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Patricia Jo Rakes Obituary

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Patricia Jo Rakes

Beckley, WV

October 9, 1956 - February 10, 2024

Patricia Jo Rakes Obituary

Patricia Jo Rakes, age 67, of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Bowers Hospice House.

Patricia was born October 09, 1956 in Charleston, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Raymond and Stella Josephine Canterbury. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her brothers Richard and Sammy McGhee, and sister Norma Gunnoe.

Those left behind to forever hold and cherish her memory include her son Roger(Patti) Rakes of Rockport TX, daughter, Jennifer(Michael) Gibson of Mount Hope, WV, grandchildren Brandon(Cheyenne) Gibson of Lester, WV, Halie(John) Snuffer of Beckley, WV, Alyssa(Rhubien) Gibson of Midway, WV, Emily Rakes of Rockport, TX, Ashley Rakes of Rockport, TX, great-grandchildren, Carter Gibson, and Ellie Snuffer, and many other extended family and friends who will all miss her dearly.

Patty was a homemaker taking care of her family and enjoyed in her later years spending every moment possible with her family, and especially doting over all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, who are honored to serve the family during this difficult time. A private memorial service will be held by the immediate family at a later time. Words of comfort and condolences may be offered to the family by visiting Patty's tribute page at


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