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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Mary N. Stokes

May 18, 1948July 5, 2019
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Mary N. Stokes of Cordova, Tennessee, died on July 5th, 2019 at home with her son, daughter-in-law and friends at her bedside.

Mary was born in Shaw, Mississippi on May 18, 1948, one of eight children of the late Johnny & Edna Chadwick Ainsworth. She graduated from Indianola High School and retired from FedEx as an administrative assistant after thirty years of service.

Mrs. Stokes was also preceded in death by her husband Danny Ray Stokes, Sr.; two sisters and four brothers. Mary is survived by her only son Mark Allen (Gloria) Steed of Cordova; step-son Danny Ray Stokes, Jr. of Memphis; grandchildren Devon & Sierra Stokes of Memphis; sister Ellen Juanita Smith of Dallas, Texas; and her favorite nephew Gary Wayne Smith of Dallas, Texas; and a host of close friends who loved and cared for her until the very end.

A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN on Saturday, July 13 beginning at ten o'clock in the morning with a time of gathering beginning one hour prior. Staff celebrant Jonathan Matthews will lead the service.

Mrs. Stokes loved dogs so much her family suggests memorials in lieu of flowers be sent to the Memphis Humane Society. Online condolences and directions may be found by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Mark Allen Steed (Gloria), Son
  • Danny Ray Stokes, Jr., Step-son
  • Devon Stokes, Grandchild
  • Sierra Stokes, Grandchild
  • Ellen Juanita Smith, Sister
  • Gary Wayne Smith, Nephew
  • Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny & Edna Chadwick Ainsworth, her husband Danny Ray Stokes, Sr.; two sisters and four brothers.

    She also leaves behind a host of close friends who loved and cared for her until the very end.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Memphis Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Jeanine Watts

July 12, 2019

Mary was my Fefex partner, best friend, and unending support. A beautiful woman with a heart of gold. Mary is with Danny now, the love of her life.

Anita Nolan

July 9, 2019

Sorry to hear of Mary passing. What a sweet lady. A team player she was. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Deborah Grant

July 8, 2019

Mark,
I was so sorry to hear of Mary's death and want to express my most sincere sympathy to you and the family during this difficult time. Your mother was a friendly and loveable person. I will always remember her beautiful smile.
Deborah Grant
FedEx

Mary Koss

July 8, 2019

Mary was a voice of sanity in the office - did not put herself forward but told it how it is. On a personal level, a calm caring lady who I always enjoyed speaking with.
She is missed.

Ken Winfield

July 8, 2019

I worked with Mary for many years, she was such a wonderful person and a dear friend. Organized, detailed she helped hold our office together. The thing I remember most is during staff meetings, Mary had the ability to state the obvious (which many times management was unable or not willing to say) in such a humorous way as to have everyone laughing. Staff meetings where so much better with Mary there. I will miss her so much..

Reba McKnight

July 7, 2019

My deepest condolences to her family and friends. I will always remember Mary with love and kindness. Loved her so.

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Biography

Mary N. Stokes of Cordova, Tennessee, died on July 5th, 2019 at home with her son, daughter-in-law and friends at her bedside.

Mary was born in Shaw, Mississippi on May 18, 1948, one of eight children of the late Johnny & Edna Chadwick Ainsworth. She graduated from Indianola High School and retired from FedEx as an administrative assistant after thirty years of service.

Mrs. Stokes was also preceded in death by her husband Danny Ray Stokes, Sr.; two sisters and four brothers. Mary is survived by her only son Mark Allen (Gloria) Steed of Cordova; step-son Danny Ray Stokes, Jr. of Memphis; grandchildren Devon & Sierra Stokes of Memphis; sister Ellen Juanita Smith of Dallas, Texas; and her favorite nephew Gary Wayne Smith of Dallas, Texas; and a host of close friends who loved and cared for her until the very end.

A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN on Saturday, July 13 beginning at ten o'clock in the morning with a time of gathering beginning one hour prior. Staff celebrant Jonathan Matthews will lead the service.

Mrs. Stokes loved dogs so much her family suggests memorials in lieu of flowers be sent to the Memphis Humane Society. Online condolences and directions may be found by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.