Davita Stokes


Davita Stokes also known as “Vita” or “Sapriz” was born September 11, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio. She left this earthly life on March 1, 2020.

Davita had so many talents such as singing, dancing, and rapping. Whenever she stepped in the room, she always had to make herself known. Her smile and laugh were everything. Mommy lived her life; whatever she wanted to do, she did! She loved to travel and shop.

Davita was so giving and loving. She is so loved and has so many friends and family members. To know her is to love her. If you gave her a “fat joke” then you better know how to crack because she coming for you.

Davita was always the life of any party. She’s going to make sure she has fun. She loved her grandbabies so much.

Davita is preceded in death by parents, John Kimbro and Rosetta Stokes, and brother, Rod Stokes.

Davita leaves to cherish her precious memories, daughter Sheena; grandchildren, Sheyonni, Geovani, Kamani, King, and Karmelo; 1 brother; 3 sisters; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Davita will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. The king family condolences to you and your family the stokes.

    • I am going to miss u dearly bestie! 30 plus years together and in 1 day my world has been turned upside down! My condolences to Sheena and your grand kids!

  2. Andrea Thomas

    Sending my condolences to the stokes family my friend and family u will truly be missed my friend rip

  3. Kisha M Garrison

    My partner in crime, my friend of 24 years. You are irreplaceable. Your bubbly, unbreakable spirit. My heart aches. It’s been 5 days and I haven’t heard you call me Key. I love you Vita….until we meet again. Sheena, The kids, Siblings of Vita, I send my sincerest Condolences. Until we meet again

    • Darnell "Flossy" Dawkins

      My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Sheena and the whole family. This is a hard pill to swallow not only was she my FRIEND for 40 plus years she was also my FAMILY I love you and will miss you dearly Davita “Sapriz” Stokes

  4. MICHAEL Gilbert

    My deepest condolences to your family,friends,and all who loved you. You brought so much fun,life,and sunshine to all around you.Good friend you have done great deeds while you were with us now you can rest easy dear friend. God Bless you and all the people that you have touched. You are truly going to br missed.

  5. Pastor Dr. Cornell E. Lewis

    I just got the word 2 minutes ago that you are gone and your homegoing is right now“Vita”. We will miss you and we are praying for the Stokes family.

    LP for life.

  6. I can’t believe it. U r gone. But we will c each other again. Sending my condolences. Adrian.

  7. Maya b. Walton

    I’ve known you since I was a little girl you even used to baby sit me in Lincoln park. I’m so sorry to see you go so soon my deepest condolences to your family and friends til we meet again LP4LIFE❤

  8. Karen Anderson Reedus 'Aunt Baby'

    I met Vita through my niece Heather many years ago. Such a sweet spirit always greeted me with a smile and a hug. To the family my condolences and know that your strength to get through this will only come from God.

  9. To know you was to love you, you will be truly missed PJT4life.

  10. Dionne Giddens (Deedee)

    The world will never be the same without you…You made a difference in our family…
    From your rapping to your dancing to your singing and our long phone talks with plenty of laughter… Prayers for the family and love and prayerd for Sheena and the grand babies…
    Love your sister in law

  11. Cousin Mann & Chara

    We’re going to miss Vita dearly. That beautiful smile & all that charisma will never be forgotten. We will cherish all of your wonderful memories to get us through this difficult time. Rest peacefully Cousin Vita❤️

  12. Darryl A. Lewis Sr.

    The Lewis Family in Central Ohio….as well as my extended family in California, Alaska and Colorado send our deepest condolences to the Stokes Family during this very difficult time.
    Rest Easy “Lil” Vita.
    Please tell Rod we say hello.
    Peaceful Journey my Sister.
    LP4LIFE ♥️♥️♥️

  13. Cora, Debra, Peggy, Mary,and Tracy Williams

    To the Stokes family we are deeply saddened over the death of DaVita Stokes we will continue to pray for your strength we will ALSO continue to be blessed by the memories she has left behind we love you…. like always PJT for life.

  14. Aunt Ruth Williams Reeves

    My Beautiful Niece ! I am so in odds of this mishap… I just can’t believe it’s suppose to be this way….This is why it says here today and gone tomorrow….I’ll miss you more than you or anyone else can imagine….You were a Warrior a Champ and a Survivor…nothing or no one could hold you back or down…. I crown you as a Queen….My heart goes out to Sheena her kids and the rest of the family…a Big Link of the chain has been broken….May God Bless You All !

  15. Kita Clark-Powell

    To the family I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers as the days go by. Vita’s energy will surely be missed. Love, Kita & Shakee

  16. My deepest heartfelt condolences keeping you all in my prayers! DaVita was such a pleasant person I will always remember that smile and her singing and rapping!

  17. Reggie Newkirk

    Love her she was so happy and nice. Sorry for your loss.

  18. Mr and Mrs Richard Shekera McCluskey

    Our deepest condolences. Keeping the family lifted up in prayers. Da Vita I will always remember our vibe especially on the mic. You will truly be missed.

  19. Ranata "Poody" Burge Boyd

    Sending my prayers and condolences to the Stokes family. We all grew up together as family. Praying the Lord sends comfort you during this difficult time.

  20. James & Sondra L. Muhammad

    Continuous Prayers to all my cousins. RIP Vita. Gone but NEVER will be forgotten. Your spirit lives within us all.

    • Danielle West

      I was so in shock when I heard of her passing my heartfelt condolences are with the family Vita was crazy out going and fun loving it was never a dull moment she will be truly missed….RIH

  21. Candace Taylor Carreathers

    To the Stokes Family, May God grant you peace and love as you process this loss. As a young lady, I recall Vita being confident and full of life. I enjoyed her presence on social media and how she shared her life, family and friends. Rest well Vita, in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…

  22. Mrs. Janice Powell

    Sending my Condolences to the Family that God continues to comfort you in your time of bereavement..

  23. My condolences to the Stokes family. I’ve never seen Vita without that big, beautiful smile she had. She reminds me so much of her mom and dad. Rest In Peace and love.

  24. Sending our love and prayers from the Hall family.

  25. One of my closest and dearest friends, there’s no one in the world like Vita. She’d always bring joy to the room the moment she walked in. She is loved and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    Peace and Love

  26. My condolences to the Stokes Family. Vita will be missed by many. Praying for the family that you find strength in your faith at this time.

  27. Michelle Barnett

    My condolences to the family. My god fill your heart with love and your head with memories. Prayers to you all

  28. Sinara Hairston (Stanker)

    My Condolences to the Stokes family. Vita Daughter & grandkids. May God be with y’all.

  29. Sharica Stokes-Grant

    Auntie my heart hurts deeply to know I will never see your smiling face again, to here you crack jokes and to laugh. Your energy and personality was electric everywhere you went. I’ll miss our conversations about “buffy” and you giving me advice about these niggas. Aunt Vita you have been and always will be my favorite aunt. Love you dearly.
    Your favorite niece Rica AKA “Juicy R-rah”

  30. My sincerest condolences to the Stokes family and friends. May God comfort you all. ❤️

  31. Nichole Edwards (Big Nikki)

    I’ve been trying to find the words…Its unbelievable such a big personality is gone just like that. You meant so much to so many but for me you’ll always be my big sister. You took me under your wing and showed me so many things. I’ll forever cherish your memory. I’m going to miss our talks but I’m going to miss your laugh the most. It’s all I keep hearing these past 5 days. My love and prayers for Sheena, Sheyonii, Geo and the boys. I know she loved yall with all her being.

  32. My deepest condolences to her family❤ She was very kind and loving and always had a smile on her face. She will definitely be missed❤❤

  33. Deborah rocker

    My condelences goes out to the extended family in the loss of your loved one may God bless you sissy reeves and the reeves family

  34. I am still in disbelief, it’s been a rough week. I keep playing back in my head our last hours of your visit here in Charlotte. I don’t understand what could of happened, when you left me. You were like a mother to me. 23 years ago when I moved to Columbus fresh out of high school I had no one, not a clue about life. BUT GOD sent me an Angel, you took me under your wing and showed me the ropes. I met my husband Courtney and you laughed and said you’re going to marry him. I said no I’m not. Your love was genuine and unconditional. Your smile was so vibrant and so confident. You always made something out of nothing and you were the life of every party. You lived every day like it was your last. I could go on and on. I’m thankful that God allowed our paths to cross and I had the chance to see you before you left this Earth. I will cherish all of our great memories, which you loved making. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. I can’t wait to celebrate you Tuesday and when I get sad I will just think about your smile and how many lives you have touched. Gone but never forgotten. I love you Vita!

  35. Loretta Hayden

    Prayers for the Stokes family may you have peace and comfort and memories of the good times you have had. Peace be still ❤️

  36. Frederic edwards

    My condolences go out to the entire Stokes family during this period in time..sister in law you may have been but you showed love like we were raised together & vice versa…I’m going to miss your BRIGHT STYLE (smile swagger)and them corny but can’t wait to hear raps always available if really needed going to miss you !!!!

  37. Annette Blackmon

    To Shena and the Stokes Family, awnding my deepest sympathies..Things my seem ruff, but at the end of the tunnel there’s a light that shinning bright and that’s your Mom and Sister letting you know that she is in the LORD hands now..sending prayesr of comfort to you..

  38. My dearest friend, I am saddened to hear of your loss. To the Stokes family my deepest sympathy. My heart goes out to you all in your time of sorrow. Until me meet again. #Stambaugh4Life

  39. Grayce Steele

    My Condolences to the Stoke’s Family. Sorry to hear of your loss. May God continue to keep you lifted in Prayer.

    Warm Regards,
    Steele Family

  40. Thyra aka thy thy

    My condolence goes out to the family and friends especially to you Sheena and your kids I am so so sorry for your lost your mom will truly be missed gone but never forgotten keep watching over your daughter Sheena and Grandkids family and friends you are angel now queen aunt vita

  41. Carey A Williams

    You were the best employee SLG has had. Your energy was like no one elses, laughing, singing, dancing, and always having a good time. I will never forget your beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing your love for life with me. I am so sad we did not get to Karaoke together like we planned. You will forever be remembered by me and the SLG team!

    Lots of love to Davita and family.

  42. Dawan Fuqua - Recruiting Manager

    To the Stokes family, Davita was a pure joy to be around. On behalf of Staffing Leadership Group and ODW Logistics, we send out deepest condolences.

  43. I am still in shock and speechless, I just saw that smile just a few days on your Instagram page …. My condolences go out to the siblings, children and everyone who loved Vita, because I know there is a hole in your life and heart

  44. Tamika Edwards

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friend of Davita aka Surpiz. I had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago through both of my brothers. One of which she was married to. We had hung out many time over the years and it was always a good time when she was around. She matched my energy because it’s all about having fun and creating memories. The last time I saw her was nothing but laughs. I pray that the good lord above comforts those close to you and they find peace in it. You will be missed by all that were blessed to know you.

  45. The Blue Gill

    Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. Vita was so full of life and it’s hard to believe that’s she gone. We will truly miss her, She was a loyal worker and customer.

  46. My Condolences and prayers are with the family, i am so sorry

  47. Nikki (Young)Randall

    My condolences to the Vita’s family, sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for her Family, daughter Sheena and grandchildren.

  48. Gerrie Pearson, Mom Anne & family

    You will truly be missed lady. I am happy that our paths crossed at South High & then again at Blue Gill. Your smile will light up an entire room. I will definitely miss that. To your family & friends, my condolences to you all. Hold on to the memories, they will see you through!

  49. Da Wrights (Rodney and Shelia)
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your smile and your service. May you rest in heaven, peace be unto you.

  50. Joni Henderson

    Sorry for your loss love you guys so very much

  51. You will be missed love!!! Condolences to the family ❤️

  52. Valerie Covington

    On behalf of the Milner family, we are so sorry to hear of Vita’s passing. Sending condolences and love to the Stokes family.

    Inglewood, CA

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