Mrs. Stokes passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at home.
Mrs. Stokes was born November 10, 1940, in Miami, Fla., to Raymond Gaylord Williams and Ruth Maule Williams.
Joy enjoyed being a stay at home mother and spending time with family and friends. She especially cherished her time with her three grandsons, to whom she was affectionately known as Mimi.
She loved playing bridge with her friends in Blowing Rock and those in Charlotte. Joy also loved to entertain and enjoyed being around those close to her.
Joy had a love for the mountains, where she spent many summers throughout her childhood. She continued the tradition, living in Blowing Rock for 12 years before returning to Charlotte last year.
Mrs. Stokes is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Robert (Bobby) Wilson Stokes III as well as her brother, Evert Maule Williams.
Joy is survived by her daughter, Gay Stieber (Jeff); and a son, Robert (Bobby) Wilson Stokes IV (Nikki); and her three grandsons, Tyler (Amelia), Christopher (Kate) and Turner Stieber. She also loved her three great grandchildren, Owen, Charlotte and Nora.
Also surviving Joy are her two brothers, Raymond Gaylord Williams, Jr. (Ann) and Franklin Reed Williams (Karen) as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday January 19, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
The family will receive friends after the service at a home in Blowing Rock.
In Lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials would be sent to: St. Mary of the Hills, Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 14, Blowing Rock, NC 28605