Mrs. Stapleton was born in Dublin on Feb. 4, 1954, and had lived in Macon most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Henry Vernon Stewart and Eunice Vera Howell Stewart. Mrs. Stapleton was a graduate of Dudley M. Hughes High School and was retired from Piggly Wiggly and The Harvey’s Corporation, having worked in the shipping and receiving departments. She was of the Baptist faith. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Barfield, and by her brothers, Larry Stewart and Carey Stewart.
Mrs. Stapleton is survived by her stepson, Johnny Stapleton; grandchildren, Gabe Stapleton and Jaidyn Stapleton; sisters and brother-in-law, LaRue Albritton and LaVerne and Joe Dooley; brothers and sister-in-law, Dale and Jean Stewart, Jerrell Stewart and Ricky Stewart; and by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family may be contacted at the residence of Dale Stewart at 300 Buck Road in Jones County.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.