VIRGINIA BEACH – Sian Giselle Gabrielle Staggs, 47, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 4, 2010. Born July 10, 1963 in Trinidad and Tobago, she was the daughter of Eva J. Ali and the late Paul Ali.
Besides her mother, Sian is survived by her husband, Albert L. Staggs; a daughter, Jenny Mahoney and her husband, Joseph of South Carolina; two sons, Samuel Staggs and his wife, Reyna of Virginia and Brandon Staggs and his fiancé, Melissa Trackwell, both of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Elizabeth J. Staggs, Addyson Mahoney, and Charles Staggs; four sisters, Robin Boschert, Fern Savage, Tracy Bauer, and Cressida McDonald; and a brother, Shawn Ali. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Coral Watson; and a brother, Debrid Ali.
A private viewing was held at Family Choice Funerals and Cremations. Services and interment will be private.
The family wishes to express its gratefulness to the staff of Medi-Home Health and Hospice for their care and invite you to leave condolences using the online guestbook.Send Flowers
Sian and I have been sister in laws for many years. My friend goodbyes are never easy and generally cause a lot of pain! You have shared your life with us for many years and now the time to say goodbye is at hand. I will miss you more than you will know… I will miss the trips to the beach… You brought new meaning to the phrase “Road trip” . You have taught me about many things through out our life together it seems such a short time now where did the time go? Until we meet again in heaven I will cherish the fun and sad times spent together with you….. Until then I love you forever and always my best friend…..
Jenny and the Staggs Family,
Please accept my condolences, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
My dearest Sian, You taught me so much and never sugar-coated anything. You taught me to face things head on. Though we lost touch for so many years, I was so glad to reunite with you this summer. You were there when I needed someone to set me straight in CA. You were there when my little man was born and helped me when I was alone with 2 kids and their dad was in the field. Emily loved you and loved spending time with you. Matthew was always happy to see you and you always made time for everyone. You will be missed but I know we all be together again. You were and awesome lady and wonderful friend. I miss you. Mary(one of the 4 musketeers) Blame Albert for that name.
I will always remember her for her loving heart, and sweet nature.. Although we hadn’t spent much time together these last years.. she was dear to my heart..
Rest in peace..
Heather, Chris, Lauren, Christian, Holden, and Leighton
we love you, I love you more and will miss you even more.
Sian…a beautiful lady, inside and out…great friend…so glad for the time we got to spend together! You will be missed! To Sian’s family–Albert, Jenny (Joe, and family), Brandon (and Melissa), Sam (Reyna and family), sisters, brother, etc etc, thank you for welcoming us into your family…we love you and continue to pray for you.
To all of Sian’s family and friends we would like to express our condolences on the loss of a truly wonderful woman. Sian will always be the brightest star in the sky lighting the way for all to see. May God be with you during this time.
Dr. Naga and Staff
everyday a memory goes through my mind,,happy or sad it’s there.,,she pulled no punches,,told you straight up, started a a young age,we lost the greatest housekeeper ever,,mann i hated to take my shoes off when i visited lol..and unless for work,who wakes up and gets dresssed at 7 in the morning??,that’s how my sister was,always ready to go and do something, help someone!!..she was a LADY!!…Heavens’ gain is our loss……..
Rest In Peace my darling sister, and remember you are always in the heart – oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape – of your sister.
Sian today is October 4th 2010.It’s been a month since you left.I miss you.I miss your laugh when you would tell me about something Charles had done. I miss the love and pride in your voice when you would tell me about Elisabeth and Addyson. We had the best conversasions.We talked about everything and about nothing. We respected each other.Remember when we sat on the floor in my family room and went through Paul’s pictures? I’ll always treasure that.We lauged so much. That was my best one on one sister moment in my life.I can’t imagine it ever being topped.Sian I miss you and Coral so much.You two were my phone buddies.I miss conversations with you and with Her,and I miss the juicy gossip(laugh).
My world is less bright with you two gone. I love you and miss you dearly.
Sian, has it already been a month? Has it only been a month? I still hear your voice telling me to “do what you got to do” and “get out the bed, girl!” I haven’t been able to sleep late in awhile now… You are one of the best people I’ve ever known. You looked out for those who needed help and set those people straight who needed it!
I imagine by now you have heaven reorganized and everyone there jumps to when you walk in… They have probably put you on some welcoming committee, because you were always so good at making everyone feel comfortable in your home.
My favorite memories of you are the birthday weeks in California… cakes and parties every day! You, of course, organized everything! You always had the plan… Patty and I just went along if we knew what was good for us!!!!! Of course the birthday in July of this year was so very special! So glad to have that memory…
I miss you more than ever and you continue to inspire me to live my life and take care of myself. I love you so much! Rest well, my friend, you are out of pain now. See you when I get there… meet me at the gate so you can show me around!
Mom, its been a year since you left us. I miss you so much everyday. There are so many times when I just want to pick up the phone and hear your voice. Mom watch over us, know that we love you and miss your light every day.