STONE, MARY JANE “PRECIOUS” LAMB – age 87 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Homewood Residence.

Mother was a gifted artist and seamstress who dedicated most of her life to the service of others. She was known for her abilities to make beautiful wedding gowns and each bride she sewed for could be assured that “her” dress would be special and one of a kind. She never turned any young woman away because she couldn’t afford to pay. Mama always made sure the bride had the wedding dress of her dreams even if it meant Mama bore most of the expense of the dress.

Mama’s family was her life. She was not only mother to her five children but a foster mother as well. She was a lifetime member of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Knoxville and a faithful member of the choir until she went to live at Homewood Assisted Living Residence in West Knoxville. She was a past Worthy Matron and Rainbow Advisor of Fountain City Chapter #160 OES for several years.

She was preceded in death by husband: Wilton Stone; son: Wilton David Stone; parents: Leonard C. Lamb Sr. and Fern Boatman Lamb; brother: Leonard C. Lamb Jr.; sister: Dorothy M. Hess. Her survivors include four children: Mary Ann S. Robinette, Leonard A. Stone and wife Linda of Knoxville, Dorothy S. DeLeonibus of Gallatin, Tn., and Kathryn S. Brewer and husband Rick of Greenville, Ohio. She left nine grandchildren of whom she was so proud: Angie Robinette Johnson, Kevin Robinette, Aimee Robinette Ford and Eric K. Stone all of Knoxville, Perry Stone of Charleston S.C., and Wendy Englehart of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Domenic DeLeonibus of Gallatin, Tn., Elizabeth and Mary Kathryn Brewer of Greenville, Ohio. She also had eight beautiful great-grandchildren: Hollie Ford, Hayla, Cruz, and Quinton Stone all of Knoxville, Aubrie, Cameron and Abby Englehart of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Alex DeLeonibus of Gallatin, Tn.; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lamb of Halls and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer their heartfelt Thanks to the caregivers and staff of Homewood Residence for their superior care and love they showed our mother during the past seven years; Patricia Edwards (Mama’s Special Angel) Mickey, Judy, all the girls who so unselfishly gave of their time and most of all “their love”. She was “Precious” to all of them as she was to all of us.

Funeral service 7:00 P.M. Friday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Darryl Ross officiating. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery 12:45 P.M. Saturday for interment at 1:00 P.M. The family request in lieu of flowers gifts be made to either Fourth Presbyterian Church 1323 N. Broadway Knoxville, Tn. 37917 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 2200 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville, Tn. 37919 The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.