Nona L. Starks

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Nona Laura “Schoochie” Gordan Starks Born February 18, 1939 to James and Virginia Gordan in Pulaski, Virginia. She was the third of seven children.

Nona went to Calfee Elementary then to Christian Burge high school in Pulaski, Virginia. From there, the family moved to Columbus, Ohio where she continued her education at Central high school where she met James E. Starks III, whom she later married and birthed five children.

Nona was in the order of Eastern Star (Ruth). Nona work at Riverside Methodist hospital where she retired Nona loved to go fishing with her beloved sister Hilda and Loved to ride the Mega bus to Illinois with her sister Joe. Nona loved to dance and have a “funky good time”.

Nona was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church. Nona is preceded in her death by her parents James and Virginia Gordan, and sisters Dianne Gwendolyn Gordan Wells, Hilda Alexandra and Marion Harvey and grandson Walter V. “Pooder” Lovett Jr.

Nona leaves to cherish her memories, sisters, Shirley Hendricks, Joyce Wilson, and Barbara Foster; children, Betty Burrs, James E. (Collette) Starks IV, Laurie (Rodney) Jamison, Donna (Alfonzo Clarkson), and Tracey Starks; a legacy of 16 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; best friend, Janice Hawkins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I Give unto you; Let not your heart be troubled”. John 14:27

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.


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  1. Betty and Donna I am so sorry for your loss I am praying that God gives you both strength to make it through this time I will continue to keep you and your family in my Prayers…God Bless.

  2. Im so very sorry for you all’s lost and am praying for you all’s strength and peace as you all go through.

  3. Jinene Campbell

    Sorry for your lose

  4. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.May God bless your family with peace.

  5. Joseph Holloway

    May the strength of the Lord lift you up in this time of sorrow. Prayers and condolences to the whole family❤ from the Holloway family.

  6. Kevin &. Clinetta Jamilah , Aliyah , Ayesha Muhammad

    To my Starks family

    My condolences to my family for the passing away of your mother. May God keep your hearts and spirits during this time.

    Love. The. Muhammad Family

  7. Thanks my dear friend lots of hugs and kisses

  8. Ethel conway scofield

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family.

  9. My condolences to the Starks family my prayers and love to you all

  10. Madgie Hairston ( Bradley)

    Sending love & hugs and condolences to the Starks family of the passing of Mrs. Schoochie. Lean on God for strength during this difficult times.

  11. NATALIE Williams

    My condolences to the Stark family may God be with you all

  12. To The Starks Family You Are In My Prayer Tracia Stay Strong Love You If You Need Me Let Me Know. CHER JOHNSON &FAMILY


  14. The Jamison Family

    Continued Love and Blessings to your Beautiful family

  15. Love you grandma rest in peace .

  16. I love you grandma.miss you❤

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