Deveric (DJ) Stokes Jr was taken from the world too soon when he drowned trying to save his friend who was struggling in the water while they were on Lake Minnetonka. DJ made a huge impact on so many lives in his 29 years. Words can’t adequately describe the kind of person he was....big-hearted, kind, talented, positive, spiritual, passionate, charismatic, a chef that put soul into whatever he cooked. He got his love of hospitality and cooking from his mom who had an open door and was always feeding people and taking care of them.
DJ was a sous chef at Hai Hai and if you came in on a Sunday morning, he would be prepping, blasting gospel music and singing along beautifully, and you couldn’t help but smile. We miss him so much. It hasn’t set in yet and it’s not right that something so tragic happened to someone so young with such a bright future ahead. Hai Hai will never be the same again.
Our heart goes out to his family, friends and everyone whose life he touched. We love you, DJ and you will always be a part of us. We will do our best to honor your memory and make you proud. ❤️
This fundraiser is benefitting DJ’s family to help cover his funeral costs. Please donate what you can or please leave a message with some words or memories about DJ, or please send a message of healing to his family. He lives on through us all now. Thank you for your help. ❤️
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