Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home

804 State Ave, Marysville, WA



February 13, 2000March 10, 2020

LaLeesha Joy Francis-Lerma "Babe"

LaLeesha, a Tulalip Tribal Member, was born February 13, 2000 in Bellevue, WA to Daniel Lerma and Lyesha Joy Francis. She went to be with the Lord and loving Nana Lisa Joy Grove on March 10, 2020. Her greatest accomplishment was graduating from Puyallup High School in 2018 with 7 honor cords. Her favorite job was working for her grandparents restaurant "Da Tiki Hut" located in Tacoma, WA where you can find her beautiful carvings on the tables. She took much pride in her artistry which included drawing, writing, painting and pottery. She found her peace and left her footprints on Kyak beach. Her obsession with shopping lead to her collection of "ANYTHING" pineapple, but most of all she LOVED spending quality time with family and friends. LaLeesha is survived by her mother Lyesha Joy Francis, father Daniel Lerma and stepmother Marianna Talbott, siblings Dominic Lerma, LaKaila & Elijah Francis-Schaeffer, Daniel Lerma, Adam Lerma and Madison Hyke. Grandparents LaVerne Joy Grove, Steve & Tamara Lerma, Godparent Rome and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and niece. She will continue her journey with her loved ones Nana Lisa Joy Grove, aunt Leona LeDuc, Great Grandparents Rev. Willis Grove & Gertrude Grove.

An evening service will be held at Schaefer-Shipman on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 10:00am at the Don Hatch gym, 6700 Totem Beach Rd, Tulalip.


  • Evening Service Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020



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Missi Kile

March 15, 2020

I’m so saddened by what happened. It’s hard to even believe it’s real. Many of my memories were when you were a little girl. When you’re brother was born and I came to help you’re mom. You were the biggest mommas girl and I think even though you were little. You were secretly happy. Cause I took Dominic and you went to be with you’re momma. You two must have slept for hours. Lol. My most recent memories was on nearly every trip to Costco we’d see you. I would always hear you shout. “Auntie Miss! Uncle Travis! And you’d come say hi and give us hugs. We love you so dearly my dear. Tell mom hi for me and that I love and miss her too.

Joyce Ainoa

March 14, 2020

Aloha LaLeesha’s Ohana,

Sending our deepest condolences. I am Kealani Metzker’s grandmother from Hawaii. I met Leleesha in May 2014,. She joined us on a weekend trip to Silverwood Theme Park. We had so much fun! Thank you for the beautiful young lady we were able to meet.

Much Aloha,
Joyce Ainoa