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October 21, 2014
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
July 19, 2014
Rest in peace
My second cuz, I didn't get a chance to meet.Mt father and his grandma
Told me a lot an out your mom
Nellie king
February 02, 2014
Lov u always...ill still b singing ( ill take you thre fo a long time) my all tim fav especilly een we go to Myrtl Beach sc
December 27, 2013
I'm a little late to the dance, but the Staple Singers were my favorite "girl" group. The guitar, Bass, drums and of course, the ladies. I frequent the gym, and have to listen to "If Your Ready.." even if is a little 'political' every day. Of my top 20 faves, it's the one I listen to most frequently.
April 02, 2013
Cleedi was my friend, my big sister, my mentor. We shared many great laughs and special moments together. She never failed to be true and loyal. She took me under her wings and guided me with her wisdom. I will miss her smile and her laughter. I am so thankful that God shared her with me. I send my deepest condolences to Mavis, Yvonne, and Pervis and the rest of the Staples' Family. You are in my prayers. I hope I can see you soon. You are the part of Cle that I have left. Tootle loo, Love always, Your lil sis, Sharon
March 22, 2013
The Staples Singers are part of a foundation of great singers who inspired a people to soar and look up. Jesus Christ loves us all.We live our lives by the pattern he set!
March 02, 2013
Cleotha Staples rest in peace and may God almighty be with you as well as your family and friends! Sean Hatch
March 02, 2013
RIP CLEOTHA STAPLES..
March 02, 2013
Please know that the God of all comfort is with your family and will help you to endure the temporary loss of your loved one.{Romans 15:5}
March 01, 2013
May you "Rest in Peace" cousin!!!
March 01, 2013
Eternal Love Auntie!!!
February 28, 2013
We the Pilgrim Jubilees of Chicago, IL, would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Staples Family, Mavis Purvis , and the entire family.
We look back in early years and remember being on programs at Mercy Seat, and DuSable High School, it was a great pleasure and our friendship with the family will never be forgotten. God has added another flower to his garden and another voice to the celestial choir.

Bless Your House
Clay, Cleve Graham and The Pilgrim Jubilees
February 28, 2013
May God bless and confort the family.
February 28, 2013
R.I.P
February 28, 2013
February 27, 2013
I am sorry to hear of a great giver of joys death. The staples singers were a large part of the joy music gives to my family. I know God will bring a paradise on earth soon and she will be there singing again. I wish you all comfort from the Most High God
February 27, 2013
February 26, 2013
May we all wait patiently for the new world where there will be no more sickness and death.
February 26, 2013
A lady That I Loved So Very Much. Ride well in that red corvette that we enjoyed so much.
February 26, 2013
May your hearts be filled with wonderfull memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. One of the greatest and my favorite gospel groups..
February 26, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The bible can comfort at john 3:16
February 26, 2013
RIP
February 26, 2013
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and hope in the "God of all Comfort"
February 26, 2013
Thank you Ms. Cleotha and the rest of your family for inspiring all cultures with your uplifting music.
However, as we conclude this Black History Month, I can think of how in the past and present, your music has uplifted so many people. You gave them hope and such pride when they felt they did not have a voice. May God be with the Staples Family in your time of sorrow and the days to come.

With Sympathy:
South Carolina Fan
February 26, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Always loved listening to The Staple Singers.
February 25, 2013
God Bless you family!!
February 25, 2013
May God Bless the family she will be miss!I love each and one of you and the song there made
February 25, 2013
To the family of "Cleetie" in your hour of sorrow.

I will keep you in my prayers.
February 25, 2013
my deepest condolences, one of the all time greatest gospel groups How you move us as you sang like no others could. you will never be foregotten.
February 25, 2013
I grew up with the music of the staple singers music from the hesrt and soul
Sincere condolences to family and friends.Eccl 9:5
February 25, 2013
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMIY.
February 25, 2013
To the Staples Family,

My deepest sympathy in the passing of Cleotha. I loved the Staple singers growing up and I still hear your music today. Cleotha is in God's perfect kingdom looking down at us all. May she always rest in God's kingdom.
February 25, 2013
To the Staples Family

I'm so sorry for the loss of your love one Cleotha. I've always love the Staples family and each one of your unique voices.

I pray that God will keep you and give each of you strength, courage and understandng during the rough days ahead.

Take one day at a time and soon you'll be able to share the memories of Cleotha with family and friends.

May God Bless You.
February 25, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 25, 2013
To the Staple family my deepest condolences, one of the all time greatest gospel groups in your own words "Will the circle be unbroken by and by lord by and by theres a better home awaiting in the sky lord in the sky God bless you.
February 25, 2013
I offer my condolences. God is for us refuge and strength.
February 25, 2013
PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO THE STAPLES FAMILY!! GOD HAS TAKEN HER THERE!!! R.I.H.!!!
February 25, 2013
My condolences. A cousin that I have always loved in spite of the distance. My dad would always say how he loved the way your voice sounded.
You are definitely a wonderful addition in the heavenly choir. Pops and I were extremely close and he always talked to me about love of family and how he
loved all of his children.
Today you are in Glory and reunited with Pops, mom, and sister.
May God bless the family and my heartfelt sympathies to Mavis, Pervis, children and grandchildren.
February 25, 2013
R.I.P,Cleotha, God has come to "Take You There", with him. God bless your family, and thank you family sharing her.
February 25, 2013
So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the peace of God that excels all thought give you comfort during this time of sadness. -Philippians 4:6,7
February 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Staples family, Cleotha entertain us her fans for many years, Now she's singing to her biggest fan in heaven. Rest in Peace Ms. Cleotha for you will be forever missed
February 25, 2013
So. Sorry for your lost my Prayers are with the Family. Thanks for sharing her with the Fans R.I.P Cleotha.
February 25, 2013
May G-D's peace and blessings be with the Staples family.
February 25, 2013
To The Entire Staples Family,
My heartfelt prayers go to the family. Cleo was my friend and had also became my Insurance Agent for New York Life. We met in early 80s and it was an honor knowing her and attending your concerts at McCormick Place. May God keep you all, Cleo is in a better place and no more suffering. I'm blessed that she was a part of my life.
Pat Nelson
February 25, 2013
Expressing my sincere condolences to the family of Cleotha Staples. May God continue to comfort you during your time of grief. Thanks for sharing the God-given gifts of singing and giving others hope. I just loved that song, "I'll Take You There. As a child, I watched the Staples on T.V. Keep the faith and and trust God to bring you into a brighter day.
With Love,
Min. Brenda F. Miller
Boynton Beach, FL. 33435
February 25, 2013
SHE WILL BE MISS.WHEN I WAS YOUNG WE LISTEN TO THE STAPLES. ON SATURDAY MORNING WHILE DOING OUR WORK AROUND THE HOUSE. I WILL KEEP THE FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.
February 25, 2013
My deepest and sincere condolences to the STAPLES FAMILY. GOD HAS A NEW ANGEL!!
February 25, 2013
You will truly be missed but now you can use your great voice up there with the heavenly Father. RIP
February 25, 2013
Your music is timeless. We love you.
W.Alexander
February 25, 2013
How sad to lose a loved one in death. It is my wish that the many fond memories you shared will always bring smiles to your faces until such time you will share many more when "death will be no more". Yes the time will come when Cleotha will be resurrected by Jesus, as he did his friend Lazarus who died. Life in peace and happiness will then be enjoyed by all.
February 25, 2013
Thanks the many years of entailment my family and I enjoyed and LOVE
February 25, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Staples family.
May you find comfort in the wods at
~Psalms 46:1-"God is for us a refuge and strength a help that is readily to be found during difficult times."

Dee Duncan-Atlanta GA
February 25, 2013
Sincere condolences and comfort to family and friends.Love Eccl.9:5.
February 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 25, 2013
My condolences to the family. There are millions of individuals that will remember you; however, the most important person is our creator who can reunite us with our loved ones. He has leotard us a glimpse of this at Luke 7:11-15.
February 25, 2013
Much prayer to the family.
February 25, 2013
to a family whose music touch the whole world we wrap love all around you to comfort you God Bless
February 25, 2013
I didn't know you personally but was a fan of your music. I send my deepest and sincere condolences to the entire Staples family. God Bless You All!
February 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 25, 2013
To the Staples family and friends, I am so sorry to read of your loss. May you find comfort from your memories now, I am sure their are many, music is something that we pass along from generation to generation one way or another. The bible is the best source of true comfort and hope. The model prayer teaches us to pray for a kingdom to come to the earth. A kingdom which will bring comfort to all. No more sickness, sorrow nor crying and last of all death will be no more. Those who are now asleep in death will come back to life. The fulfillment of this pray will bring eternal comfort to all who are on earth.
February 25, 2013
February 25, 2013
I am very sorry about your loss of your dear love one. Just remember that the God of all mercy and comfort will be with you and the family. I do remember the beautiful voices of all the family, your family voices will always be remember.
February 25, 2013
May the peace of God that excels all thought be with you and may he give you strength beyond normal as only he can during this most difficult time. My heartfelt condolences to the Staples family for your beloved Cleotha gone too soon.
February 25, 2013
My condolences for your loss. Isaia 33:24 promises us soon no one will say "Im Sick" our sins will be forgiven.
February 25, 2013
Sorry. For. Your. Loss. God. Bless. Your. Family
February 25, 2013
Your family's music reminds me of my childhood in the 1970s. I am so sorry for your loss today as you mourn Cleotha's transition. You are all in my prayers. God bless you all.
February 25, 2013
Hey Pervis. I share Your loss. Be strong for the Family.
February 24, 2013
So sorry for ur loss grow up listing. to u guys ur in my prayers nd thoughts today nd the days to come may God keep u nd bless ya
February 24, 2013
My deepest condolence, in the passing of Ms. Cleotha Staples. A life in Paradise is what's deserving of God's children. Your spirit will live on through the lives you touched. A BEAUTIFUL flower has withered; time has come for you to return to the earth. Resting Peacefully.
February 24, 2013
It is with my deepest sympathy for your loss of your loved one Ms. Cleotha Staples. I have loved your music from a very young child. May God comfort each one of you all.
February 24, 2013
THANKS TO STAPLE SINGERS AND THE LEGACY THAT YOUALL HAS SHARED WITH THE WORLD AND ME, FOR I SHALL NEVER FORGET YOU CLEOTHA. I KNOW MOM AND POP WAS GLAD WHEN JESUS WELCOMED YOU HOME AND YOU JOINED THAT HEAVENLY CHIOR WHERE MANY OF OUR GOSPEL FRIENDS WAS WAITING THERE TO SEE YOU JOIN: EDNA GALLMON COOKE. WILLIE NEAL JOHNSON, CHARLIE BARNWELL,ANN CEASAR,WALTER PRESLEY,HARDIE CLIFTON,REV WILLINGHAM, SO MANY OF MY GUIATET GOSPEL FRIENDS ARE GONE HOME TO LIVE WITH JESUS. BUT IM LOOKING FORWAED OF SEEING ALL YALL WHEN I GET THERE;THEREFORE, GOOD NIGHT, I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING.
February 24, 2013
Hey Mavis this is Anthony Cash the guy who washed your hair at Hair Hunters just wasnted u 2 know that im so sorry 4 your lost an if there is anythg I can do please no that im there 4 u
February 24, 2013
To the Staple Family we are praying for your strength and peace, God is a comforter,he has you in is loving care. Psalms 18:2 is our testimony. Life up your eyes unto the hills from which comes your help.
February 24, 2013
Dear Mavis,
I hope your holding up well. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Love,
Chef
February 24, 2013
I always knew of our family connection..I wish I had taken the time to have gotten to know you. Rest in Peace. Prayers go out to the family and friends.
February 24, 2013
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. The Staples Family have my deepest sympathy.
February 24, 2013
May the God of all comfort become your refuge and strength during this most difficult time. (Psalm 46:1) Please accept our sincere condolences.
February 24, 2013
To The Staples Family: My prayers are with your family at this your time of grieving. Peace be with you.
February 24, 2013
You will be missed here on earth. But heaves joy
February 24, 2013
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE STAPLES FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW CLEOTHA.
February 24, 2013
There will never be another sound like yours... I loved the message behind "Respect Yourself." It reached the younger ones with a lesson. And it was the one song that could make me push back my chair and get on the dance floor at a party.

Our Creator will never forget those who are resting in his memory. May you find comfort through prayer.
February 24, 2013
I remember the Staples Singers back in the day too; one of your premier groups back then....
February 24, 2013
thank you
February 24, 2013
my blessings and prayers go to the family. God Bless you all.
February 24, 2013
Celo, my family and I will always loe you.

Rose the Insurance Agent.
February 24, 2013
Cleo, my Co-Workers and I remember the days when you would stop by my job so that we could share ideas about the Life Insurance Business want your family to know that it was me stopping by the house trying so see you but never did,anyway I will always love you because we worked together. Rest In Peace because you will always be loved by my mother and I. We also enjoyed the family when you were in my hometown singing for my mother.

Rose
February 24, 2013
Bless you all. You brought light into a troubled teens life. That light helped me grow and shed some light for others. Thank you.
February 24, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 24, 2013
R.I.P. you Will Be Missed
February 24, 2013
rest in peace sorry for your lose
February 24, 2013
I grew up listening to the Staples singers music..."I'll take you there". May The Lord comfort each member of the family, with these words,I will take care of you..God bless
February 24, 2013
RIP! Our prayers are with the Staples Family and Loved Ones.
February 24, 2013
REST IN PEACE. MY FIREND, GOD BLESS. YOU ALL
February 24, 2013
Always enjoyed being with the family when they came to Phiadelphia and we're still playing their recordings. Keeping the family in my prayers.
Linwood Heath/Announcer/WNAP/Phila
February 24, 2013
1972 my high school graduation year,the Staple singers took us there!! and we respected our self.Thank you for the good music that every one could identify with back in the day.
February 24, 2013
Rest. In peace
February 24, 2013
To the Staples family, as the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love of God and the support of family and friends.
February 24, 2013
rest in peace
February 24, 2013
Cleotha Staple Family,
Grief can be so very hard but our special memories can help us cope. We will never stop praying for your love one. You will always be in our hearts and prayers.
DB New Jersey
February 24, 2013
I used to ride my pony as a little girl and sing to my pony. I"ll take you there! I can't stop crying. What a beautiful voice of an angel she had.
February 24, 2013
May You and Your Family Find Comfort in This Time Of Sorrow. Psalm 68:20
February 24, 2013
EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL. IGROW UP ON THE STAPLE SINGER AND HER VOICE WILL BE GREATLY MISS . REST IN PEACE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY/
February 24, 2013
forever missed.forever loved
February 24, 2013
Rest In Paradise Cleotha. Our prayers are with the family and close friends during these difficult hours and days ahead. A fan forever. Will always cherish your music.
February 24, 2013
Staples singers songs will 4 ever b a hit n heart n mind.RIP Cleotha
February 23, 2013
God bless
February 23, 2013
R.I.P. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY. i grew up on their music.
February 23, 2013
God must be having a joyous time with the Staple Singers who have gone home. Such a great group of singers. I have always enjoyed listening to the Staple Singers and still own many recordings of this great group. May God bless the family and keep you in his care.
February 23, 2013
Sorry for your lost. I love the Staples Singers. R.I.P THE LORD HAS TAKEN YOU THERE TO HIS BEAUTIFUL KINGDOM.
Ms. Linda D
February 23, 2013
Sorry for your lost. I love the Staples Singers. R.I.P THE LORD HAS TAKEN YOU THERE TO HIS BEAUTIFUL KINGDOM.
February 23, 2013
What a beautiful life! What a beautiful gift from God ! Another beautiful voice has joined that heavenly choir ! Now she can sing and NEVER get tired !
February 23, 2013
Praying that God will give you comfort during your lost. Will truely miss Ms.Cleotha. I have loved the Staples(gospel)singers most of my life. R.I.P.
February 23, 2013
RIP
February 23, 2013
To the Staples family, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into thy own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
February 23, 2013
WKith. Deeply Sympathy.
February 23, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
February 23, 2013
she will be missed and my heart goes out to the family. I love their singing and still listen to their music.
February 23, 2013
RIP
February 23, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the family, thanks for the gift of songs.
February 23, 2013
I remember my family and myself sitting in front of the television, my Granny telling us to be quiet while the Staple Singers performed. One of the best gospel groups ever. May God keep your family in his arms and may Ms Cleotha rest in peace.
February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
I pray the peace of God cover your hearts and minds as you move through this season of loss
February 23, 2013
LET GOD'S PEACE BE WITH YOU AND HIS STRENGTH, LOVE COMFORT YOU
February 23, 2013
To the Staples Family: Thank you all for the beautiful music memories you've given us. My prayer is that God keeps His arms of protection around each of you as you celebrate the life of Cleotha. Hold her memories in your hearts, and a part of her remains with you always.
February 23, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
deepest sympathy to the Staples family.no loss is easy old or young,knowing that your love 1 lived her life to the fullest is a blessing.
February 23, 2013
Rest in peace
February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
To the Staples Family
My deepest sympathy. Prayers and condolences.
February 23, 2013
Cleotha you're always be missed by me thanks for singing Happy Birthday to me and calling POP and he sanged to me my Greatest Birthday Gift Thank You Peggy Staples.
February 23, 2013
I vividly remember the Staple Singers and would always stop what I was doing to listen and sing along. God bless Celotha and All the Staples family for giving us such great memories. I'm getting out my records now and playing them in her memory.
February 23, 2013
rest in peace GODS LITTLE SONGBIRD.
February 23, 2013
To the Staples family, my deepest sympathy. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal !!!
I met Cleotha at the Israelite Spiritual Church in New Orleans where Rev. Herman Brown was the Assistant pastor and Gospel music promoter.
She was a sweet person. Stay strong and keep your hand in God's unchanging hands. Change is a fact of life, but life goes on.

Love and Prayers,
Beverly Joseph (Washington)
February 23, 2013
My prayers are with your family, I was a little girl when The Staples Singer were out and i could remember my Mom and her friends Dancing to your music. You will be sadly missed, I'm sure.
February 23, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you all for your ministry of song. Many have found strength to go forward because of The Staples Family. May God bless you all.
February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
My Condolences to the Staple Family.It's tough to loose a Love one.But we are not left without hope.Jesus performed many miracles when he was on earth.This helps me to see what will happen on a larger scale,especially dealing with sickness and death.Matthew 15:30,31 and John 11:36,43,helps me to see that Jesus has compassion for those who were ill or have gone to sleep in death.Hope as the days pass,that you will heal.You have my sympathy.
February 23, 2013
Beautiful family, beautiful lady, beautiful music. Have loved the Staples Family and their music since I was a kid. You will be remembered Ms. Cleotha. God Bless.
February 23, 2013
Thank you for your contribution, faithfulness and hardwork the Staples has blessed us with on this side of heaven! May God strengthen you all during your time of bereavement!!
February 23, 2013
"I'll (Follow) You There" and hug you when i see you in Heaven.
February 23, 2013
Hello Mavis, Pervis and Yvonne,

Sorry to hear about your loss. This is Stuart, George's brother. I met Mavis and Yvonne at the Botanical Gardens in Richmond last summer. I was with Perleta, George, Madarris, and Lowell. My family and I met Pervis over a year ago at Perlita's home.

My condolences to all of you and your family.

May god bless you all.
February 23, 2013
Dear Family,

May you be comforted in your grief by remembering that Our Father understands your grief to the fullest extent.

Not only did he lose his son, he gave him up to death so that humankind could have hope. And he documented it in his word, saying:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (King James, Translation of the Holy Bible)
February 23, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 23, 2013
STAPLE FAMILY PLEASE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, I've LOVED YOUR MUSIC SINCE THE 60'S AND STILL LISTEN TO MY COLLECTION OF YOUR SONGS TODAY. YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER AND GENERATIONS TO COME.
MELVA J. BEANER-QUAMINA
February 23, 2013
**MUCH LOVE**AND**CONDOLENCES
**TO*THE*STAPLES*FAMILY**
**A*TRUE*AMERICAN*STAPLE**
February 23, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. I was a big fan and still am. May GOD continue to strengthen and bless your family.
February 23, 2013
Condolences to the family of Cleotha Staples:

What a legacy of music Cleotha and her family have left us! Find comfort in knowing that she is in a deep sleep awaiting the day when God's son, Jesus Christ, awakens her and millions of others asleep in death. Learn what the Bible really teaches to be there to welcome loved ones back.
February 23, 2013
Enjoyed all the music and performances over the years. Excellent family singing group. May your family find strength from all the wonderful memories and our God and Savior. "REST"
February 23, 2013
SHE WAS A GREAT SINGER AHE HAS PLEASED MANY.
JOE GREEN / USA PINOCHLE SOCIETY
February 23, 2013
HEAVEN HAS ANOTHER ANGEL.R.I.P SIS.CLEO
February 23, 2013
From an Irish/American girl from a family of ELEVEN, thank you, Staple Singers, for helping me understand, accept, cope, and be joyful, when times were rough. I LOVE YOU ALL!! Your lovely sister is now on the ultimate journey. My sympathy to her beloved family, and friends. I know you will miss her, but she has completed her mission here with style, wisdom, and amazing grace. Bless you all.
February 23, 2013
My Condolence to the Staple family.Please draw close to God and he will draw close to you in this time of sorrow.(Jame:4,8)
February 23, 2013
My heart goes out to the Staples family.
February 23, 2013
Great entertainer and great legacy. I always liked Cleo smiling at her Daddy on this video at 2:13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCw3-YTffo
February 23, 2013
Thank you for lending your beautiful voice to the world. Now you can sing to the Angels.

Rest in Peace.
February 23, 2013
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your famiy at this dificult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
wow u all are in my prayers....i was raised up on the staples singing wow the voises are truly missed in todays music world.....be strong family
February 23, 2013
Remember her, her sisters (including Cynthia)and brother and Mama and Daddy VERY well. They were booked at Selden Park, Brunswick Ga to perform on occasions and they would come early so I was able to gain some insight into them. Very great and talented family. Close too.
February 23, 2013
Rest in Heaven while joining the Heavenly Choir.
February 23, 2013
This Family gave us so much JOY in the Lord. May God continue to bless you all. He will take care of you!!!! PEACE
February 23, 2013
My sympathy to the Family. The Staples Singers are part of American History. Now Cleotha joins the other History makers in that moving Heavenly Choir. "Pops" is hitting the licks on his guitar.
February 23, 2013
My prayers are with the Staples family as you celebrate the life of Cleotha. May she rest in peace and may you remember the loving time shared with her.
February 23, 2013
You helped me "Respect Myself" Another legend. Rest in peace. Condolences to the family. Baltimore, MD
February 23, 2013
So sorry to hear about the loss of a dear loved one. I remember the group's beautiful voice as a youth. May the family draw strength from Isaiah 61:1,2, the God of comfort.
Sincerely,
February 23, 2013
May we always remember Cleotha's beautiful voice. She brought so much joy to many people. Now she will bring even more joy to our heavenly brothers and sisters. may you rest in peace.
February 23, 2013
May you find comfort from our Heavenly Father
February 23, 2013
I'm very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the words "and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be nor more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. And Look! I am making all things new."
February 23, 2013
Dear Mavis and Yvonne, You have my deepest sympathy in the passing Cleo. She will be greatly missed. I was a friend of your dad's who sold you the building for the recording station in Roseland. I recall all of you comming to my office and inviting me the the premier of Let's Do it again. My thoughts and love to the family.

Larry Clark
February 23, 2013
Thank you for your gift of music ~ God bless you, and rest in peace.
February 23, 2013
My condolences to the Staples family during this time of grief.
February 23, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
February 23, 2013
The choir of angels now has her amazing voice. RIP Cleotha.
February 23, 2013
Be with God, Cleotha. Your song will continue to be heard. Our sympathy to your family and friends. May God bring them comfort now that you have gone home.
February 23, 2013
May GOD bless you and keep the family in their time of grievance.
Kathy Crawford (Springfield, Oh)
February 23, 2013
Another great voice has been hushed from our hearing. May she rest in peace.
February 23, 2013
My family listen to the music of the Staples family when I was in grade school.The music had a wonderful beat and you could sing right alone with it.Nice.May Celotha fond memoies stay close to her family hearts.John5:29.
February 23, 2013
R.I.P. ya'll was the best's keep the songs going in heaven. always a fan
February 23, 2013
With deepest sympathy.
February 23, 2013
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you all. Isaiah 59:1
February 23, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
February 23, 2013
Remember. “This World is the Land of the Dying; The Next is the Land of the Living.” LORD...Protect and Keep Her! With Sympathy. Atty. Clorius L. Lay
February 23, 2013
Please accept my condolence, I remember dancing to your music. May
Jesus bind up your broken hearts and comfort all the mourning ones.
Isaiah 61:1,2
February 23, 2013
PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY!
February 23, 2013
I remember driving to our parties LP's in hand. The Staple Singers along with the other greats. How I miss those days and hope and pray that children learn to listen to history There they will find the true words of beautiful music that will live forever. Thank you for your words I so needed in the 70's when sometimes you just have yourself. God bless all of you for you have blessed us...Gaylene King (Sacramento, Ca.)
February 23, 2013
I always loved Gospel singers and feel that a lot of groups had their roots in that genre. So sorry to hear of her passing, Heaven must have needed another soul filled voice. JESUS will meet her at the gate.
February 23, 2013
The Staples Singers are an icon. May Cleotha Rest in Christ and may her family be comforted. She will be remembered through the music. Many blessings to the family
February 23, 2013
I send Condolences, Praying for the Family..as a child I listen to the staples singers and became fun of how good they sang, my favorite I'll Take you there. May God bless and keep each of you and Cleotha rest in peace.
February 23, 2013
My prayers to the family. We love you.God Bless.
February 23, 2013
Growing up listening to the Staples Singers...Sweet Memories are PRICELESS....RIP
February 23, 2013
Words, however kind,
can't mend your heartache,
but those who care and,
share your loss wish you,
comfort and peace of mind.
May you find strength,
in the love of family,
and in the warm embrace,
of friends.
Deepest Sympathy,
Resa Boydston
February 22, 2013
RIP
February 22, 2013
My prayers are with the family.
February 22, 2013
MY MOST SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THIS FAMILY - I MET YOU ALL MANY YEARS AGO AT THE MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND STUDIO IN SHEFFIELD AL. YOU WERE ALL SO VERY NICE AND SO VERY TALENTED - I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU - MY THOUGHTS - PRAYERS AND LOVE - TO YOUR FAMILY - " MAY OUR PRECIOUS LORD BE VERY COSE BY YOUR SIDE DURING THIS TIME AND FOREVERMORE "
February 22, 2013
I use to love to hear the Staples Singers, especially Mavis. No offense to the other sisters. They all sounded good.
February 22, 2013
I offer my condolence to the family. I followed the Staples while they were on TV every Sunday morning. Your family was one many people loved. Cleotha is now with God the promise we all one day must face.
O thou that hearest prayer, onto thee shall all flesh come. PSALM 65:2
February 22, 2013
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
February 22, 2013
I know you are in that place!
February 22, 2013
May her precious voice bring joy to many of us as she reast in peace of christ Jesus Love. And Love and peace to her family.
February 22, 2013
God bless the family.
February 22, 2013
r.i.p.mrs staples
February 22, 2013
To the Staples Family,
May God comfort all of you during your time of sorrow.Like many I grew up listening to your musice and loving it all.Rest In Peace Cleotha
February 22, 2013
may the lord be with the family we all loved staples singers. PARTHENIA RUSS ELLISON QUINCY FLA
February 22, 2013
So sorry to hear of Cleotha Staples passing on.
May she rest in peace.

Pete Pittman (Nashville, TN)
February 22, 2013
my sympathy's to the staples sisters and their brother and family sorry to hear of your lost pops and you all where Chicago's finest
and we from the south side are so proud of you and you will be in my heart always.
February 22, 2013
R I P and THANKS!
February 22, 2013
Keeping your family lifted in prayer, your songs and talent will forever have a place in history as well as our hearts. Rest on Ms. Staples we love you We love pop staples and the beautiful music your family gave us.
The Robbins family ( Laurel Hill, Fl.)
February 22, 2013
YES GOOD OLE COUNTRY SINGING IN THE DAY, I STILL REMEMBER AND LOVE THE STAPLE SINGERS. PRAYERS TO ENTIRE FAMILY. MUCH LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS.
February 22, 2013
From the Jean & Jamilia Jackson...we send our condolences to the Staples family. As we know she is in a better place, we will miss her precious voice and gift of song. May God give the family comfort. Cleotha, may you rest in peace in Heaven.
February 22, 2013
my grandma loved the staples singers.whenever you came to memphis,tn.she would up and down with mavis when sang. they would wave from side to side.we love the family. may GOD BLESS.Mildred
February 22, 2013
We all loved the Staples singers, my father took me to see them in alabama @ a very young age, it was a family affair. My father loved pop's Staples.
February 22, 2013
TO THE STAPLES,FAMILY YOU HAVE MY CONDOLENCE YOU LET JESUS LEAD YOU AL THE WAY FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN REST IN PEACE.CLEOTHA.JOB WILL DONE.
February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 22, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Staples Singers' Family. R.I.P. Big Sister. I enjoyed the music of the Staples over the years. May God strengthen and keep you all.
February 22, 2013
My pray with the family keep looking up stay strong and keep holding hand and each other
February 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 22, 2013
Deepest sympathies I express to the Staples family . I,ve been a fan for many years . Your music has always inspired me . In my prayers I,m asking God to comfort and bless you . To Miss Cleo , Rest In Peace and thank you .
February 22, 2013
I will never forget the three beautiful sisters along with pop. My favorite "respect yourself" speaks for itself. Loved all of you. RIP
February 22, 2013
May you R.I.P your music will live on
February 22, 2013
My condolences to STAPLES family during this time of grief. my grandmother enjoyed your music.
February 22, 2013
when i was a teenager my mother used to play you all songs i grew up on the staples singer rite too this day i still listen to you all songs i am 50 years old now RIP ms.staples
February 22, 2013
My deepest sympathy for your loss to the Staples family. Thank you for your music, RIP Cleotha.
February 22, 2013
My sincere and deepest sympathy to all of you. I have always enjoyed your music. May your legacy live on.
February 22, 2013
God bless you and your family. May the singing that you did over the years, continue to bless those who heard your wonderful music. I loved those songs and will continue to hear them in my heart. May heaven smile upon you and yours.

God Bless
Rev. Dr. Charlene forney Hemphill
February 22, 2013
R.I.P. Ms. Cleotha Staples love you and your sisters and Pops my favorite song was "I'll take you there" may God keep you at peace
February 22, 2013
Love is the answer!
February 22, 2013
To the Staples Family...I offer you my deepest sympathy and thank you for sharing your gift of song to the world.

C Johnson, Georgia
February 22, 2013
To The Staples' Family,
I've enjoyed your music for years. My prayers are with you and the family
February 22, 2013
I,am sorry to hear about your siter,I grew up listening to the staples singers and i loved to see pops play the guitar .Every time i hear I take u there or respect your self ,i turn my radio up .May MS. CLEO RIP. ,SHE will be truly miss.
February 22, 2013
I apologize for your lost. I love your music and you are going to really missed. Love your fan!
February 22, 2013
Dear Staples Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
February 22, 2013
To the Staples Family: My late parents was the reason I fell in love with the Staples Singers music. They would always play their music in our home. May God grant you peace and comfort during your time of sorrow.
February 22, 2013
Rest in Peace, sweet lady. Thanks for the memories and the sweet music. My condolences to the Staple family.
February 22, 2013
Love your family music. Rest in peace.
February 22, 2013
The Sound of your Voice, your good nature and Smiles will always remain in my heart, You're Home Now!! RIP!!
February 22, 2013
"I'll Take You There" is the most soulful song ever recorded. God bless and keep you all as you say goodbye to Cleotha.
February 22, 2013
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 22, 2013
To the Staples Family: My prayers are with you. I truly remember remember singing along to your songs back in the 70's. Your music certainly imspired many of us that were going through difficult times back then. There is nothing anyone can say nor do to ease your grief. But God will give you the strength to get through it. Pray daily for faith, it is God's gift. Faith is your only requisite for the accomplishment of mighty deeds. You also have to pray always, but upon Faith alone is your answer to getting through the days ahead. I will keep you in my prayers and God Bless.
February 22, 2013
My deepest sympathies for your loss. May God's Word strengthen you during this difficult time. For he will deliver the poor one crying for help, also the afflicted one and whoever has no helper. He will feel sorry for the lowly one and the poor one, And the souls of the poor ones he will save. Psalms 72:12, 13
February 22, 2013
Missing you Sis. Your little brother Henry Staples and Family. See you there
February 22, 2013
To the Staples Family,
Pastor Harold B. Dawson, Jr. and the family of New Life Christian Church, formerly known as New Hope International Ministries wish to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to you regarding the transitioning of Ms. Cleotha Staples. It's never easy to let go of our loved ones but remember our lives here are but a pause along the pathway back to our maker. This did not catch God by surprise so the present request is that you be given His peace which surpasseth all understanding. Know that He loves you all and is doing what is best for all. You are being remembered in our prayers.
February 22, 2013
I've been a fan since the 60's, but now POPS has come to take you there. Thank you for the many memories when I hear your music. Condolences to the family. RIP Cleeotha!!!
February 22, 2013
To the family of Cleotha Staples:
I was saddened to hear of the passing of one of your loved ones.I can truly say the songs that the family sung were an inspiration to many people.
May the love of God empower you all with strength and power during this difficult time.
God Bless
February 22, 2013
FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS OF CLOTHAS, MAY
YOU HAVE COMFORT IN I TH. 4:13-18. MANY
THANKS TO POP AND THE ENTIRE STAPLES CIRCLE FOR SHARING YOUR LOVED ONE GIFT OF
MUSIC ON A GLOBAL LEVEL. CELEBRATE HER
LIFE, CHERISH HER MEMORIES, AND BE THANKFUL FOR THE BLESSING JESUS BESTOED UPON YOU TO KNOW HER ON A PERSONAL AND
INTIMATE LEVEL.
SINCERE PRAYERS THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU
PERFECT PEACE AND KEEP YOU STEADFAST.
SYMPATHY AS DEEP AND WIDE AS THE OCEAN,
RONNIE AND BREN HARRELL
February 22, 2013
Rest in peace my sister, and my prayer to the family.
February 22, 2013
Rest In Peace.And Condolence to the Family.
February 22, 2013
To the Staples Family, sorry for your loss.
February 22, 2013
I'm sorry to hear of the death of a legend. My prayers are with the family during this time of bereavement.
February 22, 2013
To the Staples family you have my sincere sympathy. I grew up on your music. Stay strong and remember the song "I'll Take You There" God Bless you all.
February 22, 2013
My prayers are with the staples family.RIP cleotha staples
February 22, 2013
I am always saddened upon hearing when one of the greats have departed. I always treasure those beautiful songs from this family whenever I hear them. God bless them and comfort the Staple Family in their time of need.
February 22, 2013
'I'LL TAKE YOU THERE' WAS & STILL IS A #1 HIT AROUND THE COUNTRY..OUR GOD HAS NOW TAKEN YOU THERE, WHERE AIN'T NOBODY CRYING ..MY PRAYERS & HEARTFELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE STAPLES FAMILY.
February 22, 2013
RIP, and God Bless You.
February 22, 2013
May the grace of God comfort your family during your time of sorrow.
Your loss is Heavens gain.
February 22, 2013
TO THE STAPLES I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SHE IS THE LORD NOW. I GREW UP WITH YOUR MUSIC AND IT WAS GREAT.
February 22, 2013
I'll Take You There!! Peace be with your family....
February 22, 2013
RIP may God bless you in your time of need.
February 22, 2013
God Bless the family. Beautiful lady. ...Beautiful music
February 22, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Staples Family. I have always love your family and music. RIP Cleotha
February 22, 2013
Dear Staples family; we were sorry to read of the passing of Ms Staples. We are never prepared for the passing of our loved ones, and this is because we were not created to die. Our Creator created mankind to live forever. Soon God will return the earth back to a paradise and Ms Staples will be able to live on earth eternally.
February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013
To the Staples family, I enjoyed your gospel music. May God strengthen you as time passes. Sending prayers and sympathy.
February 22, 2013
Thank you so very much for all you gave us.....now rest.
February 22, 2013
I'm from Boston and we loved The Staples very much. They were all about soul and feeling good about yourself. They were about God and being positive. God knows we need them again. I'm grateful for having Pops and his daughters when we did. God bless The Staples.
February 22, 2013
To the family,
God bless you all, keep the faith and memories close.
February 22, 2013
May God Bless the Staples Family. Your music will always be inspirational for all that listen.
February 22, 2013
The music that Cleotha and her siblings instilled great pride, in me, as a young child. As musicians, they all gave unselfishly, to the world. Rest Well, my Sister
February 22, 2013
Rest On My sister and enjoy your reunion with Mom and Pops and Cynthia. To Pervis, Mavis and Yvonne, our prayers are with you; we celebrate your legacy.
February 22, 2013
RIP.
February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013
God Bless this family during this trying time! I remember your song I'll Take You There! I'm sure she's enjoying that place she sung about, "Heaven!" CDillard. ATL/New Orleans
February 22, 2013
My love go out to all the staple singer and group you all in my pray.
February 22, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 22, 2013
One of the moving groups that always Blessed me growing up all my life. Cleotha....rest well.....love never dies.. Donald...Sparks, Nevada.
February 22, 2013
HAPPY ARE THE PURE IN HEART,SINCE THEY WILL SEE GOD."SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..NC~
February 22, 2013
Your light will shine forever, Rest in peace and The Staples family stay strong I have always love your music. God Bless
February 22, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 22, 2013
To God Be The Glory for all the Great the things he has done! We really enjoyed the beautiful music given by Cleotha and the Staples family. May God richly bless and keep your family.
With Much Respect,
February 22, 2013
Dear Staples family, my love and prayers go out to you all.
February 22, 2013
To The Family of Cleotha Staples: I want to greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to extend to you as the Staples Family members, that God knows what is best for us and that he has called home an angel who will be so greatly missed and admired. God will bring you comfort in this time of breavement and provide you with great strength to see you through this tremedious loss. I want to say that my heart is filled with tears of joy to see that your family member is now in a better place and is in the arms of God. Peace, Love, Joy, Warmeth, and Endurance will see you through eventhough your love one has gone on home to paradise. Keep your head high and remember who knows what's best for our lives as well as the way we live our lives daily. I sincerely hope that this message will bring you some comfort in letting you know that you are not alone and that God is everywhere. Staples Family Members; all you have to do is called on the name of Jesus Christ and he will give you peace and comfort.
February 22, 2013
I loved the Staples I Take you There. God bless the family of Cleotha.
February 22, 2013
I LOVE THE STAPLES SINGERS
February 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 22, 2013
"Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth."(Matt. 6:9,10) We await that day when this prayer will be fulfilled.
February 22, 2013
My family and I first saw you and your family perform at the Abysennia Baptist Church in Newark NJ. When you all had finished,my grandmother cooked for you. It was one of the best memories of my life. I have sinced married and moved from NJ but your family has been talkd about to my husband and all of our children. May God protect you and your family(saw Mavis at the Grammy Awards) and may you Rest in Peace with your family members who have gone before you.

GB in Colonie
February 22, 2013
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW
February 22, 2013
A very musical and talented family...Rest In Peace...your music will live on...

V.C. Columbus OH
February 22, 2013
May GOD BLESS you and your family in your time of need!
February 22, 2013
TO THE FAMILY YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHY,I JUST LOVE YOU ALL.I PRAY YOUR STRENTGHT IN THE LORD WILL CARRY THROUGH THE SAD MOMNET.
February 22, 2013
Staples Family:

As you know, God is in charge!! Rest in peace.
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