Vernon Harry Stanfield was born in Braddock, PA on September 10, 1942. His parents, who are deceased, were Roosevelt and Virginia Stanfield. He was an only child. He departed this life on April 26, 2019.
Vernon was educated in the Braddock General School District and graduated in 1960. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a member of the championship Braddock Tigers Football Team.
After graduation, Vernon was hired by Pepsi-Cola Company. Because of his hard work, he steadily advanced in his career. He was the second African American driver and the first African-American sales representative in this area. From office work to sales work, Vernon was a valuable asset to the Pepsi-Cola Company. He was asked to serve on several community boArds including the Sickle Cell Society, Bloomfield Community Activities Committee, NAACP Dinner Committee. He was also very proud that in the year 2000, the Sickle Cell Society named him their "Man of the Year".
The most important thing that happened in Vernon's life was when he met Patricia Jackson. They married April 27, 1963, and had four children, Robin JacksoN, Rae (Augustus) Harris, Rikki (Kevin) Rowland; two sons, David (Shevonna) Bey and Vernon (Jamillah) Stanfield.
Vernon first committed his life to the Lord at New Hope Baptist Church in Braddock. He later joined Bethany Baptist Church where he served in many cApacities. He was an usher, a Sunday school teacher, he was chairman of the trustee board and was a dedicated trustee, a member of the counting committee and after his retirement and before his stroke, he served in the food pantry.
In addition to his wife Patricia of 56 years, Vernon leaves to mourn, his children, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law Elwin and Janet Green, godchildren, Raymond Porter, Tarryn Crowe, Mark Blassingame and a host of other extended family and friends.