In memory of
Bethani Jo Stanford
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In memory of
Bethani Jo Stanford
Bethani Jo Stanford, 30, went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2013. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home, followed by interment at Canaan Baptist Cemetery near Crawford. She was born in Clifton, Texas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerrell W. Martin of Crawford. Bethani grew up in Crawford and attended Texas Tech University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in 2005. On April 28, 2007, Bethani married the love of her life, Justin Stanford. Together, they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Madison Elise into the world on September 6, 2011. Bethani worked as a Grant Coordinator for Baylor University's Science Department. She and Justin were members of the First Baptist Church of Hewitt. Bethani loved spending time with her family and friends, and enjoyed traveling, from Mexico beaches to the Colorado mountains. She loved children, and worked in daycares, youth summer camp programs and a children's shelter in Lubbock. Bethani's faith, strength, courage, and grace were an inspiration to everyone that met her, and especially to her family. Her legacy lives on through her husband Justin Stanford, and daughter, Madison. Bethani is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Shanda and Aaron Harrison; niece and nephew, Kyla and Kooper; her lifetime friend, Brandy Williams; her father and step-mother, J.W. and Chris Martin; step-sister and brother, Tori Carruth and Sam Martin; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Karen and Wendell Stanford; sister and brother-in-law, Alisha and Steven Honey; niece and nephews, Jayden, Kailey and Brandon; brother and sister-in-law, Jared and Julia Stanford; niece, Ava; grandmother, Lajuana Westerfield; great-grandmother, Hazel Hawkins; aunt and uncle, Greta and Lane Westerfield; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Bethani, Justin and their family extend their sincerest gratitude to everyone who has offered love, support, and especially prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a benefit account at the Security Bank of Crawford. July 23, 1982 - July 17, 2013 Sign the Guest Book at
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