Dennis Stanfield Obituary

Mr. Dennis Keith Stanfield, 63, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, July 18, 2019, at Trellis Supportive Care, after a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was born in Winston-Salem on October 14, 1955 to the late Charlotte Snider Stanfield and Elbert Graham Stanfield, Sr. Mr. Stanfield was a graduate of Parkland Senior High School (class of 1974) and went on to earn undergraduate degrees from Wake Forest University and High Point University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent a varied career of thirty-five years working in the areas of Information Technology, Real Estate, and Finance. Employers of note include Sara Lee Corporation, Lowe’s Companies, Wake Forest University, and most recently, The Moravian Church in America, Southern Province, where he served as Provincial Treasurer. Mr. Stanfield was a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker. Dennis was a lifelong member of Trinity Moravian Church, where he taught Sunday School, served on both the Board of Elders and Board of Trustees, played softball for decades, ushered, served at Lovefeasts, and played in the band. Music was his first love, and he recorded a number of contemporary Christian and country songs, many of which were performed in church. Dennis especially loved sports and being active outdoors. He loved nature, and especially the splendor of the North Carolina mountains. Preceding him in death are his parents and his two beloved dogs. Surviving are a brother, Elbert Graham (Gray) Stanfield, Jr. and wife Vicki, and his long-time girlfriend, Cindy Reavis of Kernersville. He is also survived by a nephew and niece, a number of cousins and friends, and many Moravian Brothers and Sisters in Christ. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Trinity Moravian Church, with the Rev. Bill McElveen, the Rev. Russell Williams, and the Rt. Rev. Graham Rights officiating. Interment was at Salem Moravian Graveyard, with the Rev. Ginny Tobiassen officiating. Memorials may be made in his honor to Trinity Moravian Church, 220 East Sprague Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at

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