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Deacon Ervin Stokes

November 14, 1932 — May 4, 2023

Aurora, Colorado,

Life’s journey

Deacon Ervin D Stokes

It is written that when life begins it is like an open book with many blank pages; each day that we live our deeds are recorded page by page until we close our eyes in death and await that great getting up morning.

The pages of this book began for Ervin D Stokes

in Florence, North Carolina on November 14, 1932. He was the second child of nine born to the union of Roosevelt and Verdi Stokes. Though we celebrated his birthdate as 1932, he often stated that he was actually born in 1931. Either way, he enjoyed 90+ years of life.

Ervin received his formal education from Pamlico

High School in North Carolina.  He dedicated his life to the Lord as a child and remained committed to Christ his entire life. He was mechanically inclined at a very young age. Always repairing, creating and building things, including go karts. He was also blessed with the ability to grow fruits and Vegetables.

Ervin joined the United States Air Force at the age of eighteen. While enlisted in the Air Force, he married Roberta Bryant, this marriage was later dissolved. He later met a lovely lady by the name Lillie Walker Miles and they were joined in holy matrimony in 1977. The couple enjoyed 43 years of marriage until Lillie’s passing in March of 2020. When he was stationed at Lowry, Ervin became the Commander of the food service. He was also the Chairman of the Lowry Air Force Base NCO club.

After retiring from the United States Air Force as a Master Sargent, Ervin went to Mechanic school and became an auto mechanic. This was something he enjoyed immensely. A man of faith, Ervin became deacon of Antioch Church of God and Christ.

Those that knew him best describe him as an avid sports fan. He loved basketball, football, and tennis. He had an even better time when he watched sporting events on TV with family and friends. He often visited the auto shop in which he worked to just hang out with friends as well as long phone calls with his brothers and sisters in North Carolina.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt and Verdi stokes; and sisters, Laverda Stokes and Rosetta Stokes.

He leaves to cherish his memory and will be missed by his brothers and sister, Vaughan Stokes , Erma Bell, Roosevelt Stokes Bradford Stokes, William Stokes and Duey Stokes; children , Ronnie Stokes, Marcus Miles and Monica Miles-Wood; grandchildren, Adrienne Wood, Milan Miles, Antonio Miles, Messiah Miles, Emily Claire Stokes and Carly Ann Stokes; great grandchildren, Adonis, M, Jimerson, and Ace W. Jimmerson, and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Antioch Church of God In Christ

6825 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80207

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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Logan National Cemetery

4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236

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