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Marion Peoples Staples transitioned from this life on Monday, March 4, 2019. Her funeral will be held 12:00Pm on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Swift Street AME Zion Church, 4408 Swift St, Greensboro, NC. Visitations will start 30min prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.

She was born to the late Gemina Peoples and Henry Padgett in Greensboro, NC. She was raised by Reverend Joe and Lucille Smith. Marion graduated from Dudley High School in 1942. She was employed with UNC of Greensboro for twenty years. She was kind, generous, loving, outspoken, quite feisty, and had a great love for family and friends. She spent many loving hours nurturing her extend family at Anointed Acres.

Marion served as the President of the Pastor Aide, Secretary of General Claims, Deaconess, and sung on the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Staples and grandson, Bryant K. Staples, Jr.

Those left to cherish fond memories include: three sons, Wayne Staples (Evelyn) of Kenbridge, VA, Phillip Staples (Sabra), and Bryant Staples (Flora); one daughter, Cheryl Poteat (James) of Greensboro, NC; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a host of others very special relatives, friends and special friends at Anointed Acres Senior Retirement Apartments.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Monday, March 11, 2019
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  • Monday, March 11, 2019
    May the God who “binds up the broken-hearted” and “comforts all who mourn” sustain your family during this challenging time.- Isaiah 61:1,2. For more encouraging words please go to
    ~ Lynn
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of his kingdom Psalms 46:1, 7. For more comforting words please go to
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, March 22, 2019
    We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; Psalm 147:3)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez