“And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?”
~ II Samuel 3:38
Elie Terrance Stancell, affectionately known as ‘Terry’, by many, was born on Monday, January 10, 1955 in Northampton County, North Carolina to the late Deacon Horace and Deaconess Gladys Bracey Stancell.
‘Terry’ received his education in the Northampton County Public School System; graduating from Northampton County High School - East, Class of 1973. At an early age, he joined the Zoar Missionary Baptist Church and was an active youth. After graduation from high school, Elie enrolled into Fayetteville State University for a brief stint. College life was not for him, so he dropped out and moved to the Washington, DC area, where he enrolled into a training program/school for electricians. He soon joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW LOCAL 26) and gained employment by the TA Beach Electric Corporation.
Elie’s Federal Government career began in September of 1982, when he was hired as an electrician by the General Services Administration (GSA). During his 30 years at GSA, Elie held several positions including, Electrician, Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor and Mechanical Engineering Technician.
In August 2009, Elie united in Christian Fellowship with the Second New Saint Paul Baptist Church in Washington, DC by way of Christian Experience. In addition to being the Church’s go-to-electrician, Elie served the Usher’s Ministry, until his health began to decline.
Elie’s marriage to the late Cheryl West ended in divorce, but not before the birth of his beloved son, Eric McCoy Stancell in October 1977. Eric would grow up and further bless Elie with a beautiful daughter-in-law and three lovely grandchildren.
Elie had a sense of humor, brought laughter and light whenever he entered a room. A master electrician, he could wire a house in the darkness of night with closed eyes! Terry never ate seafood of any kind but loved salt water and deep sea fishing. He and a group of his associates would fly from DC to Florida and charter a boat for deep sea fishing. They would also travel to the North Carolina Outer Banks for offshore fishing. Terry was deeply devoted to his Stancell and Bracey families. You could always count on him above everyone else to attend family events, reunions, funerals, etc…
‘Terry’ will be sorely missed, but we find peace in knowing that he is with the Lord, his loving parents, brother and family members that preceded him to the Kingdom.
Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of: his son, Eric McCoy (Charrissa) Stancell of Aberdeen, Maryland; three grandchildren, Anija, Eric Jr. and Eriana; two sisters, Beverly (Roger) Hill of Largo, Maryland and Ruth Slade of Mitchellville, Maryland; three brothers, Donald (Dorothy) of New Carrollton, Maryland; Kenneth (Rosie) Stancell of Washington, DC and Dreck (Feenice) Stancell of Belcamp, Maryland; nine nieces & nephews, Devon, Donald Jr., Tony, Cedric, Waltrina, Dre’Toria, D’Ana, Kenneth Jr. and Asha; several great nieces & nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.
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