Stella McIntosh, 86, was born January 3, 1937, to Ezekiel Vann and Lela Mae Tate in Yahola, Oklahoma. Both parents, husband, and all eight of her siblings precedes her in death.
Stella moved to Kansas City Missouri in 1955 after marrying James McIntosh in 1954. This union was blessed with three daughters and one son.
Stella gave her life to Christ as a child and continued this relationship into her adult years. She was led to the Lord thru ministry from her grandfather, Woodson Tate, who was a Baptist preacher. She served as a Sunday School secretary, participated in the church choir and other auxiliaries at Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of Keenagers and served as an usher while in attendance at Sheffield Family Life Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Stella had a variety of jobs which supported her strong unrelenting passion for her family’s growth spiritually and educationally. She raised her children in church and fought to give them an opportunity to give their lives to Christ. She worked in and outside of the home to give her children needed money for education to go beyond a level of high school. Some of her work outside the home includes work as a nurse’s aide at Menorah hospital, salad maker at an Avon facility cafeteria, child care provider inside her home, and also a hair care provider for those in her community.
Stella had many hobbies that the family will forever remember. She is known for her painting on canvas and on ceramics. She was an exceptionally good seamstress who made her own clothing, blankets, curtains and other household items. She was also an avid gardener with growth of vegetables and plants. She enjoyed arts and crafts, bingo and bean bag baseball in her retirement community.
Stella departed this life to begin her eternal life on April 21, 2023 in Peoria, Arizona. A long-awaited journey she greatly desired.
She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters Saundra Harris, Synthia McIntosh, Ethel McIntosh (Judy Harmon), and one son James (Carolyn) McIntosh. Seven grandchildren, Vernetta Harris, Andrew Harris, Curtis McFadden, Daphne McFadden, Martyna McFadden, Ebony McFadden, and Makayla Harmon-McIntosh, six great grandchildren; Alisha, Skylar, Noah, Davion, Jayden and Malia and a host of extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be 9AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Saturday, May 6 at Sheffield Family Life Worship Center, 5700 Winner Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; private burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery.