Wilda Marie (Harris) Stokes (87), of Maryville, TN, formerly of New Johnsonville, TN, passed away peacefully, of natural causes, on June 23, 2020, at Island Home Park Health and Rehab in Knoxville, TN. Beloved wife for almost 63 years of O. R. Stokes; loving mother to Melinda (Jeff Black) and Jessica (Gary Rochelle); grandmother of Katelyn Rochelle Scarpino (Joe), Kelsey Rochelle, Jackson Black and Macynn Black. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her parents Fred and Ruby Harris, and her dear sister Ramona Bowman. She is survived by her beloved siblings Freddie Fryar and Larry Harris. Wilda spent most of her adult life in Humphreys County, TN, where she raised her daughters, was a devoted member of Trace Creek Baptist church and worked as a bank teller for many years. After she retired, she and Ray resided in Maryville, TN, and joined Dotson Memorial Baptist Church. She was active in Eastern Star, was a lifelong reader, enjoyed traveling and playing games with her grandchildren. She will be long remembered for her kind heart and sweet demeanor. A private graveside service will be held in Chattanooga, TN, at a future date. Donations to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. (5801 Kingston Pike, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37919 or www.alzTennessee.org) are requested in lieu of flowers or gifts. Please wear masks and remember to properly social distance.
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