Deborah Lynn Bradshaw Rakes of Kenova
Deborah Lynn Bradshaw Rakes, 52, of Kenova, WV, beloved wife, mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord on Sunday March 17, 2013 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. She was born December 13, 1960 in Huntington, WV a daughter of Robert Lee and Barbara Ruth Pack Bradshaw of Kenova. She was a 1979 graduate of C-K High School and a 1983 graduate of Marshall University. Deborah had been employed at Fed-Ex for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Gladys Rakes, maternal grandfather, Thomas Pack and paternal grandparents Harrison and Talitha Bradshaw. Deborah was a member of Christ Temple Church. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Willie Rakes, Jr.; one daughter and son-in-law, Madison Paige and Lloyd Chandler and one granddaughter, Lilliana Nicole Chandler all of Kenova; her grandmother, Gladys Pack of Kenova; one aunt and uncle, Phyllis and Ernie Ball of Kenova; four brother-in-laws and their wives, Don and Carol Rakes of Columbus, OH, Larry and Alice Rakes of Monticello, GA, Harold and Marge Rakes of Huntington, WV, Lowell “Odie” and Jana Rakes of Timberlake, NC; four uncles and their spouses, Clifton Pack of Ceredo, WV, Glenn and Janice Bradshaw of Huntington, Harrison “Junior” and Lois Bradshaw of Martinsburg, WV, Van and Alverta Bradshaw of Huntington; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family members. Deborah’s passion was her church where she has served as a greeter, church camp counselor and a youth counselor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Christ Temple Church. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. immediately following the visitation at the church with Pastor Chuck Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery in Kenova.