Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sue Stokes: Jan. 5, 1948 - Aug. 28, 2007


I wanted to share my mom's obituary notice. I hope it gives you a small glimpse into how wonderful she was. I haven't blogged much in the past few months... but I'm going to start again soon.

Enjoy.

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It's almost impossible to describe and value a person's life in just a few words, but Suzanne Eberle Stokes' life was, more than anything, dedicated to her faith in Christ and ministering to people through prayer. Born on Jan. 5, 1948, in Staten Island, NY, to Sarajane "Jane" Eberle and Richard "Buz" Eberle, she was one of five siblings. In 1969 she married George H. Stokes and moved to Huntington Beach, CA, where their four children were born. She became a Christian during her "hippy days" as she called them and from then on dedicated her life to church ministry and prayer. During the last few years, her greatest wish was to become a grandma, which happened earlier this year with the birth of Kelty Liam. She went home to be with the Lord on August 28, 2007, at age 59, surrounded by her husband, George; sister, Betsy; children Tod, Kara, Luke and Christian; and grandson Kelty. She will be missed by her family, parents, siblings (Bill, Betsy, Deya and John) and the many friends and lives she touched. A service will be held at Vineyard Anaheim at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Upper Room Ministries, 5081 Roxborough Drive, Placentia, CA 92870.

4 comments:

Jacqueline A. Meinhold said...

I was a classmate of your Mom at Nottingham. My name is Jacqueline Albro Meinhold, and I am so sorry for your loss. I just rec my Nottingham Connection and read of her passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy

August said...

Luke, I just wanted to thank you for blogging about your mom, and thank Kara for the pictures. Tod told me about your parents last year. I love and miss them both. And, I am very sorry for the loss your family has endured. I'm excited that you are working for Dave Ramsey. That is so cool!

Bonnie said...

I was best friends with your mom during her years at Skidmore College and was even in her wedding to George. I was just searching for her on Facebook and this site popped up.

I'm SO sorry to hear of your loss! Suzanne was a wonderful (and very fun) person and I can't believe that she's gone! Please give my condolences to George and the rest of the family.

Bonnie L. Rosen

JOHN PARISI said...

I MET YOUR DAD AT NYU WHEN WE WERE BOTH ATTENDING. I NEVER FORGET GETTING IN MY CAR ( A JAG ) AND FINDING A FLYERN ON MY WINDSHIELD WHICH SAID:
" TIRED OF JAGUAR DEALERS ) CALL ME AT ------- - - -- - - -. MY RECOLECTION IS THAT HE OPENED A BIKE STORE IN CA. AND CALLED IT "STOKES SPOKES " I DROVE UPSTATE
TO ATTEND THEIR WEDDING ( ABOUT 250 MI ) WHICH I THINK WAS ON A SUNDAY
AND DROVE BACK THE SAME DAY. ALTHOUGH HE WAS PROBABLY TO YOUNG TO
REMEMBER ME I MET TODD WHO WAS ABOUT 4. THE LAST TIME I SAW YOUR PARENTS
WAS WHEN THEY CAME TO A DISCO I OPENED IN NY. I'LL MISS THEM.

JOHN PARISI FORMERLY OF NY. NOW LIVING IN BOCA RATON FLORIDA