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Florence Lee Staples

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Florence Lee Staples

CHESAPEAKE- FLORENCE LEE STAPLES, 80, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, July 7, 2003. Born Jan. 21, 1923, in Fork Union, VA., she was the beloved daughter of William Richard ‘Bill Dick’ Pettit and Rosa Compton Norvell Pettit. Florence Lee was a graduate of Farmville College and especially proud of her service in the Marine Corps, which brought her to the Hampton Roads area. Mrs. Staples was a loving mother of 5 children, who was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She will be welcomed home by her son Jackie Moye, her parents, her husband Leo Royce Staples, her sister Mary Anne Foster and countless other loved ones that have gone on before.

Surviving are her brother, William Richard Pettit Jr; her loving daughters, Judith Moye Burns of Chesapeake, Patricia Moye Gowen of Eugene, OR, Deborah Moye Bradshaw and Royce Staples Macken both of Chesapeake; her dearly loved grandchildren, Richard E. Burns of FL, Dani Lee Farmer of NC, Richard Scott Macken Jr. of Chesapeake, Ian Richard, Margaret Ann and Ryan Mathew Gowen all of OR, Kathryn Lee Macken of Chesapeake; her dearly loved great-grandchildren, Ryan Daniel Farmer of NC and Richard James Burns and Jacqueline Paige Burns of FL; her loving nephews, Edward Foster of MS, and John Foster of VA, alongside their wives and lovely children and a host of family and friends.

‘Lee’s’ body will be laid to rest at the Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Walter A. Whitehurst will preside over the graveside service on Thursday at 12:30 pm. The family welcomes all those desiring to bid a fond farewell to join the family at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Thursday at 10:00am for a time of remembrance. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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