A celebration of life for Judy Marie Barr Stokes, age 78, will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14 at Sharon Chapel, at Hampton, MS. She passed from this life into Heaven on October 11 at her home at Lake Washington, after a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery, Glen Allan under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Judy was born in 1939 in Boyle, Mississippi, the daughter of Roy Murry Barr, Sr. and Mildred Howarth Barr. In 1946, her family moved to Glen Allan where Judy graduated from Glen Allan High School. It was there she met the love of her life and husband of 59 years, David L. Stokes. In addition to raising their five daughters, Judy worked alongside her husband, supporting him and attending the many functions required by his long career in the towboat industry.
Judy thoroughly enjoyed traveling, sewing for family and bargain-hunting, but her greatest passion and delight came from cooking for her immediate and extended family and many friends. She was known for her ability to feed a crowd on short notice and provide enough food to feed a small army.
Judy was a member of Sharon Chapel Assembly of God church at Hampton, Mississippi.
Those left to honor her memory include: her husband, David L. Stokes, five daughters: Lisa (Ron) Sledd of Waterville, OH; Sherri (Bobby) Allen of Lake Washington, MS; Robbie (Mike) Diffey of Monroe, NC; Melissa (Harold) Calloway of Madison, MS; Julie (Trey) Childs of Lake Washington, MS, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, a sister, Penny (Jim) Newsom of Glen Allan, MS, and many nieces and nephews.
Judy’s parents and one brother, Roy Murry Barr, Jr., preceded her in death.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Judy over the past difficult months: Dr. Timothy Cannon and his staff of Jackson Pulmonary Associates, Dr. Buddy Thompson of the Greenville Clinic, A&A Home Health, Grace Hospice, Julie Peyton, Angela Redwine, Mary Lloyd, Melvie White, Mary Baliey, Emma Tubwell and many others who brought food, gifts, and sent cards with words of encouragement.
There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church.