OBITUARY

Birdie McRoberts Stoker

September 22, 1935March 10, 2018
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Birdie McRoberts Stoker, 82, of Lenoir, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 Surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Lenoir.

She was born September 22, 1935 in McDowell County, West Virginia to the late Lillie Hall.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Stoker, daughter, Lillie Kathleen Stoker, brothers; Johnny McRoberts, Curtis McRoberts, daughter-in-law, Darlene Stoker, mother-in-law Kathleen Stoker, great-grandson, Andrew Benfield and heart sister, Nicie Williams. Mrs. Stoker was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church and the JOY group. She was a volunteer with the Alpine Christmas Village.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons; William Stoker Jr. “Eddie” and wife Sharon, Tim Stoker and fiancé Jodie Webb, daughters; Sherry Austin and husband Gene, Debra Paisley and husband Joe, grandchildren; David Austin and wife Bobbie-Jo, Amanda Olive and husband Richard, Sarah Stoker, Lily Stoker, Ashley Gause and fiancé Kenny Dula, Travis Benfield and fiancé Ashley Buchanan, Wes Stoker and wife Kendra, Brad Stoker and wife Chasity, great-grandchildren; William Gause, Isaiah Gause, Emma Gause, Kaleb Dula, Kaylee Stoker, TJ Benfield, Alexis Benfield, Wyatt Cody, KateLynn Olive, Jordan Olive, Adalyn Austin and heart sister Polly Coffey.

A funeral service will be held at College Avenue Baptist Church on Thursday, 15, 2018 at 2:00PM with Pastor Charles Brawley and Pastor Tony Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Mariah’s Chapel Cemetery of Lenoir.

The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Serving as Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Alpine Christmas Village at College Avenue Baptist Church at 1201 College Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC 28645 and Mariah’s Chapel Preservation Foundation at 3780 Hwy 268, Lenoir, NC 28645. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Birdie McRoberts Stoker.

  • FAMILY

  • William Edward Stoker, Husband
  • Lillie Hall, Mother
  • William Stoker Jr, Son
  • Sharon Stoker, Daughter-in-law
  • Timothy Stoker, Son
  • Jodie Stoker, Daughter-in-law
  • Sherry Austin, Daughter
  • Gene Austin, Son-in-law
  • Debra Paisley, Daughter
  • Joe Paisley, Son-in-law
  • Lillie Stoker, Daughter
  • Darlene Stoker, Daughter-in-law
  • David Austin, Grandchild
  • Bobbie-Joe Austin, Granddaughter-in-Law
  • Amanda Olive, Grandchild
  • Richard Olive, Grandson-in-Law
  • Sarah Stoker, Grandchild
  • Lily Stoker, Grandchild
  • Ashley Gause, Grandchild
  • Kenny Dula, Grandson-in-Law
  • Travis Benfield, Grandchild
  • Ashley Buchanan, Granddaughter-in-Law
  • Wes Stoker, Grandchild
  • Kendra Stoker, Grandaughter-in-Law
  • Brad Stoker, Grandchild
  • Chasity Stoker, Granddaughter-in-Law
  • Andrew Benfield, Great Grandchild
  • William Gause, Great Grandchild
  • Emma Gause, Great Grandchild
  • Kaleb Dula, Great Grandchild
  • Kaylee Stoker, Great Grandchild
  • Isaiah Gause, Great Grandchild
  • TJ Benfield, Great Grandchild
  • Alexis Benfield, Great Grandchild
  • Wyatt Cody, Great Grandchild
  • KateLynn Olive, Great Grandchild
  • Jordan Olive, Great Grandchild
  • Adalynn Austin, Great Grandchild
  • Kathlene Stoker, Mother-in-law
  • Polly Coffey, Heart Sister
  • Nicie Williams, Heart Sister
  • Johnny McRoberts, Brother
  • Curtis McRoberts, Brother
  • Birdie McRoberts Stoker, 82, of Lenoir, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 Surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Lenoir.

    She was born September 22, 1935 in McDowell County, West Virginia to the late Lillie Hall.

    In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Stoker, daughter, Lillie Kathleen Stoker, brothers; Johnny McRoberts, Curtis McRoberts, daughter-in-law, Darlene Stoker, mother-in-law Kathleen Stoker, great-grandson, Andrew Benfield and heart sister, Nicie Williams.

    Mrs. Stoker was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church and the JOY group. She was a volunteer with the Alpine Christmas Village.

    Those left to cherish her memory are sons; William Stoker Jr. “Eddie” and wife Sharon, Tim Stoker and fiancé Jodie Webb, daughters; Sherry Austin and husband Gene, Debra Paisley and husband Joe, grandchildren; David Austin and wife Bobbie-Jo, Amanda Olive and husband Richard, Sarah Stoker, Lily Stoker, Ashley Gause and fiancé Kenny Dula, Travis Benfield and fiancé Ashley Buchanan, Wes Stoker and wife Kendra, Brad Stoker and wife Chasity, great-grandchildren; William Gause, Isaiah Gause, Emma Gause, Kaleb Dula, Kaylee Stoker, TJ Benfield, Alexis Benfield, Wyatt Cody, KateLynn Olive, Jordan Olive, Adalyn Austin and heart sister Polly Coffey.

    A funeral service will be held at College Avenue Baptist Church on Thursday, 15, 2018 at 2:00PM with Pastor Charles Brawley and Pastor Tony Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Mariah’s Chapel Cemetery of Lenoir.

    The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

    Serving as Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

    The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Alpine Christmas Village at College Avenue Baptist Church at 1201 College Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC 28645 and Mariah’s Chapel Preservation Foundation at 3780 Hwy 268, Lenoir, NC 28645.

    Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

    Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Birdie McRoberts Stoker.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kenny Dula, Pallbearer
  • Wes Stoker, Pallbearer
  • Brad Stoker, Pallbearer
  • David Austin, Pallbearer
  • Richard Olive, Pallbearer
  • Travis Benfield, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Birdie McRoberts Stoker

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Jeanetta Hagaman

March 14, 2018

To Birdie's children and grandchildren: What precious memories you will have to keep in your hearts forever. Birdie was always the most caring and understanding person I ever knew. Aunt Lillie was the same. I loved them both dearly. Thank you also for sharing the beautiful picture of them together. You all made them very proud.

Norma Hollar

March 14, 2018

I never saw Birdie without a smile on her face. She always showed her love for her children and grandchildren. We are so sorry for your loss and will remember you all in our prayers during this time and the days and months ahead,, She will be missed by many.

Sandy Hood

March 13, 2018

Mrs. Birdie Stoker ,
We will miss a gracious and loving family member in you. May the angels rejoice at your coming ,and family, friends remember all the love, wisdom, comfort, understanding, and devotion to God thru the many years.
With love and sympathy,
Alvin & Sandy Hood and family
5340 queens creek rd
Hickory, N. C. 28602

Lori Estes

March 13, 2018

I'm sorry but I don't have a memory of miss birdie, but I do know her son's Tim & Eddie. I work with Eddies wife Sharon. They are all good people, so sweet, and kind. My prayers go out to you all. May God carry you thru this time of pain and sorrow.

Howard Correll

March 13, 2018

My favorite memory was spending a weekend with Tim at their home. Mrs Stoker went to Jerry's Dairy Bar and came back with a sack of hotdogs, a sack of burgers, and a sack of fries. She and Mr. Stoker were great people. They always treated me like a family member...that included putting me and Tim in our place when needed. We are still family.
I am so happy she got to meet my stepdaughters when we were down. She was a great lady, and I will miss her very much.
I wish I could be there for her family.

Jim Shuford

March 12, 2018

Birdie, one day we will be together again. We will hug each other and tell each other that we missed each others company. I will always remember you from my childhood and we will hug each other again when we see one another in Heaven. Family, I will pray for y'all till the day I leave this earth. GOD still has a plan for everyone of you. I love you all.
Jim & Judy Shuford

Karen Barlow-Goodsell

March 12, 2018

To the Entire Stoker family, I'm sending my deepest condolences and prayers. Birdie was a wonderful lady and I know will be sorely missed. Sorry I can't attend service as I live in Wilkes county now but I will be thinking about you all.

Julian and Mary Baker

March 12, 2018

Offering up our deepest condolences to the Stoker family...

Freda (Hood) Workman

March 11, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. We are Birdies cousins from West Virginia. Your Mom was a special lady and we all loved her so much. We hold each of you in our prayers. Jimmie Lee Webb, Freda Workman, Fern Howerton, Vincent Shumate, and Betty Montroose.

FROM THE FAMILY