Wessa W. Stokes

Published 12:03 am Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wessa W. Stokes

Jan. 2, 1925 – Aug. 1, 2013


Mrs. Wessa W. Stokes, 88, a resident of 8995 N.C. Highway 32 North in Roper, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Vidant-Chowan Hospital in Edenton.

Mrs. Stokes was born on Jan. 2, 1925, in Roper. She was a retired educator.

Her survivors, to whom her life will always be a beacon of light are three children and their families: Regina Bobby and Ryan Backus; Menina, Anthony and Cierra Taylor; Wesley Dianne, Natasha and Whitney Stokes and a host of nieces, nephews, four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Mt. Eprew Missionary Baptist Chruch, Buncombe Street, Roper. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the church and a committal service will follow at Wilkins Cemetery, Backwoods Road, Roper. Rev. James W. Harris will officiate.

The family will receive friends and other relatives at the home.

Arrangements are by Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service, Roper. Condolences may be offered through the website www.puckett-purkettfuneralservice.com.