SIKESTON -- Ednia Stokes, 69, died July 2, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born July 6, 1942, in Sikeston to the late A.D. and Louise James Dixon, she was a foster grandparent and a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she was a member of the Usher Board.
She was married to Leroy Stokes, who preceded her in death.
Also she was preceded in death by one brother, A.C. Dixon.
Survivors include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, DeWayne Andrews and Dennis Andrews of Sikeston and Johnny and Salena Stokes of the state of Maryland; 10 daughters and one son-in-law, Elois Baker of St. Louis, Lavern Thomas, Sharon Andrews and Ethel Stokes of Sikeston, Regina and Jerold Fleming of Atlanta, Haddie Eckles and Margaret Stokes of Waco, Texas, Rosie Stokes of New Madrid, Betty Stokes of Farmington and Linda Stokes of Charleston; two sisters, Katie Dixon and Mary Griffin of Sikeston; 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John M.B. Church until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Richard Lee, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow at noon Monday in the Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston in charge of arrangements.