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Verna Virginia Raikes, 78, of Fairmont, has gone to be with the Lord on Wednesday (May 3, 2017) at Acuity Specialty Care Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.
She was born in Fairmont, on Sept. 22, 1938, a daughter of the late Lawrence Shreve and Rosa Belle (Ayers) Shreve.
She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a former member of Faith Church International, where she served the church as an intercessor-prayer warrior. Verna was currently associated with the renovate church in Fairmont.
She is survived by her son, Rev. Stephen Raikes and his wife Jennifer of Fairmont; her daughter, Mary Donaldson and her husband Michael of Fairmont; three granddaughters, Lora Raikes, Makayla Donaldson and Megan Donaldson. Also surviving is her brother, Lawrence David Shreve of Florida; a sister, Linda Heston and her husband Faye of Fairmont; a brother-in-law, Odbert Raikes of Fairmont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Edward Raikes, and a sister, Mary Alice Raikes.
Mrs. Raikes' family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor John Carnes officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on May 4, 2017
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