Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, September 27, 2021 at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Mr. Thomas Lee Stokes was born November 30, 1949 to the late Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Mildred H. Stokes of Perry, Georgia. He attended the public school system of Houston County. He accepted Christ at an early age in the Pentecostal faith and served throughout his lifetime. Thomas was debonair man, (confident, stylish and charming) and as a teenager was given the nickname of “Sweet Toewee” that followed him throughout his life.
Thomas served in the United States Army and the United States Reserve for over 20 years. He worked with Siemens Company in Atlanta, Georgia for many years as a Machinist and forklift driver earning a retirement there. He also worked with the Houston County Board of Education in the Maintenance Department for several years.
On Monday afternoon, September 20, 2021 God embraced him in his arms and enfolded him in his love at the Select Specialty Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. A precious one from us is gone, a voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our hearts that can never more be filled. His parents (Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Mildred H. Stokes, one son Marquise Stokes, sister Carrie Jackson-Stokes, one brother Cleveland Stokes preceded him in life. Also preceded him in life an auntie Carrie Taylor (who he loved dearly) uncle and auntie Albert and Pat Dugger.
He leaves a lifetime of love, laughter and cherish memories to his devoted wife, Lula Pryor Stokes; daughter Lisa Kendrick, Warner Robins, GA; two sons Thomas D. Stokes, Atlanta, GA, Maurice B. Stokes, Atlanta, GA; two step-sons, Johnnie Daniels III, Riverdale, GA, Albert Rogers III, San Francisco, CA; four grandchildren Yasmeen Stokes, BreKeisthon Boozer, Chynne’ Simpson, Allison Lester; a step granddaughter, Ja’Layshia Zymia Dainels; one great grandchild Naomi French (Lisa’s granddaughter); two brothers, Joseph Stokes, Norkfolk, VA, Eugene Stokes (Pat), Perry, GA; one sister, Rosa Stokes (Schmitt), Pensacola, FL; three brothers-in-law, Elton Pryor, Marietta, GA, Perry Pryor (Mary), Montezuma, GA, Terry Pryor (Furlow), Oglethorpe, GA; one sister-in-law, Gloria Green, Oglethorpe, GA; a devoted god brother Vince Sanders, Decatur, GA, a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.