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Lera Staples

January 29, 1940 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

It is with deepest and heartfelt sympathy that we advise you of the passing from this life Ms. Lera Staples, 81, of 474 Pine Street in Roanoke.  Ms. Staples peacefully transitioned from this life on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at her residence in Roanoke. 

Lera was born in Randolph County, Alabama on January 29, 1940, to the parentage of the late Mr. and Mrs. Waymon and Rosie Lee (Boyd) Staples.  At an early age, she joined Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church in Roanoke, where she remained a faithful member until advancing age and declining health limited her activities.

She attended and graduated from Randolph County Training School.  Despite never being married and not having children of her own, Lera LOVED children, and was an awesome aunt to  ALL of her nieces and nephews.  She ALWAYS remembered her nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays and would give each one $2.00 and a card.  At Christmas, it was however many kids you had to determine how many dollars you would get.  

Her years on this earth were not in vain.  Lera enjoyed her time here.  There were many things she loved and enjoyed in life.  She LOVED baking cakes and pies; enjoyed cooking in general; loved flowers; and got great joy out of trying to play the piano; then she also liked sitting on her porch and talking with her neighbor, Ms. Willie Mae Bradshaw;  She also loved shopping from a catalog, and car trips to visit her family.    

Lera was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings: Charlie Staples, Mildred Trammell, Melvin Staples, and Jessie Louis Staples.   After walking with the Lord for 81 years, Lera transitioned from this life on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at her home 474 Pine Street, Roanoke, AL.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Staples and Trammell families which include Lera’s sister: Eva Stevenson of Memphis, TN;  five (5) nephews: Reverend Calvin Trammell, Sr. (Patricia) of Roanoke, AL, Alvin Trammell (Kathy) Wedowee, AL, Dennis Stevenson (Wendy), Stewart Staples and Tracy Staples all of Memphis, TN; five (5) nieces: Gale McFarland (Larry) of Roanoke, AL, and Gloria Farrow (Foy) of Camp Hill, AL, Rosalind Byrum (Curtis) of Hernando, MS, Phyllis Hines Moreland Of LaGrange, GA, and Debra Zachery of Detroit, MI; fifteen (15) great nieces & nephews; two (2) special great nieces, Tedra Carlisle and Tyronica Dunson; twenty-five (25) great-great nieces & nephews;  twelve (12) great-great-great nieces & nephews; a special friend and neighbor, Willie Mae Bradshaw of Roanoke, AL; and finally a host of cousins, friends and acquaintances.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lera Staples, please visit our floral store.


Services

Private Viewing for Family Only
Saturday
May 29, 2021

12:00 PM
Clark Memorial Funeral Service Stateroom
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Viewing For The Public
Saturday
May 29, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clark Funeral Home, Inc., dba Clark Memorial Funeral Service
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Celebration At Graveside
Sunday
May 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Peace and Good Will Baptist Church Cemetery
1465 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Roanoke, AL 36274

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Sunday
May 30, 2021

Peace and Good Will Baptist Church Cemetery
1465 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Roanoke, AL 36274

Committal Service Following the Funeral
Sunday
May 30, 2021

Peace and Good Will Baptist Church Cemetery
1465 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Roanoke, AL 36274

Video is available for this event


Please note
Pastor L.B. Houston will Officiate, with Pastor Calvin Trammell serving as Eulogist. Other ministers sharing the roster include: Reverend Michael J. Joiner, Reverend Willie C. Houston, and Reverend Jeffery D. Rosser.
Special Musical Selections will be performed by: The Trammell Family

Honorary Pall Bearers Include: Rodney Staples, Chawn Paige, Dennis Stevenson, Danny Trammell, Brian Trammell, and Adrian Trammell

Pall Bearers include: Nephews and Great Nephews

Flower Bearers Include: Nieces and Great Nieces

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