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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Barbara Jean Koziol

July 2, 1937October 7, 2019

Barbara Jean (Gardner) Stokes-Koziol, 82, of Brunswick, GA, passed away peacefully October 7, 2019 at Southeast Health System after a short illness. She was born in Cherokee County AL, on July 2, 1937 to the late Marion and Rosa Lee Gardner. She moved to Brunswick, GA. in 1967 with her family where she remained until her passing. In 1999, she retired from King & Prince Seafood Corp., where she worked in the R&D Lab. Barbara was a member of Bible Baptist Church where she helped in the nursery whenever she could. She attended faithfully until her health prevented her from doing so, but she never waned in her faith in her Savior. Along with her parents, Barbara is predeceased by an infant daughter Vicki Stokes, a brother, William Gardner and a sister, Nancy Copeland, as well as ex-husbands Fayette Stokes Jr. and Stanly Koziol. Survivors include son, Kerry (Debbie) Stokes of Callahan, FL and daughters, Donna (Paul) Manning and Debbie (Cindy Williams) Stokes, both of Brunswick, GA., a brother Darrell (Deborah) Gardner of Acworth, GA. as well as sisters Betty (Cole) Simons of Ball Ground, GA and Carol (Mike) Tanner of Aragon, GA. Her grandchildren Leslie (Kenneth) Strickland, Joseph Manning, Valerie (Adam) Newbern and Lajanna (Kenny) Wood all of Brunswick, GA., Teresa (Jody) Moore of Green Cove Springs, FL., Steven Stokes and Angela (Brent) Cox of Jacksonville, FL and Nicole (Geoff) Bird of Seattle WA. She had 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews along with brother-in-law Jack Copeland of Cummings GA, and sister-in-law Clara Gardner of Acworth, GA. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Edo Miller Funeral Home in Brunswick, GA. with Brother Mike Landrum officiating. The service will be followed by a gathering in the Edo Miller reception room. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Cancer Society Research of their choice in Barbara’s name.

  • FAMILY

  • Marion Gardner, Father (deceased)
  • Rosa Lee Gardner, Mother (deceased)
  • Vicki Stokes, Daughter (deceased)
  • William Gardner, Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Copeland, Sister (deceased)
  • Fayette Stokes Jr, Husband (deceased)
  • Stanley Koziol, Husband (deceased)
  • Kerry (Debbie) Stokes, Son
  • Donna (Paul) Manning, Daughter
  • Debbie (Cindy Williams) Stokes, Daughter
  • Darrell (Deborah) Gardner, Brother
  • Betty (Cole) Simons, Sister
  • Carol (Mike) Tanner, Sister
  • Leslie (Kenneth) Strickland, Grandchild
  • Joseph Manning, Grandchild
  • Valerie (Adam) Newbern, Grandchild
  • Lajanna (Kenny) Wood, Grandchild
  • Teresa (Jody) Moore, Grandchild
  • Steven Stokes, Grandchild
  • Angela (Brent) Cox, Grandchild
  • Nicole (Geoff) Bird, Grandchild
  • Jack Copeland, Brother-in-law
  • Clara Gardner, Sister-in-law
  • Barbara also has sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Services

26 October

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, Georgia 31520

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Darrell Gardner

October 22, 2019

My sister Barbara was married and already had a child when I was born since my mother had me at 40 years old. So when family got together she was with the adults and I was with the kids on the other side of the locked screened door drinking water from a garden hose like all the other kids so she was really more like an aunt than a sister to me. As I got older we became more like sister and brother sharing many a laugh as we would stay up late swapping jokes till our sides hurt. The one thing she would always do was if there was a baby within a half a mile she would plant a kiss right on there lips. not on the cheek but right smack on the lips. The last time I saw her was when she was caring for our sister Nancy before she passed away. I walked in to Nancy's house and saw Barbara and we said hello, hugged each other, stood at arms length apart and she, you guessed it, kissed me right on the lips. Not the cheek but right on the kisser. She will be missed by many and loved forever. Love you sis.

FROM THE FAMILY

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

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School day with friend.

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Proud parents and brother welcome Donna to the family.

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Barbara and Junior attended Kerry's United States Navy Boot Camp Graduation, 1976.

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Proud Parents!

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A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
-Isadora James

FROM THE FAMILY

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

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School day with friend.

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Proud parents and brother welcome Donna to the family.

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Barbara and Junior attended Kerry's United States Navy Boot Camp Graduation, 1976.

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Proud Parents!

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A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
-Isadora James

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Christmas morning with Stan. She wanted a new hat to replace that towel, but only got that toaster.