Lera Imogene Abbott Stokes, 84, of West Memphis, Arkansas, died on August 4, 2012. She was born on August 28, 1927 in Cabot, Arkansas.
Ms. Stokes worked for over thirty years at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention until she retired. She was a devoted Arkansas Razorback fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Stokes; her parents, Hoyt Malcolm Abbott and Lena Belle Burrows; three sisters, Martha Jewel Lester, Pearlie Marie Abbott and Dorothy Mae Jones; two brothers, Herbert Dean Abbott and Walter Hoyt Abbott. Survivors include five nieces, Lisa Camp, Becc Lester-Rodel, Patty Abbott, Sarah Abbott, and Pam Pfahning; three nephews, Steve McPherson, Jerry McPherson and Kelly Abbott; and a great nephew, Cameron, whom she considered a grandson.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Graveside services will be on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Hope Cemetery in Imboden, Arkansas.