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Diane Harris Stokes

July 12, 1958 - February 7, 2020
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Diane Harris Stokes was born in Creedmoor, NC on July 12 1958 to the late Odell Harris and Dorothy Thorpe Daniels; transitioned from labor to reward on February 7, 2020 at Duke Regional Hospital.

She attended South Granville High, afterwards she helped take care of her younger siblings.Gave birth to first born- LaShonda Monique Harris, she later in life nicknamed her ButterCup Sep. 19th 1976. Her 2nd born May 31 1983 George Thomas Crews Jr, nicknamed him Tink.

Diane became a hard working woman at Wendy's, Sybil's, and Hardee's are a few places she became the lead cooks.The main place people come to know and love her was the Waffle House in Butner-Creedmoor on Lyon Station Rd.

There she met the love of her life Roy Junious Stokes. She played hard to get and tried to remain levelheaded but he swept her off her feet. They became inseparable. He became the man they all needed. She became his "SweetMeat" and their love continued to blossom. They moved from Granville County in the late 90's and resided in Durham County. There the family began to grow.They went on vacations to the Mountains, the beach, and even Martha's Vineyard.

They were blessed with a granddaughter on April 4 1997- LaVonda Monique Harris, became "Pretty Girl" Then December 10, 2009- TaVarese Demond Vine Jr bacame her "Pretty Boy". The beach was her favorite place. Diane loved to cook for the holidays, cooked tons of food. Her main dish was the chitterlings. Her favorite color is red but she loved a shimmering hunter green color. She was a very strong willed vibrant, don't play about her family type of woman.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband,Roy Junious Stokes; daughter, LaShonda Monique Harris;son, son George Thomas Crews Jr.; granddaughter, LaVonda Monique Harris; grandsons, TaVarese Demond Vine Jr and King Shemar Winston; great granddaughters, LaPrincia Nicole Harris-Alexander and Rhoyal Nalani Harris-Alexander, and a great grandson, Uriah Gabrielle Harris, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
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    Sunday February 16, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday February 16, 2020 2:00pm
    Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
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