Jennifer Lea Stapleton, 37
by Halei Lamb | March 29, 2016 1:56 pm
Last Updated: March 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm
Funeral services for Jennifer Lea Stapleton, 37, of Kite will be held at Rehoboth Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 with Reverends Donnie Bush and Allen Green officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Chapman Funeral Home. She died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Emanuel Medical Center following a brief illness.
Miss Jennifer Lea Stapleton was born July 25, 1978 in Dublin to Elzie Stapleton and Corrine Simmons Stapleton. She lived most of her life in Kite and was a former member of the singing group, God’s Children. Stapleton was a kid at heart. She loved baby dolls, purses and cartoons, especially SpongeBob and Ninja Turtles. Her nieces and nephews were her heart. Stapleton was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Cora and Owen Simmons; paternal grandparents, Jim and Ethel Stapleton; and uncles, Junior Simmons, Ellis Stapleton and Jimmy Lee Stapleton.
Survivors include her parents, Elzie and Corrine Stapleton of Kite; brother, Chris (Kathy) Stapleton of Adrian; sisters, Jenny Hopkins of Kite, Tina (Gerald) Thomas of Rentz, Connie (Jess) Bush of Adrian and Stephanie (Tony) Hutchinson of Swainsboro; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers are Tony Hutcheson, Jess Bush, Kevin Stapleton, Kyle Stapleton, Lance Hutcheson and Sherman Stapleton. Honorary pallbearers are Dillion Hopkins, Tommy Jenkins, Jeffery Woods, Jowel Swinney and Shannon Stapleton.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.