AHOSKIE, NC – Edith Brinkley Dempsey Stocks age 81 died on July 15, 2018 at the Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. She was born in Hertford County to Joseph and Lessie Brinkley. She attended college in Elizabeth City where she earned her LPN Certification. She was married to Joseph Dempsey . She worked and retired from the Roses Corporation after thirty plus years of service. Following retirement she attended Roanoke Chowan Community College and received a certification in child care. She kept children in her home and also kept children at the Carpenter’s Shop where she attended church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lessie Copeland Brinkley, father, Joseph Wright Brinkley, husband, Joseph Dempsey, two sisters, Betty B. Baggett, and Mildred L. Wiggins, five brothers, Jodie Ray ,Jack A., David E., Starkey L. and Donald L. Brinkley.
Edith is survived by her two brothers, Quinton C. Brinkley and his wife Frankie E. of Virginia Beach, VA, Linwood E. Brinkley and his wife Ada of Roxobel.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie with the Rev. Wallace Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie is handling the arrangements for the family and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.garrettsykesfs.com.