Arlene Stokes

January 30, 1925October 9, 2020

Thomasville, NC

Mrs. Arlene Lambeth Stokes, 95, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Mt. Vista Health Park with her family by her side.

Mrs. Stokes was born in Davidson County, January 30, 1925, a daughter of the late Samuel Edward Lambeth and Martha Sirona Small Lambeth. She owned and operated Stokes Florist for 45 years. Arlene enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family, cooking, traveling and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John C. Smith and Raymond Stokes; two sisters, Gladys Green and Jean Harris and two brothers, Edgar and Ray Lambeth. Arlene was a member of Silver Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Johnnie Alaniz; a sister, Evelyne "Dee" Myers; two granddaughters who she raised as her own, Christina Shoaf and Sylvia Deaton, also two granddaughters, Jody Brown and Sherry Swing; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Whisenant and her husband Chris, Jordan Deaton, Austin Shoaf and Randy Harris. Arlene also had several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Alene's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Silver Valley Baptist Church by Rev. William Allison and Rev. Gene Little. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be directed to the Foundation at Randolph Community College for Education Scholarships: Thomasville Funeral Home is serving the family.


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Neil Whitaker

October 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Arlene's passing. A lady that meant a lot to the people of her community. The "sisters" would always come and go together. Dee, as you go, the spirit of your sisters will always be with you. Arlene unknown to so many, gave and brought flowers to the funeral home for years. She would always call me and ask if she could help the family if they needed it, not saying a word and show up with flowers she provided at no charge. Always saying the people in the "Valley" supported her and it was her time to share what she could back with those that needed it. Like the Jarrells, Arnolds and many others that have gone on before Arlene; that community is stronger because of people like you. I will never forget you and your family as good people like Arlene will always be remembered. My prayers are with you.
Neil Whitaker

Saundra Myers

October 11, 2020

Dee, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in the days ahead. I'm Edith Small Myers daughter in law and I know how much you and your mother's visits always meant to her. She thought a lot of you ladies, would always tell me when you came to visit. I've been sick or I would have came to show my respect.