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Anita Dragna Stanley

November 19, 1955 — March 31, 2023

Anita Dragna Stanley

Anita gave her whole heart to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1979. She had many passions besides her family. Her children and grandchildren and more recently great grandchildren were her source of  pleasure and much joy.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Herb Stanley, her Children, Christopher Boudreaux, Tori Henry (JP), Betsy Myers. A sister Celeste Dragna, a Sister in Law Bev Arthur (Bob), Her Grandchildren,  Hannah Gowan (Micah), Robbie Boudreaux, Ruby Myers, Lola Myers one Great grandchild Jrue Gowan and many nieces and nephews.

One of her passions was teaching, Mrs. Stanley as the students called her, was very disciplined and she loved watching her students learn and grow. She dedicated thirty years of her life to teaching and loved every minute of it. She had such a love for her students, and they loved and respected her as well. Many of her students came back to visit with her over the years and called her from time to time. Many more when they had children of their own sent them to Immanuel Christian School so that Mrs. Stanley could teach their children as well.

Teaching children has always been her passion. Serving in the Children’s Ministry of our church for 40 years (Cornerstone Ministries) teaching children of all ages from nursery to 12-year-olds but her sweet spot, her heart was always 4 year olds.

Anita has a great reputation in our city and was loved and respected by all.

Taking care of her grandchildren always fueled her joy, she always felt it was her responsibility to spoil each and every one of them as much as she could. She enjoyed every school play, every basketball, baseball, football, softball, volleyball, soccer game, every graduation or awards ceremony. If the kids were involved she was there.

She was also a die-hard Saints fan. Even during the years when they were consistent at losing, she stuck by them. When the Saints won the Superbowl in 2010 she was beside herself shouting and waving flags. All those years of sticking with them in the lean times finally paid off.

She was also known in the city for her delicious treats at Christmas time. People would line up waiting for those once-a-year gingerbread men and Italian fig cookies. If you got a box or tray of those cookies you were truly blessed.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Mat and Hazel Dragna, her brother Andrea Dragna, and her sister Janet Dragna Howard.

Anita will be missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 8th At Cornerstone Ministries, 308 Everett Street, Morgan City, LA.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 with the service starting at 11: am

All are invited to come and share in the celebration.

1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14

 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Immanuel Christian School for the Anita Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund.


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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, April 8, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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