A visitation/memorial service for Cynthia Grace Jokela will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian, MS. Ms. Jokela, 55, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Ms. Jokela is survived by her mother, Jean Grace; a brother David Grace (Matt Proffer); nieces Linda Stewart (Mack); Dora Banes and her son, Travis Banes; a nephew Jessie Wade and a special cousin Christopher Stewart (Joanna) and their child Benjamin.
She was preceded in death by her father James N. Grace.
Ms. Jokela was very passionate about her cats and when her health started failing, she enjoyed communicating with her numerous friends online.
Cynthia, you were taken from us far too soon, but you will always be in our hearts. I never even got to meet you, yet after all the years of sharing stories, opinions, laughing together online, I came to regard you as a dear friend and kindred soul. Your wisdom, humility and humanity are things that inspired me and always will. Wherever you are, I hope I get to join you there one day.
Na pule kau kou
A luna a luna a luna a luna
Na pule kau kou
A lalo a lalo a lalo a lalo
Aloha e Aloha e Aloha Mai e!
Alistair BostromKea'au, HI
I will always miss you, dear friend and sister in spirit, and I am just one of many. My love and condolences to MC and David; to Duck, Pod, Fluffis and Little Man; and to the baby Starfish and his family. You are a bright star. We'll connect again, bye and bye.
Natalie Greenpark hills, KY
Cynthia, I will miss your humor, your stories, and hearing about your kitties. You were way too young and you should still be here with us. Hoping for the best for MJ and your family. You will not be forgotten. Love, Mew
Melissa Weaver MasseyOmaha, NE
Cynthia was a very intelligent person, both a historian and a constant source of inspiration in my life. She was unique, and now the universe is less aware -- and less rich -- with her passing. I will miss my sister.
David GraceSt Peters, MO
In our thoughts and prayers
Alisha ParkerGulf Breeze, FL
So sorry to hear about Cindy's passing. Praying for all of the family. We love you!
Debbie NelsonCollinsville, MS
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Jokela family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS