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Edean Brumfield Rakes

d. September 23, 2021

Edean Brumfield Rakes of Shawsville, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 23, 2021. Edean was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Annie Hylton Brumfield; and the love of her life her husband, H.C. Rakes, Jr.
Surviving family are daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Rakes and Alex Snodgrass of Christiansburg; sons, Robert Rakes of Christiansburg, Dale Rakes of Roanoke; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Buddy Poff of Christiansburg, Martha and Danny Bishop of Radford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don and Ida Rakes, Bill and Janice Rakes, Ron and Kitty Rakes, Bruce Rakes, all of Shawsville; step-grandchildren, Trey, Jacob, Daniel; great-granddaughter, Payton; as well as many loving nieces and nephews and her church family at Sowders Chapel Baptist Church; and her lifelong friend, Carolyn Friend of Richmond.
Edean will be remembered for her love of family, gardening and cooking, especially her cakes. She loved God, her church family and being a Sunday School teacher.
Thanks to Angie, Sarah and Shannon with Good Samaritan Hospice and the Heritage Hall staff and all who made Mom’s days better during her battle with ALS.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Lanny Belcher officiating. Interment will follow in Den Hill Cemetery, Shawsville.
In honor of Edean’s memory, donations may be made to Gideans, Good Samaritan Hospice, Sowders Chapel Baptist Church or the ALS Society.
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

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Monday, September 27, 2021

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