Lizzie Mae Stokes

Lizzie Mae Stokes, 81, of Laurel passed away on April 9, 2018 in Laurel.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Myrick Assembly of God.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Strengthford Cemetery. Brother Bryan Beech will officiate.

Prior to retirement, she was employed with Comfort Care Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide. She will be remembered as a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Stokes (Brenda) and Joey Stokes (Janet); daughter Darlene Dean (Johnny); brother Edward Newcomb; grandchildren Kayla Pitts, Kimberly Carlisle, Keri Dean, Sabrina Malone (Steve), Austin Stokes, Chase Cochran, Brock Cochran and Summer Randolph; and eight great-grandchildren, Noah Randolph, Ian Randolph, Justin Stokes, Eli Pitts, Payson Pitts, Sutton Pitts, Jayden Carlisle and Gabriel Carlisle.

Pallbearers will be Austin Stokes, Justin Stokes, William Carlisle, Brock Cochran, Steve Malone and Keri Dean. Honorary pallbearer will be Chase Cochran.

‘He Only Takes the Best’

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be; so He put His arms around you, and whispered, “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away; although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

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