Stanley Lamotte Black - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Stanley Lamotte Black

April 17, 1945 - July 7, 2022

Stanley Lamotte Black, Sr., age 77, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on April 17, 1945, he was a son of the late Stanley and Alease (Black) Wildridge.

Stanley graduated as valedictorian from Redding High School in Middletown in 1963. He attended Delaware State University for a year and then was drafted into the United States Army where he served 2 tours in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge he started his career with Chrysler, where he dedicated 44 years. Stanley loved his job and only retired when they closed the plant.

He loved his community and enjoyed volunteering his time to help others, especially in the Twelve Step Program. He was a friend to many. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, traveling, watching Westerns, watching football, and watching basketball. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his sons, Devin Dickerson and Stanley Black, Jr., and sister, Mary Parker. He is survived by his loving wife, Carel (Jarrard) Black, beloved children, Shana Mosley, Kim Williams, Nona Dickerson, and James Lang (Lisa); sisters, Celia Wildridge (Corey Jackson) and Krishawnna Wildridge; 14 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation’s in Stanley’s memory may be to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or by clicking here or to Northern Delaware Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous, 21B Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE 19803 or by clicking here.


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31 Condolences for Stanley Lamotte Black

  • R.I.P. Stanley ❤️ You were a great man and will live on in many many peoples hearts ♥️ Thank you for being a part of our lives. Spread your wings and fly high my friend 🙏

  • Stan “Da Man” is was my honor and pleasure to have had the opportunity to spend a brief but memorable moments with you. Krissy spoke of you often as if you were her shining star and now you will be forever more. Rest easy big fella and keep the Music Playing…it was nice to have met you!
    Condolences 🙏 to the family.

  • My family and I would like to give our deepest condolences and sympathy and love and prayers to your family in this difficult time. Memories will live on in your hearts forever. Although Stanley may not be here physically, he is with you spiritually always until you meet again. Love Jules and Parson Kion-Crosby, Chloe Rivera, Imani Rivera, and Loki Kion-Crosby,

  • Thank you Stanley for all that you did for recovering people. It will surely be missed Say hello to everyone at the meeting in heaven

  • Our brother will be missed. His laughter, knowledge, wisdom, and helping spirit will never be forgotten. Rest in heaven job well done down here. We will see you again. Love John and Glo

  • Stanley, you helped me stay sober and enriched my life with our hamburger lunches at the country maid. I love you like an uncle. Peaceful journeys to your next destination of the Kingdom of Heaven.

  • Stanley Rest In Peace prayers being sent to Carol ,and children , Grands . So blessed to have know you . Thanks for helping so many people 🙏🏻🙏🏻🧡🧡🧡🧡🌹🌹🌹💫

  • R.I.P.

  • My friend and brother, u gave so much and ask for nothing in return now be with the Lord and at peace forever 🙏

  • My buddy my friend the memories I will hold from our 41 year friendship. There will be an enormous hole in the community of Dr Bob and Bill friends in Delaware. The gates were held wide open for you in. Heaven. You helped so many. And will continue to help with the memories you leave us all with your message to pass on. I love you my friend

  • Thank you Stanley for your life of service to both our country and the many, many souls you touched in recovery. It is my honor to have had you in my life. My condolences to your family and I thank each of you for supporting Stanley, allowing him
    to support the many lives he touched. R. I. P. Sir.

  • Love you Stanley and will miss you greatly. Thank you for all the help you have given over the years, your simple straightforward wisdom will be missed.

  • You were a great friend and mentor. You will be missed.

  • Earth has become a darker place but the heavens have gained a star. Thank you Stanley for all your support through the years. Love and light to your family.

  • He gave me 36 years of blessings!! RIP my dear friend, hope to see you on the other side❤️🙏

  • Great man who helped many including myself. Rest easy Stanley.

  • You impacted so many with your time on this earth. God received a good one! Happy you received your wings. Love you Stanley. RIP

  • My dearest Stanley my forever friend always looked out for me when nobody else did his knack for knowing sobriety dates and gathering right down to the minute he would shoot an email that I would print off and put on the wall in my office he was the only person that ever did anything like this he is and was magnificent and his wife Carel made a great awesome couple I had the privilege of knowing both of them and my heart goes out to her I never saw him so happy. I am saddened by this news and will always remember Carel as MrsStanley B. this has made me feel bad as I abandoned my priorities and haven’t had the chance to see either of my friends. The world has lost a great inspiration to many many many people. I will see you again my friend. Ms. Kimberley Rodgers

  • Thank you Stanley for your living example to so many. R.I.P. my dear friend.

  • RIP Stanley, condolences to the family and thank you for all of the lives you have saved and or changed. You were a great man, and you will be missed by many who will also mis your humor, I know you are in Gods arms now.

  • Stanley, my favorite cousin ! I love you sweetheart ! Rest in peace. God bless you ! Your smile, wisdom, and many good deeds will always be remembered. You will be missed. My sympathy and prayers go out to all the family.

  • Stanley was a force for good. His service of “carrying the message” helped many people to find the right path. I’ll miss his gentle way of life saving and especially his countdown cards every year on my “special day”. Thank you Carol for looking after our great buddy.
    With love gratitude,
    Ted and Rosemary

  • You showed me how it works Stan! You’ll always be in my heart Brother!

  • The world has lost one of the most loving, caring men that I have ever known. Nothing was too much for Stanley. With all his years in AA he always reminded us to continuously remain teachable and to grow every day. My favorite Stanley quote will always be when he said quite often, “I want to remain the dumbest person in the room. I always want to learn more.” My heart and warmest wishes go out to Carel and the rest of Stanley’s family. May God grant you peace during the days ahead and may all of the wonderful memories you shared with Stanley warm your heart and ease your mind.
    With love,
    Sande Richardson

  • You sure will be missed by many.. joining all the others that have left us.. prayers to the Family🙏🙏

  • I have know Stanley for a very long time. He used to call me Tracy all the time. It was funny because I never knew where he got that from. He was a kind and loving person. Sending love to the family.

  • My brother, my friend. Thank you for all you have been to me. The lessons you taught, the almost regal unspoken expectation you held. Never judgmental, always honest and still compassionate. There were many times we would laugh about forgetting to call each other,but we Always agreed on the most important, God’s grace and mercy. I know you are with Mommy and Daddy. Probably chilling with Uncle Dollar Bill. Although my heart is heavy and life will never be the same. You reminded every time we spoke that you loved me and I will always be your sister! Well bubble butt, you have always been, and will always be my big brother. I Love you and I will keep you with me always.”Every day above ground is a good one” Stanley Black

    Your sister forever

  • We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Stanley. He was such an amazing guy with a heart of gold! The light he brought into our world will always remain in our hearts. He attended our wedding. He shared his stories and his wisdom from his 12 Step program. He will never be forgotten and his legacy will live on.

  • Prayers to the family

  • Uncle mont.i will miss you.can’t believe your gone.

  • I just googled Stanley and found this obit. I am sorry to hear this sad news even now. Stanley was my sponsor in AA when I worked at Chrysler. He was a loving caring man. I miss my anniversary cards. 😢