Joseph Stokes
1964 - 2021
BORN
1964
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home & Cremation Service
142 West Washington Avenue
Washington, NJ
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ Joseph Stokes, 57, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey passed away suddenly on November 22, 2021, with his loving family by his side. Joseph was born November 19, 1964, in Dover, New Jersey to parents Louise and Willie Stokes. Joseph grew up in Mansfield, New Jersey and attended Warren Hills High School. Joseph married the love of his life, Donna Stokes, on September 13, 1997. Together Joseph and Donna raised a beautiful family with children Joseph Jr., Dixie, Angel, and Pedro. Joseph was an amazing father and loved his children and did everything he could to make their lives better each and every day. Joseph loved to joke and always wanted everyone around him to smile. Throughout his life he held many different jobs but most recently worked as a warehouse clerk for Fortuna Brothers Inc. Joseph also took great pride in the times he had volunteering with the Mansfield Fire Department in Port Murray. Joseph appreciated the fact that he could give back to the community and truly cherished the friendships that he made while on the fire department. Joseph was also a man of God and was a member of The First Baptist Church of Anderson. And to Joseph's delight one of his prayers was answered on February 4th, 2018 when the Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl. Joseph was a lifelong Eagles fan and watched every down of every game. In his free time Joseph also enjoyed fishing in many of the local fishing holes. Joseph was also an animal lover and had taken in many pets throughout his lifetime and now leaves behind his three dogs Diamond, Jewels, and Jinx. Joseph had a heart of gold and was truly one of the good ones. Joseph will be forever missed by his loving wife Donna Stokes, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, son Joseph Stokes Jr. of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, daughter Dixie Cuevas of San Bernadino, California, son Angel Cuevas of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, son Pedro Perez of Phillipsburg, New Jersey and 10 grandchildren. Joseph is also survived by his brother Jimmy Stokes of Newark, New Jersey, Eugene Stokes of Easton, Pennsylvania, sister Gloria Stokes of Bangor, Pennsylvania, nephew Allan Stokes of Allentown, Pennsylvania, nephew Jeremy Stokes of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Niece Tara Salmonsan of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and nephew Jeremy Salmonsan of Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Joseph is predeceased by his parents Louise and Willie Stokes. And by his twin brother Jerry Stokes. In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph's name can be made to the Mansfield Fire Company 1, located at 324 Main Street, Port Murray, New Jersey 07865. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday November 29th, 2021, from 4pm to 7pm at the Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home & Cremation Service, located at 142 West Washington Avenue, Washington, New Jersey 07882. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 30th, 2021, at 11am at the funeral home, with interment to follow at the Summerfield Cemetery. To share memories with the family please visit www.knolldevoefh.com Knoll-Devoe Funeral Home and Cremation Service 142 W. Washington Ave. Washington, NJ 07882 (908) 689-0046
Published by The Express Times from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
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We love you joe and miss you deeply. This is so unreal that your gone. Your heart was so pure and life was so full. I´m glad I got you meet you. Much love to your wife Donna.
Ortiz family
November 29, 2021
We have known the Stokes Family ever since they were small children growing up in Anderson. Our DEEPEST LOVE AND CONDOLENES goes to you DONNA and your Entire Family!!!
Doretta Banks Bryant and Daughters, Sonia, Colleen, Stefanie and Rosalynn!
November 29, 2021
You are my best friend, my husband, my soul mate. We may have disagreed on things and had se spats, but the one thing we never disagreed on is the love we had for each other. I will never say goodbye to you but I will say see you later. And i will see you again one day, so save me a place up there. But until then rest easy. I love you Your wife, Donna
Your loving wife, Donna Stokes
Family
November 27, 2021
Thankyou for always being there for me and my family needed you the most I'm really going to miss you .. You had big heart and taught me how father should be..You will be missed...
Joyce
Friend
November 27, 2021
Rest well Poppa! I love you! Miss you sooo much !
Dixie Cuevas
Family
November 27, 2021
Will always remember us hanging together as friends doing what friends do laughing and joking spending good times together looking out for one and another that was joe
Ray scott
Friend
November 27, 2021
Joe, thanks for being a great friend and neighbor. You were always there for me if I ever needed a hand. This is not a goodbye but rather a see you later. RIH Joe
Bernard
November 27, 2021
You will always be my best friend always because that is how it all started 24 years ago. We made sooooo many memories together that i will never forget. I lost a part of me on 11/22/21 that i will never get back. As i realize that the loss is real its so hard to believe that your gone. The girls (the puppies) miss you so much they keep looking out the window for you, and every time the door opens they look to see if it is you. Until we meet again, send my love to momma Stokes, my parents, Wilson and the many friends and family we loss. RIP my husband <3
Donna Stokes (wife)
Family
November 26, 2021
Thank you for always being there for everyone. We already miss you soo much. I love you rest easy pop
Angelo Cuevas
Family
November 26, 2021
Joe was a great guy. He will be dearly missed. We love u Joe. Rest easy
Henderson Family
Friend
November 26, 2021
So glad I got to spend time with Donna and Joe a couple of years ago. Joe had an awesome sense of humor and such a gentle, kind spirit. He will be deeply missed. My Love and Prayers to Family and Friends.
Tara Flint-Lyons
Family
November 26, 2021
Our 24 years of marriage are filled with many awesome memories that will live on forever.. Joe you are my best friend, lover and husband and I thank you for all the memories that we created together. And being the person you were. I love you and miss you and will never forget you EVER. RIP UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN.
Donna stokes
November 26, 2021
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