And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
Dr. Stanley Durant Cypress, son of the late Elder Andrew Arnette Cypress and Mary Parson Cypress was born on December 4, 1947 in Newport News, Virginia. He attended public schools in Isle of Wight County and graduated from Westside High School. At an early age he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the Saints of Runneymede Holiness Church. Anointed to play the organ, Dr. Cypress shared his love for music by serving as the church organist for many years. He also served as a deacon and remained a faithful member until his health began to fail and he was unable to attend regularly.
After graduating from Hampton Institute, Dr. Cypress attended and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his doctorate in medicine. From there he went on to practice Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine in Newport News, Hampton, and Dillwyn, VA.
In 1979, Dr. Cypress married Brenda Parker and from their union two sons were born. Dr. Cypress was a caring and devoted husband and father who loved his family and friends. He also consistently reached out to help others in different communities, often going out of his way to offer spiritual encouragement, medical advice, and support to those in need.
On Monday, June 3, 2019, Dr. Cypress went home to be with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Lorraine Cypress Graves, Florine Cypress Ward, and Jeanette Cypress Parson. He leaves to cherish with fond memories his wife Brenda, his sons, Andrew and Stanley, two brothers: Andrew (Yvonne) and James (Audrey) and four sisters: Sharane, Marian (John), Darlene (Teva), and LaFreda (Michael); two brother-in-laws, Ross E. Parker (Elizabeth); Mark Wade Parker and one sister-in-law, Valerie Artis (Willie) and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Viewing for Dr. Cypress will be held from noon until 5:00p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at C.C.Carter Funeral Home. Inc.
Services for Dr. Stanley Cypress will be held 12:00a.m. Saturday, June 8. 2019 at St. Johns COGIC 2416 Orcutt, Ave. by Elder Samuel Green III.
Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.
It is the desire of the Cypress family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Dr. Stanley D. Cypress has entrusted his final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.