Alfonza Stakley, MD
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 5, 1939
  • Date of passing: Feb 17, 2014
Let the memory of Alfonza be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alfonza Stakley, MD, 74, born on November 5, 1939 and passed away on February 17, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Please take a moment to leave a tribute or write a story. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Roberta Yvonne King on 19th February 2017

"Just wanted to leavde a message we used to always joke around and now I'm getting old and I have no one to come to but in the spirit you told me I didn't need a thing just keep living so I'm going to take your advice and do that miss you I looked over at your beautiful wife and I can see she miss you too and I continue to pray for you and she's getting better I know she misses you but she never miss a sunday at church and praise God for you as I said today but I meant like Doc what can I do about this pain ???"

This tribute was added by Terri Stallings on 6th November 2016

"It still seems like yesterday that my doctor went to be with the Lord.  I haven't found a doctor yet with his knowledge or passion of caring for people.  I still miss him so much.  Absolutely no one like Dr. Stakley!"

This tribute was added by Stacy Brown on 13th April 2016

"He treated his patience with dignity and respect. I remember doing research for him when I was in college. I know he overpaid me at the time but I was so grateful for the opportunity and the pay :-). He made my mother feel comfortable and respected. I will always be great ful for his demeanor, his care, his Faith and his commitment."

This tribute was added by pam glasker on 29th February 2016

"The comfort that this memorial gives is not even measurable ... May Dr. Stakley's entire family take care & continue to walk this journey always celebrating the time & love displayed by him... Cynthia, Sydney, & Steven I've never met you but I so appreciate my daughter and granddaughters having the opportunity... I pray you are all in good health.. You as well Tyrone I only can imagine... May GOD hold each of you & guide you on your path.... I still miss Dr Stakley's mom so much. Thank you Steven for healing is ongoing...yet GOD IS."

This tribute was added by keila Rosa on 17th February 2016

"It's being 2 years that  you left and I still miss you a lot Dr Stakley. Your were always a great person and great example to follow. I am deeply sad ,I remember how things happend but I know now you are in a better place with the Lord. I learn a lot from you Dr Stakley and I still see a lot of your patients and I do my best to take care of them because thats what you teach me is Love others and as part of my job is that care,love etc. And I know if you were a live this is one of the things that you will continue to remind us to care for our patients.you will be always in our mind your were and will always be so special in my life. Thank you for all you did for me and my family."

This tribute was added by Mel Robison on 17th February 2016

"Our family was privledged to have Dr Stakley in our lives as a Dr friend and mentor for over 25 years.  You are forever missed and were salt and light; truly one of a kind.  You were used of the Lord to sustain my husbands life and we will always be greatful for the years of wise counsel and good health we received due to God using you.   Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to seeing you again when we mert again on the other side. The Mel Robison Family"

This tribute was added by clyde cassel on 17th February 2016

"Two years!! Wow..Still very much missed brother.. Closed the pharmacy and retired last December. Will do all I can to reach out and touch as many lives as I can, in the way YOU touched mine..RIP!!"

This tribute was added by Terri Stallings on 6th November 2015

"As we celebrate the life of a General in medicine and ministry, we are honored to have known Dr. STAKLEY.  There just isn't another doctor like him.  We truly miss him.  Knowing we will meet again is a blessing.  To God be the glory!"

This tribute was added by Mel Robison on 14th March 2015

""Dr Stakley will truly be missed.  He was our family physician and friend for over 20 years. He was not only the best Dr anyone could be blessed enough to have  but a Spiritual mentor to our family. God used Dr Stakley to sustain and lengthen my husbands life. Dr Stakley heard from the Spirit of God and told my husband to have an operation which indeed lengthened his life.  My dad and husband of 28yrs also joined precious Dr Stakley in Heaven in March and April of 2014.  I believe they are all in that great cloud of witnesses with the Lord.  All of our love and prayers to Dr Stakleys Family and staff.  This world, our lives and now heaven have been enhanced from his life.""

This tribute was added by clyde cassel on 17th February 2015

"We are celebrating your going home day here at Short Stop. Your efforts in establishing us within the community and the many patients who's lives you changed will never be forgotten! Rest and continue to enjoy the peace you earned...until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Roberta Yvonne King on 6th November 2014

"To the Family;
I'll always remember Dr. Stakley, his friendlyness, we met years ago maybe 27 or 29, and he always treated me like a friend, I'll never forget the time he and his beautiful wife come to me house, just pick  some  real fresh collered greens I had in  my garden, I  try to get him to give me a phyical to see if everything I was doing was right, he would look at me and say, you don't need me, keep doing what your doing and you be allright, he would always shout this out to me. I believe this was his way of let me know he was & has pray for me to have long life,  I'm now 83years old, I miss you" every Sun  I look over and see you beautiful wife, and I see her strengh, she too misses you" she also know that your in God hands and she too will see you again. much love to your family. Bigmomma"

This tribute was added by pam glasker on 5th November 2014

"GOD's perfect love whispers a celebration during this special day and always....."

This tribute was added by Melvin W Williams on 5th November 2014

"Marilyann & I have been deeply enriched by our 50 + year relationship.with Alphonsa. More simply put when met in Washington's Kappa House on R St. NW we became instant brothers and companions for life's journey which was unimaginable at that beginning. Through his material and spiritual generosity Al progressed in his relationship with the Almighty making him welcome and humbled upon reaching his side last year. May all who  love Al look forward to joining him in paradise until we are each called to our reward,and may the blessings of being in his company bring the special feelings we each  possess help  sustain us as he showed by his excellent example.  Rejoicing Marilyann & Melvin Williams"

This tribute was added by clyde cassel on 5th November 2014

"Happy Birthday brother....PEACE be with you! We'll meet again."

This tribute was added by Jessica Stakley on 28th October 2014

"I'm  sorry I  didn't get a  chance to  get  to know you more and bridge  the gaps  grandma Mag  left  behind. I  can't  wait  to  hug  you,  my dad Billy  and  grandma  in  the future with tears of  joy.  Stakley  love...."

This tribute was added by Marzett Stakley on 6th September 2014

"To My Uncle Al , You will be missed very much, I'm glad we had to time to catch up and just talk like we did when I was a small child growing up, You are truly one of a kind I'm honored to call you my Uncle Al.....I know I will see you again till then rest in peace Uncle......."

This tribute was added by jeannine shelton on 29th August 2014

"My mom started going to Dr Stakley when I was about 10 years old...He has always been like family all I know is he would check us then we would all get in a circle and pray. The best doctor I know...wow as I type I cant help but smile because I know he is smiling down...May God bless your family through this time...I been there five years ago....I remember going into the office to tell him my mom passed, he was lost for words because his prayer partner was gone..I thank God for a caring Doctor like him he helped so many in the community...God bless your family,"

This tribute was added by Valerie Thrash on 13th April 2014

"I did not know that Dr. Stanley had passed, he was my doctor for a while.  He was always very kind to me and took time to listen to what I had to say, he was never in a hurry."

This tribute was added by Rashon Graham on 7th April 2014

"I did not know that Dr. Stakely. passed away he was a god man of Christ. He was my fathers doctor and my doctor. I will pray for his family, he will be missed. God Bless his family."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Joseph on 2nd April 2014

"A tribute to Dr. Stakley. My Doctor, My Friend, My Mentor, My example of a Godly Man, and one of the angels God assigned to me. It's been well over a month since his passing, and it stills feels as if I got the news yesterday. Words alone can't express how much of a blessing Dr. was to my life, and to the lives of some of my family members. During the 29 years I have known my Doctor/friend he never once gave me a reason not to trust him. Always instilling the word, praying and laying hands, sharing how much he thanked God daily for his gracious wife Cynthia & their family, teaching me by words and living example how to know a Godly man, and being the father figure I needed during one of the most devastating time in my life. I will forever hold his words of wisdom deep in my heart, and I am continuously thankful to God that he allowed Dr. to be apart of my life for 29 years, and I am so happy that before my Doctor/friend left this earth, I had the opportunity over the years to tell him how much my family and I loved and appreciated him. I look forward to seeing him again. Cynthia may you and your family continue to be  strengthen daily through God's word, and thank you for sharing Dr. with my family.

Continued Blessing / Love
Stephanie Joseph"

This tribute was added by Robert Bolen, Sr on 4th March 2014

"When I learned about the passing of Dr. Stakley, I was in shocked.  I have been a patient of his for a very long time.  My heart is heavy knowing I'm not going see him again on earth, but is joyful at the same time knowing I will be able to see him again in heaven.  To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.  May GOD strengthen the Stakley family during this time and know you are all in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Pamela Huley on 2nd March 2014

"It was sad to hear that Dr. Stakley passed. May the family find comfort in the Word and the memories of his great life. We are fellow members of CCC and will remember seeing him on many occasions at church activities. We pray for strength and peace for Mrs. Stakley and the entire family."

This tribute was added by Annie Hall-Eskridge on 1st March 2014

"Dr. Stakley will be missed. When I first moved to California, he gave me good Words of Wisdom about California. He also told me to keep my eyes on Jesus and I would be alright. He was my medical doctors for years and he will be missed but the Word of God that he shared will not."

This tribute was added by pam glasker on 28th February 2014

"A legacy was made. May it continue with each and every one Dr. Stakley has touched as you reflect on the memories. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Dr. Stakley but from all that I've heard he was a great man of honor, integrity, and tenderness that was only enlightened by his wisdom. I feel so fortunate to have known his mom, it feels like just touching the hem of his clothing. Mrs. M. Stakley was outstanding lady who shared her life with so many. She, taught Me as you know better, you do better. When we miss someone just knowing we will see them again brings comfort. To Mrs. Stakley, Steven, Sidney, to the entire family may Almighty GOD shine HIS light in your darkest moments."

This tribute was added by Jon Carr on 28th February 2014

"Dear Stakley Family,
Thank you for sharing Dr. Stakley with us. He is one of the greatest examples of Christ that we have ever met. My wife Debra and I LOVED our visit's to his office. Most of which were not for medical purposes but because we enjoyed talking to him. He inspired us. He was like the Holy Spirit a comforter, counselor and friend. We miss him already.

We will continue to keep you family in our prayers. "What a wonderful God we have - He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trails. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (TLB)

With Deepest Sympathy,
Jon and Debra"

This tribute was added by Rose Brown on 27th February 2014

"Doctor Stakley was not only an excellent physican but an awesome man of God. He always had an encouraging word. He will be MISSED!

Our prayers are with Mrs Cynthia and the rest of his family.

Don and RoseMary Brown"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Brown on 27th February 2014

"It was such a blessing to grow up knowing Dr. Stakley and his family.  As a member of CCC I often remember Apostle walking the isles asking him, if he was correct when referring to some issues related to medicine.  I loved how he could become apart of the service.  I also thought it was so powerful for people to know we had doctors in our community.  Dr. Stakley and his family were great role models for God and of successful people in the world.  He was also such a loving person.  He will truly be missed by so many."

This tribute was added by Crystal LEWIS on 27th February 2014

"My Heart is very heavy and broken. I have know Dr. Alfonso Stakely for 28 blessed years. He has been like a Father to me, and I will never forget how he helped me not only when I was sick physically, but also going through mental challenges...There was not a day that I did not come in to see him and he would not pray for and with me... He walked me through some very rough times in my Life, and I will be eternally grateful to Him... He was A True Man Of GOD, and YOU Dr. Stakely, will always hold a special place in MY HEART!!! Rest In Paradise Anointed Blessed Man Of God. Until We Meet Again...Love You Always And Forever!!!"

This tribute was added by sonny su'a on 27th February 2014

"A Gentle Giant, among men. Dr. Stakley, has been my in-laws doctor for many years, and now I've been blessed to know him as a friend as well as a patient. He would know why I was visiting before I walked through the door to say what was hurting. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to embrace his love and wisdom as a doctor and as a human being. We will truly miss him. Thank you Heavenly Father, for sharing such a great man with us. We sincerely appreciate the Stakley family for the unselfish act of love, we are able to attend his memorial services. Our sincerest condolences for your great loss. May the Good Lord continue to embrace your family with love during this time and always. God Bless You All always."

This tribute was added by Rick Eubanks on 27th February 2014

"I'm deeply sadden to hear of the passing of our beloved doctor. Dr. Stakley was my personal physician for over 18 years. He was a friend I depended on in crisis or when all was going great. He would pray with me after each visit or we would exchange bible verses. Dr was always engaging, impact full and uplifting he was a truly special man in every sense of the word . Gone but never forgotten"

This tribute was added by yvonne dawson on 26th February 2014

"To the Family of Doctor Stakley;

My family and I are so grateful to have had Dr Stakley as our family Doctor, he has been both a Blessing and a Comfort to us, we will miss Him and his Ministry very much. You are in our prayers."

This tribute was added by ken sparks on 26th February 2014

"For 29 years he was the perfect neighbor.  I will miss our "sidewalk chats" during which we attempted to solve the problems of the world.  I will be unable to attend the services on Thursday but will be there in spirit.  "Rest well, my friend"."

This tribute was added by zanita glasker on 26th February 2014

"Uncle Al always showed exceptional character, while never changing his tone! He was truly an AWESOME person with a GREAT spirit!"

This tribute was added by Roberta Yvonne King on 25th February 2014

"I don't have anymore tears left but it doesn't matter, the tears don't take away the pain, what I do have is the great pleasure of knowing that he and his family know the Word of God, and that he's with our Father, may his soul rest in peace.
Even through I'm not there with you now I feel your strength."

This tribute was added by Terri Stallings on 25th February 2014

"Dr. Stakley, who I many times with a slip of the tongue called him "Pastor Stakley" has been the Stallings' family doctor for more than 20 years. We will fondly remember how he cared for us and removed the charges, MANY TIMES, unknown by us (we found out later).  He used to read our TB tests on our arms during Sunday service some years.  When I was diagnosed with Lupus back in 1999, he was a constant encouragement.  He gave me the meds I needed and he gave me the Word, as he prayed for me each office visit.  He said, Terri you are a walking miracle.  I believe that!  My family will miss him terribly and we know we'll see him again.  Until then, we are holding the entire family in prayer knowing that God is the God of all comfort to those who mourn.  Cynthia we love you!  He was a life that kept on giving!  He served, he worshipped, he gave, he loved.  Now he is resting from his labor which was extremely awesome.  Now he has the ultimate retirement.  WE love you Dr. Stakley - there can be but "ONE".  Ministers' John and Terri Stallings and daughter Leilani."

This tribute was added by lauai pulu on 25th February 2014

"Our family is so sad to hear about Dr. Stakely's passing. We have known him for over 20 years. He is a loving, caring and cheerful person. Always making jokes with my parents when they come in for there appointment. You always know what to do and say to them that they would always go home with smiles on their face.  We will never find another doctor like him. We love you and miss you. You will never be forgotten.  Prayer's for Dr. Stakely's family and God be with you all."

This tribute was added by Dale Vaimili on 24th February 2014

"Our hearts are sadden that Dr Stakley is no longer here, But our hearts rejoice that he is now with our lord and savior.
He was my parent's (Gogo and Tua Vaimili) doctor.
It was his way of making them feel comfortable in every visit. His knowledge in medicine was awesome, but what stood out was his customer service, humility, sense of humor and especially his way of making elderly Samoan parents understand more about their health and what needs to be done to stay healthy. He will be dearly missed in the Samoan community...

Our prayer is that comfort will be upon the Stakley family during this difficult time. Also his awesome team and staff in his Carson office, stay strong as his legacy lives on through your work.

'Ia Manuia Lou Malaga Dr.Stakley'
Love Always,
The Vaimili's"

This tribute was added by Lenora Drew on 23rd February 2014

"To Mrs. Cynthia Stakley and Family,

I was so sorry to hear that Dr. Stakley had passed away. I am a fellow CCC member and Dr. Stakley’s patient. He was my doctor in the late 1990s and I returned to him in Jan. 2013. He was just as caring and compassionate as always. I could see he was dealing with some health challenge, but Dr. Stakley didn’t allow it to hinder him from caring for his patients. He would not rush you and he listened to you and took notes of what you said. I remember in the 90s, he had asked me why I didn’t come in and have a medical problem taken care of sooner? I was foolish for waiting and replied, “I work in Sun Valley and its hard taking time off from work.” The doctors after him didn’t follow-up on the recommendations of the specialists, so I returned to Dr. Stakley (never should have left). I am very grateful for having known Dr. Stakley as one of his patients. I will miss him.

My prayers go out for you and your family that our Heavenly Father’s love is comforting you in your loss. God truly heals the broken hearted. May He surround you with His lovingkindness and tender mercies. Its good news to know that when we are absent from the body, we are present with the Lord. And death has no victory over us in Christ Jesus.

Keeping you in my prayers
Your sister in Christ,
Lenora Drew"

This tribute was added by Cinda Johnson on 23rd February 2014

"My doctor my friend. Gone to soon, but only the Lord knows Now I know what that dream meant. He said to me, he was not my doctor anymore,  my doctpr is along way from here his name is FREE Washington.  Miss you much, Cinda Johnspn"

This tribute was added by laisa masealii on 23rd February 2014

"Dr.Stakley was a passion,loving, caring and very gracious for his patients.  I have seen him, everytime a patient came in with no money or even not enough money, he never, never turned anybody away..He will tell them, I am going to see you and treated you but you need to come back and pay me.  We as employees, do not like his plan but he always said, "My blessing comes from God".  Sometimes, these patients will come back and pay him but mostly times they do not.  Mostly times Doctor will write off their bills, and not only that patients would ask him for bus fares when they do not have money and he always gave it to them without hesitation, sometimes gave them a ride.  As many years I worked for him he cared for his patients a lot, even spoiled them, and did everything what is best for them @ all times.  He was a doctor for the poor..as many said not only he treated them for their physical illnesses but let them to the Lord...He was an annointed man and had wisdom, I had witnessed him told the patient what their sickness is before he even examined them.  He was a gifted doctor with the annointed of the Holy Spirit.  He had all the gift of the Holy Spirit.  He was an intelligent doctor with a lot of humor.  I had witnessed him with lots of miracles performed in the office.    He was a Godly man humble and a very excellent teacher,never raised his voice or even get angry, no matter how many wrongs I did he always forgiving me and give me chances..  Doctor, I know your patients will be missing you and mostly your office...You are a truly the doctor for the people who in need,  This is one of many legacies you left for us,,,,There are many more to tell...your memories will always be in my heart as well as my family and many others...
My family and I will remembered you and the good deeds you planted in us will continued to apply in our lives.  I do not know whether there is a boss I can find in this world like you...You are one of a kind...
Goodbye...we will dearly missed you...your memories and your legacy will carry on as long as I live..
Mrs.Stakley, Steven&Wanda, Serabella Ezekiel, Denise and the family,I am sorry about your loss and my family offered condolences for your family in this time of sadness..There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are..Prayers for your family always, The world is at loss for a great physician and a very compassionate, humble man..He is gone but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Diane Brown on 23rd February 2014

"It was a sad thing to hear the news of Dr. Stakley leaving this earth. He was my husbands, Charlie's, doctor for many years. Doc will be truly missed, what a blessing he was to all he came into contact with. Cynthia, we keep you lifted up and the children also. Our Awesome God will continue to Bless and Keep you. Love Diane and Charlie"

This tribute was added by Mark Tarrant on 23rd February 2014

"As a college friend of Al's younger brother Ty, I had an occasion many years ago to meet the family at a family BBQ at Al's mother's house in Detroit.  I don't remember much from that gathering but what I do remember speaks volumes.  I remember the laughter, the hugs, the food, the fellowship... in short, I remember the love.  There is nothing greater in our journey here on this side of glory than love.  A state of being embraced wholeheartedly by Al and modeled by him for his family.

Blessings to the Stakley family during this very special time.

Mark Tarrant"

This tribute was added by Lyiasha Cervantes on 22nd February 2014

"Mere words cannot express the gratitude from the entire Gaines family for decades of loving and caring service. You will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Endria Cowart on 22nd February 2014

"Dear Dr Stakley,

You have been seeing me and my husband for years you are an amazing physician caring loving and always a joke and a smile you will be miss there will never be another Dr like you Rest In Peace
Delton And Adrienne Cowart"

This tribute was added by Endria Cowart on 22nd February 2014

"Dear Dr. Stakley
My whole family was sadden to hear of your death my mother and father were deeply effected by your passing we remember the great times of coming in as a family to be seen by you. You were an amazing MAN OF GOD one of my fond memories is when I came in complaining of my weight thinking you were gonna give me a quick fix welp, you did Dr Stakley went and grab his bible went to proverbs and told me how I was made lol when I got married I came back to let Dr know and he just smiled and said I TOLD CHA LOL we love and miss you Dr Rest and receive your crown.   THE COWART FAMILY."

This tribute was added by Katie Masealii on 22nd February 2014

"I knew Dr. Stakley my whole life because he has always been there for me since day one. Dr. Stakley was not just a Doctor, he was also a blesser for every person that walks in to the office. Dr. Stakley felt like a  loving, most generous father to me and my family. He would always help out my mother (Laisa Masealii who works with Dr. Stakley) if she was in a big problem or needed help. I have remember that every single birthday he would give me money  for a birthday gift. Dr. Stakley will always be in my heart!!! I love you Dr. Stakley and now I know you are in a better place now!!!"

This tribute was added by laisa masealii on 22nd February 2014

"I am so blessed to work for Dr.Stakley, not only was my boss but a father in our working place..You had taught us in so many things, you brought us under you wings and treated us like your own children, everytime we messed up or having problems, you were always there.  You are a true Godly man, compassionate, faithful, patience, humble and have so much wisdom but foremost is your endless love for us.  You will be truly missed and thank you for everything you had done in our lives.."

This tribute was added by Tania Orendain on 21st February 2014

"I am very thankful to have worked for Dr. Stakley.  He was a compassionate, spiritual, trustworthy and funny man that society and the medical industry is at a lost for no longer having a man like Dr. Stakley.  He not only became my boss, but my mentor.  As a doctor, his goal was not only to heal the patient’s physical illnesses, but also win them for Christ.  As a boss, he not only cared for his employees, but for their families as well.
“Dr. Stakley, my family and I will forever miss you.”"

This tribute was added by keila Rosa on 21st February 2014

"Dear Dr Stakley we love you and we want you to take care and God will take care of you and also thank you for taking care of me when I was sick and taking care of my mom thank you for giving my mom her job. I will remember you for ever this is keila rosa 8yrs old."

This tribute was added by clyde cassel on 20th February 2014

"HE DIDN'T KEEP ANYTHING FOR HIMSELF, HE GAVE EVERYTHING TO US............To all of the many patients, coworker, and colleagues touched by his spirit, lets forever be good stewards of Doctor Stakley's memory by being better teachers and spiritual leaders so that others will see the light he put in us...gone but never forgotten!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Sherry McBride on 20th February 2014

"I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Stakley's passing.  He was a very compassionate physician and a strong partner in healthcare.  I personally enjoyed going to his office to meet with him and was honored to meet his wife and son during my last visit.  My thoughts are with his family and his dedicated staff during this very difficult time."

This tribute was added by TY STAKLEY on 20th February 2014

"To my brother, who from humble beginnings went on to bless a multitude.

“What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

― Mother Teresa"

This tribute was added by Ed Borine on 20th February 2014

"Dr. Al Stakley was my best friend. I first met him in 1976, and we have been close ever since. I can only say that this world is a better place for having had Alfonso Stakley as one of its inhabitants.  Al, I will miss you more than I could ever express in words. VIA CON DIOS, MY BROTHER.

This tribute was added by STEVEN STAKLEY on 20th February 2014

"To My Dad Stakley, may this site bring honor to you and represent a life well-lived.

To Visitors: May this site bless you. I encourage you to leave a message or story. The stories help the healing process and hopefully inspire us all.  May God bless you and keep you."

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