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.
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