Memorial services for Ms. Rita H. Stokes were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. Eddie Johnson and the Rev. John Stephens officiated.  John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services of Philadelphia was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Stokes, 68, died on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Neshoba County General Hospital. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Stokes.

Survivors include her daughters, Denise (Wayne) Parks, Jennifer (William) Jones; son, Patrick (Genay Rowell) Stokes; sisters, Nellie Sam and Connie Chickaway; brothers, Derrick Sam and Golden Sam; three Godchildren; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.