Rev. Fred Ramsey Rakes Obituary

Rev. Fred Ramsey Rakes

Rev. Fred Ramsey Rakes, 85, of Bassett, VA passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born on April 10, 1935 to the late Clyde Thomas Rakes and Catherine Cannady Rakes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Prillaman Rakes; brothers, Norman Rakes and Bernard Rakes; and grandson, Bradley Rakes. Rev. Rakes was a retired church minister and had pastored for 26 years at numerous churches throughout Virginia. He was a member of Day Star Ministries in Bassett, VA. He loved God, family, music, and made numerous recordings and loved singing with his family, the Rakes Family Gospel Singers. He is survived by his three daughters, Deborah Rakes Turner of Bassett, VA, Betty Rakes Newman (Steve) of Martinsville, VA, and Carol Rakes Gillette (Gene) of Huddleston, VA; son, Freddy Dean Rakes (Donna) of Fork Mountain; two brothers, Ronnie Rakes (Barbara) of Patrick Springs, VA and Bobby Rakes (Carolyn) of Powhatan, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer Powell (Al), April Dalton (Teddy), Kelly Faille (Brian), Shannon Gillikin (Christian), and Tennille Fizzano (Matt); great-grandchildren, Kaylie Rakes, Chris Shay (Brittany), Kaitlyn Wood (Matt), Haley Bassett, Kalyn Faille, Kamryn Faille, Ashley Faille, Carlena Fizzano, and Bella Fizzano; great-great-grandchildren, Lillian Shay and Emma Grace Shay. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19, all services will be private. The public is invited to pay respects on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel. The family will not be present during these times. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elamsville Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery Fund, 3300 Elamsville Rd. Stuart, VA 24171. Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Rakes family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com
April 10, 1935 - January 13, 202104/10/193501/13/2021
Recommend Rev. Fred's obituary to your friends.
Share Obituary:

Share a memory

Add to your memory
Photos/Video
Candle
Mementos

Obituary

Rev. Fred Ramsey Rakes, 85, of Bassett, VA passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born on April 10, 1935 to the late Clyde Thomas Rakes and Catherine Cannady Rakes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Prillaman Rakes; brothers, Norman Rakes and Bernard Rakes; and grandson, Bradley Rakes.Rev. Rakes was a retired church minister and had pastored for 26 years at numerous churches throughout Virginia. He was a member of Day Star Ministries in Basse...

Read more

Events

Jan
15
Public Viewing
Friday, January 15 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24115
Get Directions
View MapTextEmail
Jan
16
Public Viewing
Saturday, January 16 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24115
Get Directions
View MapTextEmail