Henry LaVon Stokes
Published 5:19 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2014
CARRIERE, MS – Henry LaVon Stokes, 72, husband of Charlotte Meredith Stokes, died peacefully Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at his home with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and sister by his side.
Born May 28, 1942, in Kingstree, SC, he was the son of the late George W. Stokes Sr. and the late Fran Daring Stokes. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Jamil Shriners and the Masonic Lodge of Sumter. A chemist by trade, Mr. Stokes worked for Southern Coatings and Chemical Company of Sumter and was plant manager in Slidell, LA for a number of years. He also worked for Valspar in Orangeburg and transferred to Picayune, MS branch where he retired in June of 2008. He will be remembered as a kind, humble, caring and gentle man with a loving heart of compassion and sharing.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; a son, Christopher L. Stokes and wife Michele of Poplarville, MS; a sister, Betty Pritchard of Summerton; and numerous nieces and nephews in South Carolina.
Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Yvonne Stokes; and a brother, George W. Stokes Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Harold Kirkland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to the Children’s Fund at Lee’s Chapel #1 Baptist Church, 11 Herb Lee-Fred Spiers Rd., Carriere, MS 39426.