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Virginia Payne RakestrawVirginia Payne Rakestraw, 96, of Reidsville, NC passed away on December 21, 2020 at Annie Penn Hospital. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Smyrna Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tom Wray officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Virginia will be available for viewing at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning from 8:30 – noon. Virginia was born in Rockingham County to the late Jess and Mamie McBride Payne. She was a lifelong and faithful member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. She retired from Agricultural Extension Services with over 18 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Virginia was a member of the Eastern Star for over 40 years. Along with her parents, Virginia was also preceded in death by her husband Jack Rakestraw; her daughter Brenda Moore; sisters Dorothy Moore and Mildred Apple; and brother John Robert Payne. Virginia is survived by her son, Sammy Rakestraw and wife Jan; grandchildren Brian Rakestraw and wife April, Jennifer Powell and husband Bobby, Mark Rakestraw and wife Jennifer and Jonathan Moore and wife Jenni; great grandchildren Garrett and Gauge Rakestraw, Tyler and Lane Powell, Lillian and Jack Rakestraw and Jenna Moore; sister Martha Alley and husband Milton; brother Lacy Payne and wife Rachel; son-in-law Thomas Moore and a large extended family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com
Sammy sorry just heard about your mom passing. I remember her as a sweet and kind lady. Calvin
Calvin Matthews Dec 27 2020 7:40 PM
Rakestraw Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Virginia and Jack always greeted you with a smile. Loved them both. Always looked forward to seeing them at ]Puckett Stew. I remember looking aftervJack in hospital. Great patient. Love to all of you. I know she is happy to be with Jack and Brenda. Prayers sent up for you.
Gail Sharp Dec 26 2020 5:07 AM
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Virginia. She was a lady in every situation and always had a smile and a greeting for everyone. She will be missed by so many. Love and prayers to the family. Penny and Clay Barham
Penny & Clay Barham Dec 24 2020 11:09 AM
I worked with Virginia when she worked with the Extension Service. She had a pleasant personality and wore a beautiful smile. Sending prayer to the family at this sad time.
Lydia S. Withers Dec 23 2020 2:20 PM
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Kim Stone Dec 23 2020 8:27 AM
So sorry for your loss, Keeping you all in our Prayers!
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