David  Stokes


Graveside services for David Brooks Stokes will be Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Neshoba County. Officiating will be the Rev. Ondray Harris and Ward Calhoun Jr. John E.Stephens Chapel Funeral Services, Philadelphia, Miss. in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Stokes passed away at Rush Specialty Hospital in Meridian. David was born Oct. 28, 1947, in Meridian, Miss., to the late Johnnie B. and Ethel Dale (Dukes) Stokes. He was a 1965 graduate of Meridian High School and a graduate of Meridian Junior College
Mr. Stokes served with the 186th Mississippi Air National Guard from 1967-1982. He was employed as a sales representative with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company then Warner Lambert/American Chicle Group for many years calling on stores and
wholesale companies throughout Mississippi and Arkansas. Last years of employment was as a security officer at Riley Hospital, Rush Hospital and as a deputy with the Lauderdale County Sheriff Department.
David was a mason, a member of Oakland Heights Lodge 577, Meridian Lodge 308, Meridian Scottish Rite Bodies and York Rite Bodies. He was a member of Mississippi Society of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars and the Constantine Rea Historical Society. He served as a volunteer researcher at the Lauderdale County Archives.
He is survived by wife of 19 years, Rebecca McNair Stokes, son, John (Karyn) Stokes, Meridian; daughter, Desiree Mullinex, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; stepson, Tim (Lisa) Watkins, Philadelphia; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Jonnie (Gary) Riddle, Meridian, and Jewel Dean Posey, Jackson, Miss.; a life long friend he called his
brother, Jerry (Karen) Sims, Clinton, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Rev. Gary Mullinex and brother-in-law, James "Jim" Posey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley Shannon, Ray McNair, Jerry Sims and Ward Calhoun Jr.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103.
Published on May 21, 2019
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May 30, 2019
I am sorry for your loss and I’m sure the hope of the resurrection brings comfort to you as it has myself. Something else that has brought me great comfort is the fact that our creator never intended for man to die and he promises to end death forever.
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Revelation 21:4
Freda Sims Morton
May 30, 2019
I am Jerry’s oldest sister, so sorry to hear about David’s passing. I well remember David and Jerry in their younger days, best of friends, most always together, it was such a Blessing for them to stay friends the rest of their lives. Remember the whole Stokes family as being a wonderful family!
Dana Hamilton
May 23, 2019
My condolences to your family David. We were friends for many years and I do hope you are finding that wonderful peace that we all will find with our Lord and Savior. I will always remember you as a wonderful and good friend. Dana Hamilton
John E. Stephens Chapel
May 21, 2019