Fayetteville, NC - It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Mr. Yancey Ray Stokes of 1915 Southern Avenue Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Friday, July 30, 2021 at his residence.
Yancey was a native of Caswell County, North Carolina and the son of the late Frank Stokes and Flossie Ann Holloway Stokes, born May 31, 1933.
Yancey became a resident of Danville Virginia for many years then he later moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina in the 1980’s, where Yancey made Fayetteville his home. Yancey attended Second Baptist Church with the Norton’s, and then he became a member under Pastor Mike Oliver’s leadership.
Prior to his retirement, Yancey worked at Ernie & Son’s Automotive, where he did mechanic work. Yancey also worked at CITGO Service Station, where he stocked and became security (watchman) for both businesses in Fayetteville, NC for over 30 years.
Mr. Yancey Ray Stokes, favorite past-times included: family especially the youth (Children far and near loved to be around Yancey), he also loved fishing, listening to music, playing his guitar, his harmonica, and keyboard, he especially enjoyed going to play bingo far and near with friends and/or with his special niece Brenda. Yancey helped everyone he could that came in his path; but had very little patience for those who tried to cross him. Yancey will be dearly missed and never forgotten for his wild stories that he enjoyed sharing with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Yancey was also preceded in death by his three sisters, Mary Eva Graves, Mattie Lue Farrish; and Deola Chandler; two brothers, Lorenzo Stokes “Bud” and Gilbert Graves Stokes “Gee”; one aunt, Mrs. Udell “Sis” Stokes Wimple.
Mr. Yancey Ray Stokes leaves to cherish his memories to his beloved eldest 100-year-old sister, Lossie Pearl Lea of Ruffin, North Carolina, a special and devoted niece and nephew Brenda and James Calvin Elmore of Yanceyville, North Carolina; a host of his nieces, nephews, two sisters-in-laws, Elizabeth Stokes of Reidsville, North Carolina and Cleo Stokes of Yanceyville, North Carolina; other relatives; a young man that he mentored since the age of twelve, Jamie Kinlaw Sr., of Fayetteville, North Carolina; his Fayetteville Extended CITGO Family, Joyce Greene Eaddy, Ziad Odeh (wife Hanan), children Malek & Shaden, and Sami Odeh (wife Mazena), children Soraya and Jennah; his Fayetteville Ernie & Son’s Automotive Extended Family, Ernest Norton, Sr. (wife Maggie), Ernest “Ernie” Norton, Jr. (wife Diana), children Clayton and McKinley; Warren Norton (wife Jennifer), children Blake and Kamryn; and a host of other cherished friends.
(FACIAL MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SERVICES)
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home.
Funeral Service for Mr. Yancey Ray Stokes will be Thursday, August 05, 2021 at 1:00pm in the Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Spirit Filled Holiness Church Cemetery, Danville, Virginia.
You may attend the Funeral service virtual (live-streamed) by clicking on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/107391497713061/live/
The family may be contacted at the residence of his sister Lossie Pearl Lea; 3834 Quick Road, Ruffin, North Carolina.
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