Minnie Lois Crosby Stokes, age 87, passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on March 18, 2019. She was under the loving care of her daughter and Ogeechee Area Hospice. The Telfair County native had lived in the Bulloch county area for over 60 years. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, sang in the choir and belonged to the Ladies Fellowship.
Ms. Stokes was preceded in death by her parents, Willis Henry and Annie Crosby; her husband, Marvin Stokes; a son, Willis Stokes; and an infant daughter; three brothers, Howard Crosby, Russell Crosby, and Gene Crosby; and a son-in-law, David Holloway.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin Thomas Stokes of Brooklet and David Stokes of Statesboro; one daughter, Elizabeth Stokes Holloway of Portal; seven grandchildren, Senaida Holloway, Jason Holloway, David Holloway, Junior Holloway, Tony Holloway (Jacee), Heather Stokes and Drucilla Stokes; two great grandchildren, Theodore “Teddy” Holloway and Lana Baker; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at Immanuel Baptist Church, Thursday March 21, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joe Clifford and Rev. Floyd Williams officiating. She will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Old Fellowship Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Tony Holloway, Craig Kennedy, Edgar Mincey, Clark Blitch, Brandon Herb and Floyd Williams.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Herb, J.C. Herb, Jr. and Eddie Fadden.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.