HUDSON - Mary Dean (Horne) Stokes, 81, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on January 8, 2016. She was born April 18, 1934, the daughter of Marvin Wesley and Edith Mignon (McLeod) Horne of Albany, Georgia.
Deanie graduated from Albany High School in 1952, married Marvin Stokes in 1953, spent 35 years in the Washington, D.C. area and moved to Hudson, Maine in 1987. She and her husband, Marvin were God's faithful servants during their 62 years of marriage. While Marvin served as an elder, deacon and church leader, Deanie was a counselor, prayer warrior and Bible teacher for over 65 years. She had a close personal relationship with her Lord and rejoiced to see her prayers answered as she prayed for individual's needs. Deanie enjoyed reading, playing the organ, piano, singing as a church soloist and choir member. During an overseas tour with her husband (1974-1977), she established an adult on-post bible study and made many new British and American friends. She also enjoyed traveling in the UK and Europe. Deanie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, artist, and lived a fruitful life. She was a successful gardener who shared her vegetables and flowers with neighbors, friends, family and the needy.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin of Hudson; two daughters, Kathryn L. LaForest and her husband, Jimmy of Hudson, Theresa Ann (Stokes) Ricks of Beckley, WV; one son, Gregory M. Stokes and his wife, Cindy of Levant; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Rebecca Hand and her husband, Ronald of Brookfield, GA; nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to give special thanks to EMMC doctors, nurses and staff for their compassionate and professional support.
A funeral service will be held 4pm Monday, January 11, 2016 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor with Pastor Rick Libby officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 3pm until time of service Monday. A private family graveside service will be held in the spring at the Hudson Village Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Deanie in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Soul Harbor Ministries, P.O. Box 275, Corinth, ME 04427. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.