Rose Marie Stokes

Rose Marie Stokes

Rose Marie Mitchell Neal Stokes, 88, of Rayville, passed from this life on Friday, November 22, 2019, in Rayville.

She was born January 20, 1931 in Manifest, the middle child of seven children and the last survivor of the siblings.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, at the Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel in Rayville with Dr. Alan Miller and Bro. Charles Ellzey officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel of Rayville.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. Russell Neal and Herman Stokes.

Survivors include her children, David Russell Neal of Rayville, D’Juana Neal Stewart and husband, Gene of Rayville, and Billy Neal and wife, Suzette of Emory, TX; grandchildren, Apryle Allen Mitchell of Rayville, Danielle Neal Tibbs of Rayville, Michelle Neal Taylor of Darlington, SC, Amanda Neal Herrington and husband, Joe of Shreveport, Angela Neal Hobgood, Amber Graham of Fort Worth, TX, and Ashley Neal Soto and husband, Migel of Fort Worth, TX; 14 great-grandchildren; and a special friend and singing companion, W. Reed Gorden.

Pallbearers were Greg Romero, Nicholas Romero, Timothy Branch, Tyler Wade, Robby Mitchell, and Chris Thomas.

The family request memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org/donate.

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