Mary Anne Cornette Rakes


Mary Anne Cornette Rakes, 82 of Catlettsburg, passed away Thursday evening August 15, 2019, at Woodland Oaks Health Care under Hospice Care, her loving family at her side.
Mrs. Rakes was born Christmas Day 1936 in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Ishmael P. and Annabelle Cornette Williams.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 33 years Ernest "Buss" Rakes, Sr.; son, Phillip Rakes; sister, Linda Dill; and great grandson Spencer Gauge Smith.
Mary Anne was a graduate of Boyd County High School and retired in 1996 as a Boyd County School Bus Driver. She was an avid reader and loved books. Her hobbies also included spending time with her family, traveling and camping.
She was able to pursue her lifelong dream of traveling to Israel and visiting the Holy City along with her sisters and cousin, and being baptized in the Jordan River. She served the Lord for many years and faithfully attended Catlettsburg Church of God.
Surviving are her children, Lee Anne (J.B.) Adkins of Lavalette, W.Va., Sandra (Bill) Brooks of Catlettsburg, Ky., Peggy (Kenny) Cornwell of Catlettsburg, Ky., Junebug (Natalie) Rakes of Taylorsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Sue Spurlock of Catlettsburg; and brother-in-law, Rodney Dill of Boonesboro, Md.
A Time of Fellowship in Remembrance of Mary Anne will be from 12 until 2 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2019 at Catlettsburg Church of God.
Neal-Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, is in charge of arrangements.
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In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Spencer Smith Scholarship Fund at City National Bank, Cannonsburg Branch, P.O. Box 1527, Ashland, KY 41105.
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Roy Curtis Thompson
Sep 07, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. She was my cousin, we attended England Hill School together. May the Lord bless and comfort her family.
Aug 19, 2019
I came to your home for a visit with Rodney Dill. You and your family was so good to me. I always wanted to come back but never made it. You will be sadly missed by everyone.I will see you again in heaven.
Kim Mannon
Aug 19, 2019
Your family’s loss is a new angel in Heaven. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Paula Williams /Tryllis Meek
Aug 17, 2019
Such an honor to know Mary Ann. She was one of a kind. So honored to get to know some of her family as well. Peggy , Susie and Lee Anne thanks for all you did for my mama. She is missed although we know she is certainly with the angels🙏❤️
Paula Williams / Tryllis Meek
Aug 17, 2019
Mary was one of a kind. So enjoyed getting to meet her and her lovely family not in the best of circumstances but knowing she was loved by not only her family but the few peoples lives she touched while at woodland oaks. Godspead Mary. We know you are among the angels🙏😢
Paula Williams
Aug 17, 2019
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Jeremy Blevins
Aug 17, 2019
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Enka Markins
Aug 17, 2019
Prayers to the family for peace and comfort. It was an extreme honor and my privilege to care for sweet Mary Ann. She will be missed by all who were special enough to know her.
Brenda Peterman Huffman
Aug 16, 2019
I know that Mary Anne is in heaven with all her wonderful family and friends.
She was such a sweetheart and shall be missed.
God Bless the family and rejoice that she has gone home.
Aug 16, 2019
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Haley Brown
Aug 16, 2019
I'm so sad to hear miss Mary has passed. She was such a sweetheart, and I was blessed to be able to care for her. I love this lady with all of my heart. Talking to her was one of my favorite parts of my work day before I moved jobs to the hospital. Heaven has truly gained another Angel
Kelly Damron
Aug 16, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of her leaving us!!! She is the main reason I had a tough decision to make when offered a job at st Mary’s! I love her more than anything! I loved styling her hair sitting and talking and sneaking her pizza when she didn’t like dinner!!! She has the best family and daughters in the world! Love you alway My sweet MaryAnne!!!