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Joanne E. Stokes, 75, was peacefully called home to be with her heavenly Father Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Her life began on May 27, 1941, the daughter of the late Cora Lee and Archie Russell.
She leaves to cherish her blessed memories her sons, Darrell Stokes and Kelvin Stokes; sister, Virginia Russell; aunt, Hazel Jones; two grandchildren and great-grandchild; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
Mrs. Stokes may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Whiting’s Funeral Home. A homegoing service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at New Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Robert A. Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the church by 12:30 p.m. on Friday.