Mario L. Staples "Pooh," 44, born on September 25, 1977, raised in Champaign, Illinois, to his loving mother Carolyn R. Harvey and father Burnell Staples.
Mario’s earthly story ended on Monday, April 19, 2021, at about 5:40 am.
Mario leaves many lasting memorable moments as a brother, uncle, father, and grandfather.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his new bride, Bria Staples, his loving mother Carolyn R. Harvey, three precious daughters, Jayanna Wright (Jeanine Wright), Taniyyah Brown, Talicia Brown (Tasha Brown), Two gorgeous grandchildren, Jeviyah and Izaiah, several siblings, Wandjell Harvey, Burnell Staples, and Mardisco Staples of Champaign, Illinois and other loving siblings not listed, countless nieces and nephews, and a lifelong friend Tafonda Plamer.
Even though the sudden life for Mario has departed, we as family and friends will remember Mario as the comedian that enjoyed telling jokes and loved to cook. He was a Master Chef on the grill. He could flip a burger and tell some funny jokes simultaneously.
Through all the good and bad times, our family could have a good laugh when "Pooh Stape" around.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance," Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 NIV.
A Celebration of Life will commence at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 1215 W. Bradley Ave., Urbana. Eulogist: Rickey E. Parks. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow after services at Lincoln Cemetery.
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