Stacie Tomlin Vinson

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017

Stacie Tomlin Vinson, age 93, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on June 7th, 2017.  Born in Louisville, Alabama May 31st, 1924, she had been a resident of Vernon Woods Assisted Living in LaGrange, Georgia, since 2013, close to and cared for by her daughter, Charlene.

Mrs. Vinson was preceded in death by her husband Allen Vinson (d.1975), her parents Charlie and Stacie Bell Tomlin, and her brothers Charles William (C.W.) Bell (Anne) and Wade Tomlin. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Vinson McClanahan (Greg) and son, David Allen Vinson (Judy).

Ms. Stacie (called “Mimi” and “Maw Maw Stacie” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and “Granny Stacie” by many others) is also survived by five grandchildren:  Stacie Elizabeth (Beth) McClanahan, Christina Hope Marsh (Jason), Sarah Katherine (Kate) Smith, David (Allen) Vinson II (Shannon), and Angela Vinson Matheny (Justin).  In addition, she is survived by seven great-grandchildren: Ryleigh McClanahan, David Allen (Tripp) Vinson III, Hayes Marsh, Emma Kate Marsh, Farrar Mae Vinson, Dominic Matheny, and Arabella Matheny.

A graduate of Louisville High School in Louisville, AL, Mrs. Vinson waited on the love of her life, Allen, to go off to the Pacific Theater as a member of the Seabees (U.S. Navy) during WWII, returning in August 1945, when they were married. She followed Allen to Auburn University, where she worked to help put him through school.

Upon her husband’s graduation from Auburn, she began her career with the State of Alabama Department of Pensions and Security, where she worked for more than 30 years.  Following her husband’s death, Mrs. Vinson moved to Montgomery, her second home.

Mrs. Vinson was a member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where she served on the church staff in the areas of administration, finance, and children’s ministries for almost thirty years. She was a faithful member of the JOY Sunday School Class and played piano for Children’s Church.  Serving, loving, and caring for others through the church and beyond was her life’s mission. She loved God with all of her heart, and continued her relationship with First Methodist Montgomery until the time of her death, watching every Sunday morning service by streaming them over the internet.

While in LaGrange, Mrs. Vinson continued her mission of caring for others by providing table arrangements for the residents of the assisted living area of Vernon Woods.  She also served the congregation of Ayres Memorial United Methodist Church by sending birthday, anniversary, get well, and sympathy cards to its members.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery at 10 a.m. CDT, with the funeral following at 11 a.m. CDT.  Burial will be at the Louisville Cemetery, Louisville, AL at approximately 3 p.m. CDT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations:

First United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry 2416 W. Cloverdale Park Montgomery, AL 36106

Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation P.O. Box 241661 Montgomery, AL 36124