James E. Stokely IV

Born: Mon., Jan. 27, 1958
Died: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 01, 2020
Location: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Sat., Feb. 01, 2020
Location: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

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James Edward “Jay” Stokely IV, age 61, went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2020 at the VA Hospital in Aspinwall PA.

Jay as he was affectionally known to his family and friends was born on December 27,1958 in Dormont, PA to the late Dorothy (Casey) and James Stokely. He was preceded in death by a brother Jess Stokely. 

Jay entered the U.S. Army where he proudly served his Country at Fort Benning, GA. Following his enlistment in the U.S. Army Jay worked for numerous organizations. In 2010, Jay started working for Vocational Services in the Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Program also known as HVSEP where he received a STAR Award for Special Thanks Recognition. Jay was promoted to CWT/TR Housing Program as a Social Services Assistant (CWT/TR TECH). He proudly served this program from 2013 until 2019 when he retired. Jay enjoyed his time and involvement while working at the VA and took pride in returning the favor of a fellow Vet.  

Jay is survived by his loving wife Shelley Denise Stokely, three siblings, sister Joy (Randy) Hindman, Bentleyville, PA, two brothers, Jim (Grace) Curry, Pittsburgh, PA, and Jeffery Stokely. Daughter Janel Nicholas, Pittsburgh PA, four sons, James Myers, Spokane, WA, Tony Myers, Wenatchee, WA, Julian Nicholas, and Justin Nicholas, Pittsburgh, Pa. A very close friend Ron Donnelly Pittsburgh, PA. and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in addition to numerous other family and friends.

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Barbara Storey Ricciuti
   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
Sending deepest sympathies to Shelley and family. Keeping you all in my prayers

John Campbell
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
My Deepest sympathy to your entire family, I knew Jay while working at the VA and he always had a positive attitude, we talked about the times working for Parks Moving Company, which we both had done in the past. Miss you my friend.

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