Obituary posted by : Carmen Stallworth-Clark , Daughter
A Time To Be Born:
Lether Ann Chambers was born in Bishopville, South Carolina on June 26, 1937 to Estelle White. Lether also had two brothers that preceded her in death: Lucious White and Willie White. She also had an adopted brother, Felix White that also preceded her in death.
A Time to Learn:
Lether was educated through the South Carolina Public School System. Lether brushed up on her skills by attending training through her local union, 1199C were she later worked in the Food Service Department at Hahnemann University.
A Time to Love:
Lether Ann Chambers met Ollie Stallworth, Sr. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They married in March of 1964 at Wayland Temple in Philadelphia, PA. Through their union Ollie Sr. and Lether gave birth to one son, Mark and five daughters, Cynthia, Sherry, Clara, Carmen and Christelle. Lether (also referred to as Nana) also has the following stepchildren, Ollie Jr., Beatrice (deceased), Gregory (deceased), Barbara and Patricia. One grandchild preceded her in death, Shegun Yusuf Alagabo and step-grandchild Patricia Nicole. Lether (Nana) loved her family very much and everybody loved her.
A Time To Serve:
She was a devoted servant for the Lord and a dedicated member of the Deliverance Evangelistic Church. In earlier years Mother Stallworth as she was known to her church family, attended the Spirit & Truth COGIC and Victory Community Baptist Church. Mother Stallworth was very known to be compassionate to others and anointed.
She recognized Jesus Christ as her personal savior and enjoyed attending Tuesday morning bible teachings with Rev. Helen Parks and 7:00 a.m. Sunday Services with Pastor Wesley Pinnock and many of the ministries at DEC.
A Time To Work:
Lether worked in the hospitality industry for the majority of her life. She worked for a number of Philadelphia Restaurants and healthcare centers in food service. She worked primarily for Hahnemann University for over 10 years and retired. In previous years, she worked alongside her husband, Ollie Sr. as part of his cleaning crew for Colonial Beef Company.
A Time To Give:
Lether was much loved and respected by her family as well as the Germantown community in which she lived. She was known for her cooking skills in the kitchen and at times would feed many family and friends that came to visit. She always opened her home to others. There was always something on the stove! She was well-known to the neighbors of Knox and Manheim Streets as “Mrs. Stallworth” or “Nana”.
A Time To Die:
Lether “Nana” lost her fight with cancer on January 16, 2007 at 2:43 a.m. with her children around her sleeping at her beside. Although she lost the fight with cancer, she was victorious because she is in heaven with the love of her life and soul mate, Ollie Sr. rejoicing, shouting and singing with the Lord.
A Time to Continue Her Legacy and Cherish:
Lether “Nana” leaves behind to cherish her memory and continue her legacy: One son, Mark; five daughters, Cynthia, Sherry, Clara, Carmen and Christelle; One stepson, Ollie Jr.; two stepdaughters: Barbara and Patricia. One step-daughter-in-law, Rosalind and two son-in-laws, Lamont and Robert, Jr. First cousin & close friend: Ada Bell Brown. Grandchildren: Vertone, Kaisha, Ayo, Sabree, Shaina, Calvin, April, Carey, Jocelyn, Melissa, Nia (Timothy), Harry, Christian, Grace and Ruth. Step-grand children: Antonio, Eduardo, Conchetta, Hubert, Jr., Christopher, Caryn, Stephone, Cordelia, Shanaya, Selena, Adrena, 29 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and treasured friends.
HOME GOING SERVICES
Tuesday, January 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
Viewing: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
DELIVERANCE EVANGELISTIC CHURCH
2001 W. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Rev. Benjamin Smith, Sr., Founder
Rev. Glen Spaulding, Senior Pastor