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    I'm truly sorry to hear about your recent loss. It is a very difficult time; but I hope you can find some comfort in the words of Nahum 1:7 which reads: "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Yes, we can totally rely on our Loving God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29, Isaiah 55:11). Then death will be gone forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4) Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
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  • Sunday, August 06, 2017
    I love you so very much. You are forever in my thoughts. I talk to God about you often....when I awake in the mornings, when I go to bed at night, all through the day, and all through the night, you occupy my thoughts. This is a difficult time and though sadness resides in my heart, I know that God's GRACE, His hand of COMFORT, and His peace is also with me and sustains me in my low places. Rest in peace, nephew. I have been blessed indeed to be your aunt. I have cherished every moment of it. I would give anything to have you back with me (us). I'm still trusting God on this one. Until we meet again, Auntee Ran
    ~ Miranda Ellison   Milledgeville, GA
    
Kendrick Stokes (Mobley)
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Every life is a story written by God with a beginning, middle, and end. Beginning Kendrick Jermaine Stokes (Mobley), affectionately known by family and loved ones as “Boo” was born July 6, 1987 in Thomasville, Georgia. He was the son of Ms. Barbara Ann Ellison and the late Mr. Stephen Harold Mobley. At an early age, Kendrick joined Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Quitman, Georgia. He attended Sunday School classes, sang in the Jr. Choir, and participated in The Children of Praise, a liturgical dance and worship team. Kendrick later frequented Morning Star Baptist Church with his Grandma Ella. He attended the public schools in Brooks County graduating from Brooks County High School in 2006, where he was a member of the wrestling and track teams. While growing up, he also played little league baseball. Everywhere that Kendrick went people would describe him as being a quiet, meek, humble, and respectful young man. This always made his family proud of him for “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold” (Proverbs 22:1).

Upon graduating from Brooks County High School, Kendrick enrolled at Turner Job Corps in Albany, Georgia to receive training in masonry. He enjoyed this adventure because it was his first time away from home. It was through this experience that he gained a sense of pride, independence, courage, and a friendship “brotherly” bond with Mr. Curtis Bell of Albany, GA. Kendrick relished his accomplishments at Turner Job Corps and so did we. Shortly thereafter, he was gainfully employed at Pilgrim’s Pride, Inc. in Live Oak, Florida. Kendrick knew the value of hard work. He never complained about the early morning risings, the long drives to and from work, and sharing transportation with those who did not have a ride. He remained a faithful employee until his untimely death. For recreation, he thoroughly enjoyed writing lyrics and singing “rap” under his stage name, DomeSpitta (Bone Shop Entertainment). There was no denying that music was Kendrick’s craft! As a young child, he would retreat to his bedroom to write songs that later became an outlet of self-expression for him and lively entertainment for others. Sharing his talents and working alongside some of his talented friends (Deldrick “Big D” Wright, Jason Sloan, and Eric Grant), Kendrick achieved the completion of a few music projects; his tribute to his dad, Steve Mobley continues to be a family favorite. Although he took great pleasure in his music, attending car shows, watching movies, surfing the internet for numerous hours at a time, and traveling out of town, Kendrick’s family and friends were his heart and joy. 

On July 14, 2017 surrounded by family and friends, Kendrick transitioned from this earthly life to eternal rest as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Kendrick’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His humor, gentle smile, humble spirit, and caring ways brought so much joy to our family. Through his actions, he imparted unconditional love to us all, constantly reminding us of the preciousness of life. Kendrick was God’s gift to us for 30 unforgettable years. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Kendrick will be dearly missed by his loving mother, Ms. Barbara Ellison and his brother, Tyree Jackson, both of Quitman, Georgia; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lou Ella Strickland, Quitman, Georgia; and his maternal great aunt/grandmother, Mrs. Betty Powell, Quitman, Georgia; four aunts, Ms. Miranda Ellison, Milledgeville, Georgia and Ms. Bonnie Powell, Thomasville, Georgia, Ms. Stephanie Gilbert and Mrs. Sharon Gilbert Brooks, both of Miami, Florida; seven uncles, Mr. William (Melvina) Mobley, Richmond, VA; Mr. Raymond (Gail) Mobley, Valdosta, GA; Mr. Timothy Mobley, Quitman, Georgia; Mr. Jeffrey (Sarita) Mobley, Columbus, GA; Mr. Lindsay Mobley, Valdosta, GA; Mr. John (Karen) Strickland, Carrolton, GA; and Mr. Sylvester Gilbert, Jr., Miami Florida. His memories will also be cherished by 3 great uncles (Willie Ellison, McArthur Ellison, and Frankie Ellison); 3 great aunts (Mrs. Della Mae Jackson, Louise Green, and Crystal Wilfork); his cousin and best friend, Antonio Mobley; a special friend, Brandon Parson of Thomasville, GA; and a host of other loving cousins, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3PM at Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Delvin Boatman, eulogist.  Burial will follow in the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday at the Stevens-McGhee chapel from 2PM until 8PM.  

We ask that you continue to keep the Stokes and Mobley Family in your daily thoughts and prayers so that they come through this time with truth and understanding.