Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 1, 2009
Mr. Antonio Stokes, 39, of Mechanicsville, Va., departed this life suddenly on Jan. 28, 2009. He was the son of Vernon Waters (Geraldine, stepmother), of Suffolk, Va., and the late Vanessa Stokes. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bessie and Robert Waters, and maternal grandfather, Fred Stokes.
A native of Suffolk, Va., Antonio resided in Mechanicville, Va., with his wife and family, where he attended Faith Landmark Ministries, Richmond., Va., and accepted Christ into his life. He was employed at Tyson’s Food, Richmond, Va.
Antonio was a loving father, husband, and friend. He enjoyed life and loved to cook and bake for his family and friends. He was a thoughtful, caring person who loved people and loved life. He enjoyed waking up each morning and cooking breakfast for his wife.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Stacey R Stokes, two children, Mya Jacobs and Makeen Ricks, both of Suffolk, Va., three stepsons, Lamar Hoggard, Gary Eley, both of Mechanicsville, Va., and Dontral Eley, of Suffolk, Va., two sisters, Anita Waters, of Suffolk, Va., and Christina Waters, of Atlanta, Ga., three brothers, Adrin Stokes, of Richmond, Va., Cordrell and Dermaine Waters, of Suffolk, Va., maternal grandmother, Lillian Stokes, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Mr. Stokes will be on view from noon to 5 p.m. and a wake service 5 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at T.E.Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, 405 Johnson Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434 Call (757) 539-4861. A service of remembrance will take place at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at New Calvary Baptist Church, Robert Wilkins Jr., pastor. Interment will immediately follow at Carver Memorial Cemetery.
Professional services entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences in memory of Antonio A. Stokes may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.