Edith Brinkley Dempsey Stocks

December 28, 1936 - July 15, 2018

12/28/1936 - 07/15/2018

Past Services

Sunday July 22, 2018
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

Additional Information:

Following the memorial service.

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.

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Kathy Turner
5 years ago

We love you and miss you Aunt Edith, Love Kathy Turner

Jim Baggett
5 years ago

Aunt Edith was one of the kindest and gentlest people a person could ever hope to meet. She has gone to her heavenly home promised by Jesus in John 14:1-4 and has been re-united with Uncle Joe, Grandpa and Grandma Brinkley, and all of her family members who have gone before. A joyous celebration and reunion has taken place in heaven where there is no more Alzheimer’s or disease of any kind! Jim and Kaye Baggett

Deborah V. Joyner
5 years ago

Dear Jim and family,
Rudolph and I are so sad to here of the loss of Aunt Edith. I know you, the family, and friends will miss her. God comfort all of you.
Love and prayers,
Rudolph and Deborah

Elizabeth Wiggins Merritt
5 years ago

We will miss you, so many memories of years ago will be forever cherished! So glad we got to see you in April! Rest in peace Aunt Edith! We love you!

Brenda Baisey
5 years ago

RIP Edith. Many good memories from ROSES and our crew. They were the good old days. Prayers for the family.

Barbara Matthews
5 years ago

Edith was such a good person and will be missed by many. RIP Edith. Prayers for the family.

Patti Williams
5 years ago

RIP Miss Edith, fly high with the Angels.

Kay and Ronald Edwards
5 years ago

Edith was a sweet,loving lady. She was a special part of our St. John community and St. John Baptist Church for many years. She will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to her family.