Claudine Stafford
Claudine Stafford
  • January 9, 1928 - December 13, 2017
  • Hazlehurst, Mississippi

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Claudine Stafford, 89, passed from this life Wednesday, December 13, 2017, surrounded by her family at home.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 11:00am, Friday, December 15, 2017, in the funeral home chapel. Private interment services will be held.

A longtime resident of Pearl, Claudine had lived near her family in Hazlehurst for several years. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven. Claudine was a true Christian mother, and like the Biblical mother of Proverbs, her greatest joy was in providing for her family. She enjoyed cooking for her family and their friends, many of whom also called her "Mom". A gifted seamstress, her sewing and crochet creations will long be treasured by their recipients. She also enjoyed fishing. Beloved by all who were blessed to have known her, Claudine will best be remembered for her legacy of faith and love.

Claudine was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Clifford Stafford, in 1999.

Survivors include sons, Bobby Johnson (Margret), Lewis Johnson (Cindy), Clark Stafford (Lori), and Cliff Stafford, Jr. (Debra); daughters, Sherri Hollis (Don), Sheila Burd (Steve), and Angel Olinger (Jason); sisters, Louise Roberts and Alma Quirl; grandchildren, David, Jeffrey, Melissa, Stacey, Chuck, Darla, Clayton, Jenna, Phillip, Mary, Cara, Donnie, Katie, Laci, Paden, Audrey, Dylan, and Jamie; and 32 great-grandchildren.