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James Edward Stokes, II

December 30, 1975 ~ April 9, 2023 (age 47) 47 Years Old
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Obituary

Mr. James E. Stokes, II was born on December 30, 1975, in Statesboro, Georgia. He was the son of the late James E. Stokes and Mary Louise Stokes Clark. He departed this life on Sunday, April 9, 2023.

Mr. Stokes was educated in the public schools of St. George and Lexington High School. He received his diploma from Lexington High School Class of 1994. He was a basketball player for Lexington receiving many awards and accolades including:

3-year letterman, 2-time All-State selection, All-Star selection for North-South Games, 2 time All-Region, Lake Murray Tournament MVP, Top 15 Junior Prospects (#6 out of 15), Boys All-State Selection in Junior Year, Coastline Sports AAU Senior Boys Basketball Championship, Aruba Tournament MVP, Leading Player in scoring and rebounding in his Junior Year, and WLTX Pepsi Player of the Week in his Senior Year. Also, he was an Honor Roll Student and a member of the Track and Field team in Lexington as well.

In his final 1993-1994 season average was 15.5 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, scored over 900 points and recorded over 500 rebounds for his career. He also helped lead the team in tying the school’s best record and signed to play with The Citadel. James was the first basketball player selected from Lexington High School to be recruited and selected by a Division I School. He attended the Citadel and Tuskegee University where he was a basketball player for both schools.

James was baptized at an early age and joined New Bethel A.M.E. Church and was a faithful member working alongside his mother in serving the community. He loved the Lord and praised Him for bringing him through many trials and tribulations. His favorite scripture was Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”

James was a man who loved his family dearly and had a great love of basketball. He would often talk about his favorite sports teams including the Jets. He was talented in many areas of sports, academics, and his ability to dance.

He was preceded in death by his father James Edward Stokes and stepfather Homer Clark. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his mother, Mary Louise Green Stokes - Clark of Lexington, South Carolina and son Bryson Stokes of Boca Raton, Florida; 1 grandchild, Ella Stokes of Glouster, Virginia. His stepbrothers Howard Clark, Edward Clark (EC) deceased, and Travis Clark all of Lexington, South Carolina; seven uncles, seven aunts, and two great aunts; and a host of cousins and other family and friends that will miss him dearly.

 

In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to New Bethel AME Church in honor of James Edward Stokes, II.

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Thursday
April 13, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
J. H. Robinson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel
701 Hendrix st
Lexington, SC 29072

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Friday
April 14, 2023

2:00 PM
New Bethel AME Church
500 S. Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072

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