Ruth Eugenia Stokes was born to the late Howard and Carrie Hillery in Baltimore, MD on April 5th, 1934. Ruth was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her late husband, Leon Stokes in March of 1985 in Baltimore, MD and was blessed with three children.
Ruth was a homemaker who had a heart of gold and a loving and peaceful spirit. She cared for her children and helped to raise one of her many grandchildren lovingly known as “Charlie Brown”- his nickname given by her.
She would help anyone in need, and she was a fun and feisty lady in her younger years. In her later years, she took joy in meals with her family and watching her favorite “Western” television shows. Ruth had a strong and personal relationship with God and her family.
Ruth was preceded by her husband Leon Stokes and siblings Joseph Hillery, George Hillery, Vernon Hillery, and Henry Hillery. Ruth Eugenia Stokes is survived by her 3 children, Maurice Foster, Leon Stokes, and Eugenia Ruth Stokes, 7 grandchildren, her dear elder sister Alta Blue who she loved dearly and often credited with raising and protecting her in her early years. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and family members who loved her very much. Ruth now basks in God’s presence and eternal love. Word of Remembrance for Ruth Stokes
“When I wake up in the morning and see the sun, I think of how God has
shined on you the joys and struggles of caring for you were a gift from heaven. I carry you in my heart always, and forevermore. Your loving kindness and selfless way of helping me raise such a wonderful and gifted son-Charles Elliott Coe. You stood by me and Charles and showed us every day unconditional love, laughter, and support. I know for certain you are now resting and enjoying God’s presence and peace. I love you mom very much. I am not sad because I know God has you in his arms and cradles you with his eternal love. This vessel here today is only a vessel, I rest assured that your spirit is resting in his bosom of love”.
- Eugenia Stokes