Elizabeth Meachum Stanaland
Elizabeth Meachum Stanaland
  • November 9, 1958 - March 12, 2017
  • North Carolina

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Greensboro - Elizabeth Meachum Stanaland passed away on the 12th day of March, 2017 after battling a prolonged illness. She was a resident of Greensboro, NC at the time of her passing. Elizabeth was born in Wake County, NC on November 9th, 1958. She grew up in Panama City Beach, Florida and attended
the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees leading her to be a lifelong supporter of the Gators. While attending the University of Florida she met her husband, Terence Stanaland, with whom she had two children, Blane and Savannah Stanaland. Her favorite pastimes were traveling, scrapbooking, and collecting seaglass with her family. She was a founding member of the law firm now known as Teague, Rotenstreich, Stanaland, Fox and Holt in Greensboro, NC where she spent a professional career as a litigator. She was proud to have tried lawsuits in almost all of North Carolina's 100 counties. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her father, Claude T. Meachum, Jr., sister, Gloria M. Halsey, brother Claude T. Meachum, III, and brother Tommy Meachum. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 33 years, Terence B. Stanaland. She is also survived by two children: Nelson Blane Stanaland, an associate attorney in the law firm co-founded by his mother, and Savannah Anne Stanaland of Raleigh, North Carolina. Lastly, she is survived by her mother, Anne Moore Meachum of Florida and her two brothers, John Kelly Meachum of Florida and Michael Dean Meachum of Colorado and several nieces and nephews. Elizabeth will be greatly missed by her many friends and other members of her large family. She was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association , the Florida Bar Association and her beloved Kappa Delta sorority. Elizabeth's life exemplified the balance of a professional career with the demands of motherhood in a gracious , kind and beautiful way. The City of Greensboro has lost a beloved member of the community and her family will miss her steadfast love and devotion. Sleep well sweet Angel. The family will receive friends at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 N Elm St, Greensboro,NC 27401, on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. Interment will follow at a private ceremony at Amariah Garner Cemetery in Newport, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 in memory of Elizabeth Meachum Stanaland.