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Bryant Darrell Stokes

November 20, 1978 ~ November 1, 2022 (age 43)

Obituary

A funeral ceremony honoring, remembering, and celebrating the life of Bryant Darrell Stokes will be held 1 PM Monday, November 7, at Church on the Move, 1003 N. 129th E. Avenue in Tulsa. Bryant passed away, Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was 43 years old.

Born November 20, 1978 in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Bryant was the son of Lawrence and Doris (Hobson) Stokes. He was raised in a very musical family where he developed a beautiful singing voice from an early age. As a child, Bryant loved playing in the neighborhood with his brothers and friends, loved to fish in the creek behind their home with a wooden stick and bologna for bait, and riding his bike to the closest convenience store, Spencer’s Short Stop, to collect free treats from the owner. Bryant graduated from Owasso High School with the Class of 1997. It was there, alongside his twin brother, Brent, they would become stars on the basketball team.

Bryant began dating Amy during his senior year at Owasso High School. The high school sweethearts were married February 15, 1999, also in Owasso. To this union were born five beautiful children, Paris, Cilicia, Derek, Damyan, and Achaia. Bryant worked hard raising his family while also studying Accounting at Langston University.

Through the years, Church on the Move has remained such a big part of Bryant's life. He has served alongside Amy in the children’s department, helped lead worship in a variety of ways for many years, and eventually gained employment with Church on the Move as their Financial Director. Most recently, Bryant found success by establishing Stokes Accounting, providing financial services and consulting to small businesses and various ministries.

Above all, Bryant was a wonderful husband and father to his beloved family. He enjoyed playing basketball, coaching his son’s basketball teams, gaming online with his brother and friends, and remained an avid sports enthusiast throughout his entire life. Bryant loved landscaping! He admired others’ gifts and spent a great deal of time working on his flower gardens, making them ever so beautiful. He really enjoyed admiring his work with his family. Bryant could answer any sports trivia question imaginable! He loved the Oklahoma Sooners, Denver Broncos, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, North Carolina Tarheels for college basketball, and the New York Yankees.

Bryant was blessed with the most amazing gift of encouragement. He was always encouraging others and lifting people up with his genuine compliments. It didn’t matter if the world viewed you as important or successful, after you left Bryant’s presence, you would feel like the most special person in the world! Bryant was deeply loved by everyone who knew him. He leaves behind a host of friends and family who will forever cherish his memory.

Surviving family include his parents, Lawrence and Doris Stokes; his wife, Amy Stokes and their five children, Paris, Cilicia, Derek, Damyan, and Achaia Stokes; his brothers, Brent Stokes and his wife, Jaycee, Larry Stokes and his wife, Angela; his sisters, Tamiko Williams and her husband, Marcus, and Crystal Fuselier.
 

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Services

Funeral
Monday
November 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Bryant Darrell Stokes (Tulsa)

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