Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Anna Mary (Stokes) Lee?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Anna's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Anna Mary (Stokes) Lee
January 22, 1919 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 105) 105 Years Old
Anna Mary Stokes Lee was born January 22, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the fifth of seven children born to Grover Cleveland Stokes and Adeline Rosemond Stokes.
She was baptized into the East 71st Seventh Day Adventist Church. She later joined the Glenville Seventh Day Adventist Church and afterwards the Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church which met in a theatre at East 79th and Hough. Bethel then moved to Greater Avery on Wade Park Avenue. Anna Mary directed the choir there. Sis Lee had a love of Christian music, especially hymns. She joined the church choir at 12 years old. All six of her siblings sang.
Anna Mary was married to the late Henry E. Lee. To that union two children were born, Lavonna and the late Richard W. Lee.
In 1939 Anna Mary graduated from Ramah Jr. Academy. Eight students graduated. It was the only senior class to graduate from Ramah.
Sis Lee was very active in church teaching cradle roll and kindergarten age children. She sang in trio and quartet groups. She often sang duets with her brother William Stokes. Sis Lee also went out into the community with several other members of the church singing carols during Christmas season.
Sister Anna Mary Stokes Lee leaves to mourn her daughter Lavonna Evans (Alvie); cousins, Marion Bassett, Marion Grier; nieces Janice Brinks (Harry), Olivia Henry, Alice Stokes, Cheyenne Stokes, Dorian Stokes and Leah Stokes; nephews, Nelson Stokes (Lornette), William Stokes (Rose), Roy Willis (Ilmo Jean), Kathy Lee (daughter-in-law), Sabriya Hameed (caretaker) and two special friends that were like daughters, Pamela Logan and Sabrina Willis, and several great nieces and nephews.