Graveside service for Laurice Stokes, age 76, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 11A.M. on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Independence Cemetery with nephew Nelson Fitzgerald and Minister CJ Duffey officiating. Pallbearers will be Corey Hayes, Orlando Montgomery, Kenneth Lewis, Scotty Nelson, Lebaron Crook and Broderick Godbolt and Glen Grant as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00P.M. on Thursday June 24, 2021 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Stokes passed away on June 20, 2021 at her residence.
Laurice Nelson Stokes was born in Como, TX to the late Tommie and Alice Nelson. She attended school in Sandfield, TX and Douglas High School in Sulphur Springs, TX. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church.
Laurice is survived by her husband, Farrie Joe Stokes of Sulphur Springs, TX; one daughter, Margaret Harris (Donnie) of Sulphur Springs, TX; three sons, Leroy Ford (Hilda) of Como, TX, Antonia Ford (Letitia) of Mt. Pleasant, TX and Javia Stokes of Sulphur Springs, TX; eight grandchildren, Traylon Clayton(Willow), Kameron Stokes, Aida Stokes and Tyrell Porter all of Sulphur Springs, TX, Jamarian Ford and Jakarian Ford both of Como, TX, KaDarrian Chism of Hughes Springs, TX, and Micah Saunders of Mt Pleasant; one great grandchild, Tray Shaun Clayton of Sulphur Springs, TX and one goddaughter, Rylee Godbolt (Rylee Girl) of Sulphur Springs, TX; one sister Mae Dru Scrubbs of Lompoc, CA; two brothers, Floyd Nelson (Jean) of Sulphur Springs, TX and Robert Nelson of Paris, TX; Special friend and neighbor Ann Grant; special neighbor and nurse Cheree Godbolt; and daughter in law Rashaun Stokes all of Sulphur Springs, TX; special niece, Tammy Duffy Nelson and a host of Nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommie and Alice Nelson; daughter, Audrudita Ford; grandson, Brian Finnie; brother, WA Nelson; sisters, Bobbie Nelson and Peggy Montgomery.