Mamie L. Stimpson
Mamie Lorena Stimpson, 65, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past six years, formerly of Garden City, KS, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Cape Coral. She was born July 12, 1953 in Amarillo, TX to John and Lorena Palmer, now deceased.
Mamie was preceded in death by her brother Gary Don Palmer; and her mother and father in law, Billy Joe and Lenora Stimpson.
Mamie was an eccentric, larger than life, one-of-a-kind woman. She was passionate about Jesus, her family, and helping underprivileged children reach their potential. She was an avid collector of vintage purses, a volunteer with the Maverick Club in her hometown, and a lover of birds and plants of all kinds. Mamie was a member of Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral. She never met a stranger and loved a person the moment she met them. She could tell her whole life story in a matter of minutes and could recall details of one’s story in the same amount of time. She loved creating costumes for her grandkids, decorations for her kids and through blood, sweat and tears (and a few expletives) sewed her eldest daughter’s wedding dress. She was married to the ‘man of her dreams’ for nearly 43 years. She and Terry were inseparable and made each other laugh through the hard times. She was his rock and comfort. Although she had a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist and could use big words correctly, she never held her intellectual prowess over anyone’s head. She was a survivor yet remained sweet as if nothing bad had ever happened. She had the ability to lift a person’s spirits even if she was hurting or down. Her accomplishments went beyond temporary awards and recognition. She invested in people with her talents, money and time and her rewards are eternal. One of her many defining roles was the role of Grammie. The love she had for her grandchildren came in so many forms. Grammie and Mikayla were often found designing shoebox homes for her dolls. Grammie also spent time making plushies with Ian. We know that she will continue to guide and love them always. “The more the merrier” was always her moto for grandchildren. One can imagine how over the moon she was when she became Grammie to Kallin and Anson. Though her time with them was short her love is eternal.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Terry Stimpson of Cape Coral; three loving children, Candace Booros (Jason) of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Aaron Stimpson (Sarah) of Spartanburg, SC, and Melissa Williams (Nathan) of Cape Coral; as well as four grandchildren, Kallin, Anson, Mikayla, and Ian.
It was her wish to have a private family service in Florida to be followed up by family in other locations to organize their own personal memorial services in her honor.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the https://www.gofundme.com/honoring-mamie-stimpson page in honor of Mamie Stimpson.
It is our wish that all funds go to the grandkids’ further education and to fund the birth of future grandkids.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.