Stephen Lee "Steve" Stafford, (69), of Lilburn Georgia, died Tuesday, March 8 at Gwinnett Medical Center. He was a native of Charlotte, NC and the son of the late Earl Thomas Stafford and Thelma Geraldine Robinson. Steve was retired from The Travelers Insurance Companies and The U.S. Army/Army Reserve. He retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Sergeant Major. Steve was a member of the American Legion Post 150 and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. He is survived by his spouse, Isabel, and his four children, Stephani Sparks of Trinity, NC; Jeffrey Stafford and wife, Mary, of Coral Springs, FL; Jennifer Parrish of Conover, NC; and Christopher Stafford and wife, Claudine, of Lawrenceville, GA.. He is also survived by his two brothers, Donald Stafford and wife, Della, of Iron Station, NC; Gerald Stafford and wife, Reba, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and his sister, Jeanne Stafford Gibson of Matthews, NC. Steve is also survived by 7 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and 14 nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church with Reverend Jessica Terrell presiding. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Georgia National Military Cemetery in Canton, Georgia on Friday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church, in memory of Stephen L Stafford. Condolences may be emailed to Wages Funeral Home at www.wagesandsons.com in care of the Stafford Family.

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  1. Blessings Stafford family,

    I know you are all heartbroken at Steve’s death. I pray for you all that God will comfort you and keep you during this time. I grew up in Coulwood and certainly enjoyed the friendship we had on Kimmswick Road. May the God of all comfort be with you in this time of need.
    Jean Gregory Corbin

  2. Still hard to accept. He was a wonderful childhood friend and reconnected with him years ago. He spoke lovingly about his family. Prayers for peace and comfort to all of you.
    Rest well old friend

  3. It is really hard to believe Steve is not longer with us. I will never forget Steve and Tina. Spend many of years with them.

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many fond memories with the entire Stafford family growing up in Shannon Hills.. From Collecting coins to raking leaves to form a road in your yard so Jeff and I could play Dukes Of Hazzard. You all are in my thoughts and Prayers,

    Best Wishes,
    Neil

  5. God’s peace and comfort to my cousins. As “kids”, Steve inspired my model car hobby.
    Our love to each of you!
    Davy & Maddie

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