Virginia L Stokes
Virginia L Stokes, 92, passed away on March 14, 2020 in Norfolk Virginia.

Born in Geneva, Ohio, Virginia was the daughter of Myra "Top Shelf" Pierson (Brotzman) and Stanley Davies.

Virginia graduated from Geneva High School in 1945 and attended Bowling Green State University.

Virginia was an active member of the United Church in Geneva. She served her church as President of the Women's Association, leader of the Evening Group and Moderator. Virginia also taught Sunday School for many years and was the leader of a Youth Church. Her love of music led her to the position of Singing Choir Director and Bell Choir Director.

Virginia was a Seventy-Year member of The Order of Eastern Star Grace Chapter (Geneva) and Covered Bridge Chapter (Rock Creek). During her membership, she held the positions of Past Matron five times, Past Grand Representative of New Mexico in Ohio in 1997/98. She was also President of the 1997 Grand Family and District 1 President in 2008.

Virginia was director of the "Grace Notes", a musical comedy band of Order of Eastern Star Grace Chapter who conducted over 500 performances across several states. After "Grace Notes", Virginia became a member of a Senior Citizen band, "Off Our Rockers".
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Willard L. Stokes. She is survived by her three children, Richard of Humble, Texas; Karina of Dickinson, Texas; and David of Norfolk, Virginia. Virginia has two grandchildren, Randy and Teena, and five great grandchildren.

Services will be held at Fleming-Billman Funeral Home at 323 South Broadway in Geneva (440-466-4631): Calling Hours are Friday, 20 March from 4 - 7 PM; Order of Eastern Star (OES) Services will be held at 6:30 PM as part of the Calling Hours on Friday. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva, on Saturday, March 21, starting at Fleming-Billman Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Church, 75 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Church, 75 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041.
Published on March 14, 2020


Plant a tree in memory
of Virginia
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Arrangements by


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on June 12, 2020.

Showing 10 of 14 posts

Karina N. Stokes
Mar 21, 2020
3 generations of women and Mom with one of my greyhounds - she loved animals as well as people.
On behalf of Haulotte US
Mar 19, 2020
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Virginia L Stokes by On behalf of Haulotte US.  Send flowers
Steve Johnson
Mar 18, 2020
Wow, what a lady! I would have liked to have known her better. But, since she was the mother of a dear friend, I found her to be a friendly, kind lady with a generous spirit. I’m sorry the world has lost her. I’m sure she will be missed greatly by her loving family and surviving friends. My prayers are with her as she joins my parents and other angels in heaven. And, I pray for the burden of grief to be lifted from her loved ones.
Teena, Joe, Ada, and Alicia
Mar 18, 2020
Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of Virginia L Stokes by Teena, Joe, Ada, and Alicia.  Send flowers
Catherine Del Castillo
Mar 18, 2020
Dear Dave, we extend our most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Ginny was a lovely lady and it was nice to meet her.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us to go on.
May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now.
Catty, Gustavo, Adriana y Paula
Mark Whittington
Mar 18, 2020
I never knew the elder Ms. Stokes, but have been acquainted with her daughter for decades. She must have been a remarkable woman to have produced my friend, a woman of strength and perseverance. All prayers for her and the family and friends she left behind.
Karina Stokes, Ph.D.
Mar 18, 2020
Mom Remembered

She lived through the Great Depression
But she never abandoned hope

She lived through a Great War
But she sought peace throughout her life

She was raised to be old-fashioned
But she accepted her children as they chose to be

She loved being a mother
And she chose to be a stout-hearted wife

She was not always cherished
But she always cared for others’ feelings

She was not always loved
But she always loved her family and friends

Those who knew her felt her profound caring
But now we must say goodbye to her loving heart

She has left this world for a better place
Where God’s love for her never ends

Thank you for being a great Mom and a non-judgmental friend! I know
... that will miss you for a long, long time.Read more
Jonathan DelCastillo
Mar 17, 2020
Rest in peace dear Ginny, my father and I we were glad to share moments with you and your Norfolks family. It was really nice to met you and feel your kindness and happyness around us.
With Love
Love, Chris, Corinne, Eric & Nate Zimmerman
Mar 17, 2020
With Distinction was purchased for the family of Virginia L Stokes by Love, Chris, Corinne, Eric & Nate Zimmerman.  Send flowers
David Purnell Mar 17, 2020
Mar 17, 2020
Dave, What a remarkable lady, society and you have suffered a great lost. May the upcoming days, weeks, years soften your grief, sorrow, and comfort you and your family. 

With Deepest Sympathy,
David,Mabel and Troy/Family
Mar 16, 2020
I love you Mom and will miss you . We have a lot of great memories that I will always cherish. You will be loved by me and everyone. You will always be a great mother to me . Rest in peace .