Joyce Stokes Mitchell

Joyce Stokes Mitchell

Joyce Stokes Mitchell

November 26, 1946~May 08, 2022

Joyce Stokes Mitchell 75 passed away Sunday May 08, 2022. Joyce was born on November 26, 1946, in Laurel Hill Florida to William Peter and Eloise Goolsby Stokes. She was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County and a retired Bus Driver with the Okaloosa County School Board.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, William Peter Stokes and Eloise Goolsby Stokes and her siblings, Lester, Lowell, Frances, Peter, Dora, James, J.C., George, William, Ruthie, Lee, John and Lena, plus several In Laws she considered siblings.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 24 years Walter J Mitchell and special niece and exceptional caregiver Barni.

Her remaining siblings include, Martha, Joe, Wayne (Angie) and Sam (Joanne).

Also surviving are Joyce’s chosen, Hailee, Amanda, Austin, Justin, Jacob, Chase, Nicki and Colton. The light of her life was her two daughters, Jeri and Cyndi, who gave her seven grandchildren, Michael, Tasha, Candace, Martilynn, Jamie, Marc and Melody.

Joyce had nine great grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends spread far and wide who will miss her.

She is sorely missed by her special furry companion Dixie.

Funeral service will be held Friday May 13, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill with Pastor Mike McVay officiating. Burial to follow at Almarante Cemetery in Laurel Hill. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service.

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First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill


Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
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  • 480 E James Lee Blvd
    Crestview, FL 32539

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Evelyn Stokes-Howard

May 11, 2022, 11:57 am

My heart hurts to know you have left us. I am going to miss your big hugs, your sweet voice and all the stories and laughs we shared. You were an amazing lady and I’ll carry your memory in my heart forever! I love you Aunt Joyce – Always & Forever! ❤️

Marlene Park-Coto

May 11, 2022, 2:59 pm

Words cannot express how sorry I am. She lives on in your hearts. Love, Marlene

Iris McLeod

May 11, 2022, 4:26 pm


So very sorry to learn of Joyce passing.
You and the family have my deepest sympathy.

Nancy Sweeney

May 11, 2022, 10:57 pm

We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. We were fortunate that in 1992 Joyce traveled to Vermont with her mother, Eloise and Buck to attend our wedding. Their presence made our special day even more special. She was always loving and kind, and will be deeply missed. Love to all.

Nancy Glodgett Sweeney

May 11, 2022, 10:58 pm

I need to edit my previous message. The name should be Nancy Glodgett Sweeney.

Thank you

Ms. Lynn

May 12, 2022, 3:32 am

So very sorry for Cindi, Jeri and families. Sending much love and many prayers for such great losses. I love you all❤️ Danny & Ms.Lynnie Martin

Jennifer Pybus

May 12, 2022, 11:51 pm

You’re all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. From the family of Louis Pound

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