Lula Lee Stamper, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in a local hospital.
She was a nursing assistant at Hutcheson Medical Center for 24 years. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she served in the choir and on the Mother’s Board. She was a former Eastern Star (Mary’s Chapel #33). Lula was a Granny Volunteer at Avondale Head Start.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Robert Stamper; son, Donald Speaks; father, Shannon Simmons; mother, Mattie Bowens; sisters, May and Cleo; brothers, G.W., Ronnie, Billy, Sherman, and Henry.
Survivors include her son, John Speaks of Chattanooga; daughters, Barbara Speaks of Louisville, KY and Inita Blanks of Chattanooga; adopted daughters, Brittany Stamper and Felicia Stamper; four grandchildren, Anthony Sivels, Tyniski Thaxton, Makaylah Blanks-Willis, and Shannon Speaks; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Janice) Bowens of Florence, AL and Albert Bowens, Jr. of Atlanta; sisters, Nona Jordan of Florence, AL and Doris (Reverend Lawrence) Fuqua of Killen, Al.; special family and friends, Hazel Simmons, Mary Jane Fuqua, George Ricks, Louise Hubbard, Leonard Ross, and Pauline Garth; niece, Sherita Hutchinson; a host of other relatives and friends.
She will lie in state on Saturday, July 13, after 12:30 p.m. with a family hour from 6-7:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Sunday, July 14, at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Ronald Tucker as the eulogist. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.