing he fought a good fight, he kept the faith, he never walked away from his responsibilities, he lived his life to the fullest and he is now at rest. I will miss him forever.
It is so rare to meet such a complete person, with a soul, a heart and an imagination; he was a gentleman.
I leave you all with one final memory of my father in law on his 90th birthday, He was in hospital but had visits from sons, daughters in law, his name sake Stanley the third and his grandson’s girlfriend, his AA friends brought him a cake and balloons. He was surrounded by love and laughter.
May we each take a lesson from his play book and ask ourselves what will be our legacy and live by action and not words.
Good Bye Stanley Campbell
From This time till next time."
"It is with deep sympathy I share with you the sorrow of your father's passing. Know that I am praying for you and your family at this time."
"Stanley & Cheryl and the entire Campbell family, mum and I wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. We just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts during this time of grief and transition. Sending you much love and big warm hugs from Jamaica. Leslene & Melissa"
"To the Newbold and the Campbell family, I wish you comfort and peace during your time of bereavement. To Harry, we love you and know you are strong... You will be fine, for you had a great mentor.... Your father. Much love from Pensacola."
"My condolences to the Campbell and Newbold family. I had the honor of meeting Mr Campbell through my association with his son, my mentor, Harry Newbold. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. May God comfort and keep you."
"My condolences to the Campbell family. Although I never had the honor of meeting Mr Campbell his spirit was felt through his son and my friend Luther. May he Rest In Peace!
"My condolences to the Campbell family. I had the privilege to meet Mr. Campbell through my friendship with Cheryl and Stanley Jr. I enjoyed our conversations, his wit, and wisdom. He lived a very full life of 90 years and the family should find comfort in their many memories and heartfelt love."
"Dear Lord comfort the family as they lay their Love one to rest. Rap your arms around them to ensure them everthing will be alright. Give them peace in your name. AMEN"
"A father's love and presence when gone will be truly missed, but the blessing of having him in your life and the memories you carry will always be with you. Our condolences to the Campbell family.
A.V. and Teressa"
"To Stanley and the Campbell family, we send our heartfelt condolences to you on the home going of your farther. Stanley, I did not have the pleasure of meeting your father however, a tree is known by the fruit it bare. Having known of “his fruits,” through you and your siblings, Mr. Campbell surely must have been a great father, strong family leader and must surely be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jacob Rice and family"
"I was brought into the Campbell family in 1976 through my very best friend Stanley Campbell Jr. I have had the honor of meeting all 5 sons and Mr and Mrs Campbell many times during that time. After meeting Mr and Mrs Campbell it became so easy to understand the unique strength and warmth that this family showed me. I love the Campbell family and their loss is my loss. It is comforting to know that he and his loving wife have joined hands for eternity. I will always remember that sly smile and internal strength of Mr Campbell."
"Daddy you may have left this life as we know it. I know our talks have ended but I could never forget you. You are responsible for raising me from a little boy to the man I am today .You married my mama ,when she had already given birth to two children. Stepfather was not a term used in our house . You made me and my brothers relationship seemless. The term half brother or stepbrother was unheard of and never found a place in our family home. You showed our mother the same unconditional love. You were a prime example of oath of marriage- through sickness and health until death do we part. You are the only daddy I know. I am so grateful for having you as my daddy and the bondage that we shared as men.Words can't express what I feel right now. But we are both at peace with each other mainly because I was able to express and show the love and appreciation I will always have for you.You maybe gone from this earth but no human in my life could ever replace you and you will never be forgotten ."
"Stan, Cheryl, Stanley Jr. and the rest of the Campbell family - on behalf of my wife Terri and me and our family we would like to extend our personal condolences to you and your family. While we never met your Dad, we can just Imagine what a great man your Dad was, base on the Man you are. We also have to give kudos to your Mother as well, because they both left their imprints on you my Man and Sigma brother! Based on all the great things family and friends have said so far about your Dad, we hope that those special memories will comfort you during these days and into the future when you think about your Dad! May your Dad Victor Campbell soul rest in peace and my God continue to bless you and the Campbell family for many years to come! Love David, Terri, Darwin, Darren, Damon, Daniel, Kathleen and the rest of the Dixon family in the USA and in Jamaica W.I."
"Stan, Cheryl, and Campbell Family...our thoughts and prayers are with you. Words can not express the depth of your sorrow nor the grief that we feel on your behalf. In the many weeks and months ahead, may God bring you comfort in your memories of happier days with your Dad...and may the words of Sigma Brother James Weldon Johnson bring you some solace:
Weep not, weep not, he is not dead,
He's resting in the bosom of Jesus.
Heart broken sons, weep no more.
Grief stricken friends, weep no more.
He's only just gone home.
Zeno II, Eva, and Carrie St. Cyr"
"Mr. Campbell was a gentleman of the old school. A kind, loving man. His legacy lives on in his namesake and all of his progeny. Caring for others and suffering in silence for years, Always with a smile. May he now rest in peace. Love from our family to yours."
"I met Stanley in 1997 through my brother Chris. Stanley and I have been co-treasurers of the Happy 1060 Group for 3 years. We had breakfast together every Sunday since 1997. Sometimes it would be a group of us, sometimes just the two of us. We became great friends over the years. I miss him already. Sunday breakfast won't be the same without that great big smile. Rest in Peace my dear friend."
"Stanley, you were the one who taught me to forget about past deeds and don't worry about the future. You taught me to do the right thing today. Your words are in my heart forever. I will miss our conversations about our beloved Hurricanes. Heat and Dolphins. I love you Stanley. Danny Terpak"
"To Stanley's family, I hope you know how much Stanley meant to so many of us in the rooms! He was a permanent fixture at West Dixie & I learned so much over the years from his, compassion, kindness & especially, for me...a God of his understanding!
He will truly be missed & ALWAYS thought of with a huge smile for the rest of my life!
My deepest condolences!
May he rest in eternal peace!
"The man who taught me AA works weather you believe in God, don't believe in God, and even if you think you are God!
An atheist who just believed in a Group of Drunks!
(I used his, until I found mine, which allowed me to sit more comfortably in my chair for years!)
Forever in my heart & Soul Stanley!
I'm so going to miss sharing my corned beef sandwiches & fries with you honey!
"Daddy, you taught us all how to be men through your daily example. Your dedication to work, your dignity of simplicity and most of all your unselfish love of our mother. From the day you both met and your selfless commitment to her "in sickness and in health" provide us all with the most powerful definition of love. We will miss your jokes and special prospective on life forever."
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