Bessie Louise Stokes, 93 of Mannington passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home. Born September 25, 1928, to the late Carlie and Nora (Cotton) Holmes of Mannington. She was of Pentecostal faith and attended Empire Full Gospel for many years. Bessie found pleasure in feeding and watching hummingbirds and working puzzle books. She was always ready to shop and go out to eat with her grandkids. Every night she would read from the Bible before bed.
Preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Stokes; daughter, Margaret Carroll; son-in-law, Steve Vandiver; 3 brothers; and her sister.
Survived by her two daughters, Diana (Lindsay) Hopper of Mannington, and Gale Vandiver of Orange Park, FL; son, Stacy (Sandy) Stokes of Henderson; 7 grandchildren, Terry Dunning, Falesha Crick, Dwayne Carroll, Crystal Menser, Somer Hopper, Stephen Vandiver and Tabitha Stokes; 9 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be held Monday at 12:00p.m. at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Roger Fuller officiating. Burial to follow at Old Burg Cemetery in Mannington. Visitation will begin at 10:00a.m. at the funeral home.
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