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  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Missionary Christine Mayfield Stokes
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Missionary Christine Mayfield Stokes – November 29, 2104 @ 1:00 p.m.
                                                                    Guiding Light COGIC in Lexington, MS

Christine Mayfield Stokes
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Christine Mayfield Stokes was born November 6, 1933 in Lexington, MS to Mingo and Clemmie Lomax Mayfield. She was the fourth of ten children born to this union. She was baptized at the Beulah Grove COGIC. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Leonteen Tate and Dorothy Epps. Two brothers; Mingo Mayfield, Jr. and Melvin Mayfield, as well as a grandson; Saicardo Stokes.

He education included graduating from Ambrose High School and achieving an Associate Certificate in Child Development from Mary Holmes College in May 1988.

She was united in matrimony to Andrew D. Stokes, Sr. on February 4, 1954 and soon relocated to Petersburg, VA where they remained until 1957. In 1957 they relocated to New Orleans, LA where she was a stay-at-home wife and mother. In 1969 she and her family relocated to Durant, MS and began working as a devoted head start teacher with the CMI Headstart Program. She retired after 32 years of service.

Christine joined Wades Chapel CME Church of Durant, MS where she was a dedicated missionary, Sunday school teacher, and member. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking not only for her children and family, but also for the community. She even opened the doors of her home to shelter for those who needed a place to live for her relatives, friends, and even strangers.

Christine departed this life on the evening of November 22, 2014, leaving a legacy of love and cherished memories to her beloved husband of sixty plus years, Rev. Andrew D. Stokes, Sr., eight children; Arnetta (Terry) Smith, Naydean (Phillip) Rozell, Andrewetta (Sandy) Montgomery, Andrew Jr. (Felicia) Stokes, Cassell (Alice) Stokes, Manuel (Corliss) Stokes, Stephanie (Michael) Desideria, David (Toscha) Stokes, 26 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, 5 siblings; Bernice Brown, Lynette Sly, Henry Mayfield, Charles Mayfield, Minnie C. Garnett, and a brother-in-law; J. B. Tate, and a host of nieces, nephews, couins, and friends.