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Cassandra Naomi Stockburger

June 28, 1925 — July 31, 2020

Cassandra Naomi Stockburger passed away July 31, 2020, in Memphis.  She was born June 28, 1925 in Catoosa County, Georgia to Walter Green and Bessie Bell (Boyd) Stockburger. In 1929, her family moved to the Flint Springs community of Bradley County. Her family were members of the Flint Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Cassandra attended Flint Springs Elementary and Bradley County High School. In May 1947, she graduated Cum Laude, with a Bachelors Degree in Bible and Christian Education from Bethel College, now Bethel University.

She was commissioned a missionary to Colombia in June 1947 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In December 1947, she began teaching at the Colegio Americano in Cali, Colombia. She worked at the Colegio until 1950 when she had to return to the United States for health concerns.

Unable to return to Colombia, Cassandra enrolled at Scarritt College, Vanderbilt School of Religion in June 1952. She received a Masters Degree in Literature and History of the Bible. Upon graduation Cassandra became the Program Director at the Industrial YMCA in Chattanooga, Tennessee, working with underprivileged children.

In the fall of 1954, Cassandra taught English at a small private girl’s school on the campus of Montreat College in North Carolina. In 1955, she was appointed Mid-South Regional Director of the Migrant Ministry, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. She developed educational programs for migrant children in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

In 1963, Cassandra began working for the National Child Labor Committee in New York City.  She focused on educating migrant children nationwide. Cassandra often appeared before committees of the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives helping to establish child labor laws.

Fulfilling her love for cooking, in February 1978, she enrolled in a culinary program. Upon graduation she developed a private catering service preparing meals for churches, synagogues and families. She retired in the late 1990s.

Cassandra was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Walter Edward Stockburger, Robert Boyd Stockburger, Dorothy Elizabeth (Stockburger) Jaques, Jacob Donald Stockburger and Katherine Ann Stockburger.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service celebrating her life and burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August, 15, 2020 at Flint Springs Cemetery with the Reverend Robert Heflin officiating.

In celebration of her life the family encourages you to send a financial gift in her memory to the Mid-South Immigration Advocates at miamemphis.org or your favorite children’s charity.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stockburger family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.  

Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Flint Springs Cemetery

, TN 37323

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