Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Stokes will be Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Coy Methodist Cemetery in Preston with Rev. Lawrence Pool and Rev. Stan Stewart officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the church. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Stokes, 90, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Choctaw Residential Center in Philadelphia. She was a native and longtime resident of Preston and attended Prince Chapel School. Mrs. Stokes married D.W. Stokes in 1947, and was an avid gardener and homemaker. She really enjoyed working in the flower beds and playing puzzle books. She loved her families, including all of her nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her daughter, Roma Cheatham of Preston; grandchildren, Greg Cheatham (Vicki) of Preston, Brad Cheatham of Clarksdale, Chris Cheatham (Trina) of Philadelphia; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Lenda Leo Eastman of Meridian; brother, Cecil Jones (Annette) of Philadelphia; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her husband, D. W. Stokes; parents, Phillip and Willie Jones; sisters, Nita White, Agnes Jones, Lillie Partridge, Roma Stewart, Nancy Wright and Izola McLain; brothers, James T. Jones and Edward Adam Jones.
Published on March 23, 2017