Stanley Cyrus Broadie was born March 26, 1958 to the late Nathaniel Steve Broadie and Juanita Miller Broadie in Washington, DC. He transitioned peacefully surrounded by family on August 22, 2019 following an automobile accident.
Stanley spent his early childhood in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas, before moving to Kenansville, NC with his mother and siblings. He excelled at James Kenan High School, where he was senior class president, ran track and played football. Stanley was recruited on a football scholarship and began his college career at Duke University in 1977. There he met his former wife of 27 years, Valerie T. Broadie and a host of lifelong friends. Stanley transferred to Winston-Salem State University and graduated in 1982. He received a dual Masters in Business Administration and Global Management in 2007.
Throughout his career, Stanley worked as a logistics professional in the Philadelphia and DC metropolitan areas, most recently as a defense contractor with Infinity Technology and General Dynamics. Outside of work, bringing family and community together were important to Stanley. He spearheaded the Miller Family Reunion Committee for many years. He began volunteering with the Boy Scouts with his son Sean’s troop, and continued to mentor young men in other troops as a Troop Leader even after Sean attained the rank of Eagle Scout. An avid music lover, Stanley was often in the DJ booth, sharing his expansive catalogue of music with friends and strangers alike. When he wasn’t enjoying music, he was watching political news shows, arguing his point of view on current events, or watching football, from his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers to his son-in-law Dustin’s Springbrook High School Blue Devils.
Church was a vital part of Stanley’s life. At an early age, he joined Big Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Kenansville, NC. In 2008, he joined Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church under the pastorate of Rev. Pharaad B. Masah El. In 2016, as a Son of Galbraith, he answered the call to Christian Ministry, preaching his trial sermon on July 17, 2016. He completed the second year of his District studies for the Washington District in 2019 and was received as a Traveling Minister at the May 2019 Philadelphia and Baltimore Annual Conference. He served as a member and an officer in the following organizations: Board of Stewards, Board of Christian Education, the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, Men’s Ministry, the Band of Brothers Male Chorus and Men of Zion. He loved teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and facilitating “Know Your Church” and “The Five Marks of a Methodist” presentations.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Juanita Broadie; and his siblings, Mildred Muse, Robert Broadie, Nathaniel Broadie, Jr., Luther Broadie, Josephine Datcher, and Steve Broadie.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Kristina (Dustin) Jeter and Sean Broadie; his siblings, Linda Coleman, Wanda Broadie, and Sidney (Gail) Broadie; aunt, Julia Y. Miller; uncle, Ben W. Miller; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends who will carry on his legacy of an enduring faith in God and a helping hand to anyone in need.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made “in memory of Stanley C. Broadie” to:
Galbraith AME Zion Church, 1114 6th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; Online Giving: Givelify app
Winston-Salem State University, 311 Blair Hall, Winston-Salem, NC 27110; Online Giving: www.wssu.edu