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Funeral Service

Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel
Sunday April 3rd, 2022

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Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel
Sunday April 3rd, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Stanley H. Cottrell

Stanley H. Cottrell, age 70 of Bridgeville, DE, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at his residence. He was born on September 16, 1951, in Wingina, VA, the third of 12 children, son of the late Frank and Georgianna (Allen) Cottrell.

Stanley spent his formative years in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY and attended P.S. 77, Junior H.S. 51, and John Jay H.S. He met a young Annette Smith at John Jay H.S. in 1970 before graduating in 1971. They married in October of 1973 and have been inseparable ever since. They built a life in both Brooklyn and Staten Island before retiring to Bridgeville, DE in 2012. Stanley retired as a postmaster after a 30-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a jack of all trades, handyman, car and motorcycle enthusiast, and knower of all things.

Stanley is survived by his devoted wife, Annette; his eight siblings; his seven sisters and brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 1:00 PM, at Wells Sheffield Funeral Home, 828 Front Street, Lovingston, VA with Reverend Herbert Woodson, Jr. officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow the services at the Cottrell Family Cemetery, James River Road, Shipman, VA.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic social distancing protocols must be observed and masks must be worn by everyone participating in any aspect of the service.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).

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So sorry for your loss Prayers for you and the family .

Renee Richerson Apr 3 2022 10:02 PM

Our sincere sympathy to the family. May you all find comfort knowing God is right there by your side. Lloyd and Joyce Gray and Family

Joyce Gray Mar 31 2022 12:23 AM

Rest well, #3!

Anthony Mar 30 2022 10:32 PM

To The Cottrell Family
My sincere condolences. It was a great honor knowing Stanley. May he rest in sweet peace. Praying that God will give the family peace and shelter each of you in his loving arms.

Carolyn White Mar 29 2022 3:18 PM

Sister Gina . May the Lord bless you and your family and give you strength. May Brother Stanley Rest In Peace.

Yolanda Medina deJesus Mar 29 2022 1:58 PM

Gina, I'm sending my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. Sabrina Love

Sabrina Love Mar 29 2022 12:40 PM

It's so hard to say goodbye. It was you and I for so many years. You got on my last nerve when we were kids , but we became friends in our teenage years. I remember the delicious birthday cakes daddy would bring home for our birthday......no parties, just family. You have been my rock for years; I could always depend on you. I will miss you. Rest in sweet slumber 🙌🏾

Garnet Nickens Mar 28 2022 11:41 PM

Stanley I, going to miss you. I looked at you as being more than a cousin but as a big brother. RIP my brother. Love you Annette

James E Cottrell, Jr. Mar 28 2022 9:36 PM