Berlin Rosa Slaughter Stanford , 78 entered into eternal life on August 10, 2017 at the Intergrace Bayleigh Chase-in Easton , Maryland. Berlin was born on September 27, 1939, in Easton, Maryland to the late John R. Slaughter, Sr. and the late Mattie Lee Thomas Slaughter.
Berlin received her early education at the one room School, in Williamsburg, Maryland and continued her secondary education at the Robert Russa Moton High School, in Easton, Maryland. She was joined in holy matrimony to Howard Melvin Stanford, Sr. on April 6, 1957. From this union they were blessed with four children . Berlin worked tirelessly at Dollar General and Peebles Department Stores in Easton, Maryland until her retirement due to illness.
She will be remembered for her humility, quietness, being very helpful, a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Marvin G. Stanford, four sisters and five brothers.
Left to cherish fond memories are; her husband Howard “Melvin” Stanford, Jr. of Easton, Maryland, a son Warren A. “Tony” Stanford, Tappahannock, Virginia, two daughters Roxanne A. Stanford, Federalsburg, Maryland and Melvena (Jeff) Gabaldon of San Diego, California. Two granddaughters, Tahsia Friedman of Schenectady, New York and Sharice Haapala of Greensboro , Maryland: six great grandchildren, two sisters Gladys Turner of Easton, Maryland and Joyce S. (Charles) Flamer of Denton, Maryland , two brothers Thomas Lee (Henrietta) Wilson , of Easton, Maryland and Wendell Slaughter of Palm Coast, Florida, four brothers –in-laws, four sisters-in-laws and host of nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Berlin will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.