Graveside service for Laurice Stokes, age 76, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Independence Cemetery with nephew Nelson Fitzgerald and Minister CJ Duffey officiating. Pallbearers will be Corey Hayes, Orlando Montgomery, Kenneth Lewis, Scotty Nelson, Lebaron Crook and Broderick Godbolt, with Glen Grant as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Stokes passed away on June 20, 2021, at her residence.
Laurice Nelson Stokes was born in Como, Texas to the late Tommie and Alice Nelson. She attended school in Sandfield, Texas, and Douglas High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church.
Laurice is survived by her husband, Farrie Joe Stokes of Sulphur Springs, Texas; one daughter, Margaret Harris (Donnie) of Sulphur Springs, Texas; three sons, Leroy Ford (Hilda) of Como, Texas, Antonia Ford (Letitia) of Mount Pleasant, Texas and Javia Stokes of Sulphur Springs, Texas; eight grandchildren, Traylon Clayton (Willow), Kameron Stokes, Aida Stokes and Tyrell Porter, all of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Jamarian Ford and Jakarian Ford, both of Como, Texas, KaDarrian Chism of Hughes Springs, Texas, and Micah Saunders of Mt. Pleasant; one great-grandchild, Tray Shaun Clayton of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and one goddaughter, Rylee Godbolt (Rylee Girl) of Sulphur Springs, Texas; one sister, Mae Dru Scrubbs of Lompoc, CA; two brothers, Floyd Nelson (Jean) of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Robert Nelson of Paris, Texas; special friend and neighbor Ann Grant, special neighbor and nurse Cheree Godbolt and daughter-in-law, Rashaun Stokes, all of Sulphur Springs, Texas; special niece, Tammy Duffy Nelson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommie and Alice Nelson; daughter, Audrudita Ford; grandson, Brian Finnie; brother, WA Nelson; and sisters, Bobbie Nelson and Peggy Montgomery.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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