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Anna Mary (Stokes) Lee

January 22, 1919 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 105) 105 Years Old

Anna Lee Obituary

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.

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Open Viewing
February 12, 2024

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
89th Chapel
2165 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106

February 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church
1443 Addison Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44103

Celebration of Life
February 13, 2024

10:30 AM
Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church
1443 Addison Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44103


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