JEANETTE HAYWOOD RAKES, 93, passed away July 19, 2019 at Hospice Comfort Care in Little Rock, Ark. She was born March 25, 1926 in Salisbury, N. C. to the late Clydie Wright Haywood and Ocie Haywood. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Nelson E. (Nick) Rakes, who preceded her in 1993. In 1973, they moved to Sherwood, Ark. Jeanette retired from the Jacksonville school system in 1991. Jeanette spent her last years under the attentive care of the wonderful staff at Fox Ridge Senior Living in North Little Rock, Ark. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Nelson (Sonny) Rakes Jr.; brothers: Albert, Bernard, Ed, Bud; sisters: Edith and Shirley. Jeanette is survived by a daughter, Dale R. (Bob) Martin; daughter-in-law Pam Rakes; granddaughters: Shannon (Ronnie) Burnette, Amy (Dan) Gray, Susan (Cameron) McKinney; grandson Nelson Rakes III; sister Doris (Bobby) Reid; great-grandchildren: Zac (Emily), Lee, Andrea, Nelson (Nick) IV, Charley; step-granddaughters: Lori (Noel), Emalee, Claire; step great-grandchildren: Kiley, Owen, Hogan and Jett, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home, (501) 982-2136. Online guestbook: www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.
Published July 21, 2019