Shanel Glenise Frances Chester, daughter of Maxine C. Stanley and the late James F. Chester was born on January 23, 1961, in Cambridge, MD departed this life August 11, 2019 at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was educated in Dorchester County Public Schools. She worked in various convenience stores. As a result of a debilitating illness in 2011, she resided at Genesis Nursing Center in Easton, Maryland.
Shanel loved to read, laugh, be around family and dearly loved to play board games. She could be found chatting and greeting visitors that came in the nursing home. Shanel will be remembered as the “Mayor of the Pines”. Her love of the center was made easier because of BJ who cared for her as well her cousin Vanessa Williams who spent time spoiling her with gifts and her presence.
Shanel will be dearly missed by her devoted mother Maxine Stanley, her daughter Ganelle Thompson and granddaughter Ga’Ryha Sampson of Cambridge, Maryland. She also leaves to mourn her sister Diane Allen of Bridgeton, NJ, stepsisters Michelle Scott (Chris) of Long Beach, California, Janice Melton from Arizona, four brothers Jerome Stanley (Victoria), James D. Chester (Sharon), Byron Chester of Cambridge, Maryland, Anthony Stanley (Towanna) of Temple Hills, Maryland, a stepbrother Byron Pinder of Baltimore, Maryland, two aunts, Frances Williams, Arjorie Chandler, four uncles, Ralph Young, Carlton Stanley, Shelton Stanley, Arnette Stanley (Sharon) nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Shanel was preceded in death by her father, James F. Chester, stepfather, Norman Stanley, Maternal Grandparents Earl & Mildred Stanley and Paternal Grandparents Prince & Eva Chester and a half-brother Darryl Aldridge.