Herbert Stokes

Herbert Stokes Jr.

Saturday, April 17th, 1937 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Mr. Herbert Stokes, Jr., affectionately known as “Gandy”, was born April 17, 1937 in Jacksonville, Florida to Mr. Herbert Stokes, Sr., and Mable Jones Stokes, who preceded him in death. Mr. Stokes went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Mr. Stokes was educated in Duval County Schools and graduated from Matthew Gilbert High School, Class of 1955. He was a devoted Christian and a member of All Nations Church, Pastor Kenneth A. Williams. He was employed with Office Equipment Supply and Boise Cascade Corporation. Herbert retired after over forty years of service. He decided to return to work as a bailiff for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, after twenty years of service he retired in 2019.

Mr. Stokes was the patriarch of his family, his wife, Ann Lavern Stokes preceded him in death after 54 years of marriage and also his daughter Michelle D. Evans. He leaves to mourn his loving children: Vicki L. Stokes, Deborah M. Barnum (Willie), Charlene Stokes Williams (Kenneth), Larry B. Stokes (DeAnna), and Herbert R. Stokes, III (Deborah); a live-in granddaughter, Nekia Puzie and daughter Leah; along with 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Fannie B. Williams and Dorothy Webb; two brothers-in-law, Elroy Rivers, Jr. and Crawford Rivers (Paulette); a special uncle, his mother’s last sibling, Robert Jones, cousins, Sandra Anderson and Gloria J. Edwards of Palmetto, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Herbert will be missed by his dear friend and neighbor, James Brown, Joe Rouhlac, and Charles LaVant. Mr. Stokes did not know any strangers, because he had a love for people.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
    2335 North Davis Street
    jacksonville, FL 32209
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  • Interment

    Edgewood Cemetery
    4519 Edgewood Drive
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