Lashelle Denise Clifford, age 51, was granted her wings on Saturday, January 9, 2021, following her third courageous journey with cancer. Born on November 22, 1969 to Erskine Clifford and the late Joyce Lee (James) Clifford. She accepted Christ into to her life at an early age at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Canton, Ohio. Her devotion and belief in God’s healing power supported her through her journey and gave her strength and peace in her hardest times. She has been rewarded for a job well done.
She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce Lee (James) Clifford and daughter Nariah Christine Clifford.
She leaves to cherish her memories her father Erskine Clifford of Massillon, Ohio, son SPC. Christopher Eric Fite of El Paso,Texas, Big, Little sister Shrita Marie Clifford (MaKaelen Armstrong); Special nephew Kameron Depriest Boler (C’ieoni Brown); Special great-nephew Kaden Darius Boler; Best friend of over 30 years and Godfather to her son, Michael Walls ; Special cousins Monica Miles and Peggy Floyd all of Canton, Ohio; Along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends who will miss her dearly.
Lashelle was a graduate of Timken Senior High School class of 88’ and has been employed by the Stark County W.I.C. Office for the past 12 years. Her soft spoken voice and calm shy demeanor often lead others to believe she did not have much to say, however, she was full of humor and personality. If she gave you for that sneaky grin before she spoke, you knew you were in for a good laugh.
She was a big sister to many and always up for a good conversation. She was not afraid to speak her mind and tell you exactly what you needed to hear. But, she was so caring and uplifting. She would always look to do things for people in her own special way. The mother/son bond shared between her and Christopher was one to be admired. She was a proud Army Mom and made sure that he knew and felt her love. Lashelle was known for being an avid, organized shopper. Not many great deals got away from her. If you were in need of something, she was surely the person to call. She enjoyed spending time with her family & friends and repping her Pittsburgh Steelers. Lashelle entered her final journey with her faith, courage, and a determination to beat the odds and she had everyone who loved her cheering her on #TeamLashelle. Lashelle Denise Clifford is truly going to be missed.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 700 Market Ave. S. Canton, Ohio 44702. A private service for immediate family and close friends will be held in the church on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arraignments. Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.