Geneva Mae Cox Rakes age 84 of Bradfordsville passed away Tuesday September 29, in Louisville after and illness.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Robert(Debbi) Wayne "Bobby" Rakes of Lebanon. One daughter and son in law, Connie (Jim) Rakes Tabor of Bradfordsville. Five grand children, Tonya Rakes Blandford, Terry "Catfish" Rakes, David Lee Rakes, William Chad Rakes, Richard Lee Rakes. 16 Great Grand-children, one special friend Emily Willett, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Gilbert Cox and Flossie Sue Hundley Cox; son, Ricky Rakes, husband, John Henry Rakes, one full brother, Edward Cox, brothers, Merrill Cox, Marshall Cox, Jim Cox, Rodney Cox, Ralph Cox and one sister Eileen Cox Whitlock
Geneva Mae Rakes was a beloved Christian mother retired from ILGWU as a seamstress. She loved her family and friends, but she loved the Lord most of all. She walked the Christian walk daily. When the church doors opened, she busted through them to worship God. She was a member of Bradfordsville United Methodist Church. Throughout the years, she taught Sunday School, was a member of the United Methodist Women's Club, fed every preacher that pastored the church, took care of the janitorial duties for years and was a substitute pianist.
She treated everyone the same. Color, socioeconomic status didn't concern her as she befriended those she met. Unconditional love and a forgiving heart were just two of her most admirable traits. Her life reflected the bible verse: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". She fed the hungry, gave gifts to the needy children and invited lonely people into her home. She was a class act heroic woman and an overcomer.
She will be missed tremendously by her children, grandchildren, other family members and friends. Thej life she lived will forever have an impact on people as a result of her Christ like role model.
The family requests visitation after 4:30 pm on Friday October 2, 2015 at Campbell-Dewitt Funeral Home.
Visitation Saturday October 3, 2015 at12:00-2:00 at Bradfordsville United Methodist Church. Funeral services for Geneva Mae Cox Rakes will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 3 2015 with burial in Old Liberty Cemetery. Services conducted by Rev. Robert H. Barr
Pallbearers: David Lee Rakes, William Chad Rakes, Terry "Catfish" Rakes, Richard Lee Rakes, Eric Blandford, and Cody Lee Rakes
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Bradfordsville United Methodist Church for under-privileged people.
Campbell-Dewitt Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.