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
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Garrett Shelton
a day ago
Freddy, We are so sorry for your loss. Your father blessed so many people with his faith and kindness. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Garrett, Tina, Abby, Christian & Taylor
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Renèe Shelton
a day ago
Freddy, Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing we could be there. Words cannot even begin to express our sympathy for your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ... Continue Reading
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Olivia Smith
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We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Olivia Smith and Greg Petty
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Walter Wright
a day ago
“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be [ABSENT]from the body, and to be [PRESENT] with the Lord.” Praise God! Another faithful servant of the Lord HAS made it home. 🙌☝️
Susan Jones
2 days ago
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful pastor and a true man of God. I loved him and his wife and all their family. Prayers for God's comfort. Susan Whitlock Jones
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Ruby Amos
2 days ago
My thoughts and prayers are with you Jennifer Powell. My God be with you and the entire though this difficult time.
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Charlotte Craig
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Pete and Suzanne Trout
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Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints - Psalms 116:15 Bro. Rakes was most certainly a precious man and minister. We thank God for his kind and gentle spirit. We pray peace and comfort for his family.
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Gary Raked
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Our love and prayers are with each and everyone. It's the peace of knowing your in heaven to everyone that knew you. Love Gary and Tina Rakes
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Vallie Mankins
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