Margaret “Peggy” Reed Stokes
December 12, 1926 – February 14, 2022
Charlotte, NC – Margaret “Peggy” Reed Stokes, 95, of Charlotte, came into the presence of God on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Sawyer Stanmore Reed and d ‘Idella Livingston Reed.
Margaret graduated from Harding High School in 1944 and went on to work for Cutler & Hammer until she married her entrepreneur husband, Jarrial “Jerry” Astor Stokes. After marrying Jerry, she took on the role of not only being his devoted wife, but also his lifelong assistant for their business ventures together. She has helped their company United, Inc. DBA The Car Market, as well as founding various national and local associations and several magazine publications in addition to web design. However, her first priority was to be a loving mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
In 1956, Margaret’s sister, Elizabeth, and her husband, Carmon, and their sons, Joe and Larry, helped convert a barn into a sanctuary in what would become Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Margaret was an active member until her recent health problems prevented her from attending.
Margaret is survived by her beloved daughter, Sandra Stokes Montague; grandchildren, Robert Andrew “Andy” Montague and his wife, Lauren and Elizabeth Lindsay “Liz” Montague-Farwell and her husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Margaret “Maggie” Montague, Jackson Reed “Jax”, Emerson Wayne, Charleston Rae Farwell and baby boy, Montague. They are all eternally grateful for the incredible, selfless love she leaves in their hearts and the legacy of faith she continues to pass on to everyone. Margaret’s husband preceded her into heaven in 2012 after 64 years of marriage.
A private family service was held at Sharon Memorial Park.
Arrangements entrusted to Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

Published by Charlotte Observer on February 20, 2022.

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