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Alice Jane "AJ" (Stokes) Nelson

December 19, 1947 — March 7, 2020

Alice Jane “AJ” Nelson

Age 72, of Canton passed away Saturday March 7, 2020. She was born December 19, 1947 in Canton to the late Thomas E. and Elsie M. (Groves) Stokes. She was a lifelong resident of Canton and a 1965 graduate of Canton South High School. AJ retired from Ohio Bell Telephone (AT&T) after 33 years of service. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Terry E. Stokes in 1949. She is survived by two daughters, Megan Nelson and Allison (Matthew) Burns; two grandchildren, Caroline and Connor Burns; two brothers, Thomas E. (Barbara) Stokes Jr and Todd L. (Mary) Stokes; one sister, Anita J. Stokes; aunt, Jane Stokes; sister-in-law, Beth (Tom) Hardie; brother-in-law, George (Joann) Nelson; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and countless lifelong friends. She loved her family beyond words. Her kindness and love for others was unparalleled. Funeral services will be Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 11:00am in the North Industry Christian Church at 425 – 45th St SW., Canton, OH 44706 with Minister Ed Barnes officiating. Internment in Melscheimer Cemetery. Friends may call Monday 5-8pm in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. and one hour before services on Tuesday at the church (10-11am). Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at



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Monday, March 9, 2020

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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North Industry Christian Church

425 45th Street Southwest
Canton, OH 44706

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