Agnes Ithena Rasnake, known to her loved ones as Tina, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023, at the age of 76, in Glen Allen, VA. Tina was born on September 23, 1946, to Elbert Rasnake Sr. and Willie May Rasnake in Russell County, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David Rasnake, and Clyde Rasnake; and one nephew, David Rasnake Jr.
Tina was an extremely intelligent woman who excelled in her studies. She graduated from Cleveland High School in Russell County, VA, at the age of 16 and scored a perfect 1600 on her SATs, earning her a full scholarship to Radford College in Roanoke, VA. There, she studied Chemistry, Physics, and Math, graduating at the age of 20. She then moved to Glen Allen, VA, where she spent the rest of her life. Tina taught Math for over 30 years in Henrico County, VA, and later became a librarian. After retiring from teaching, she continued to share her knowledge by tutoring children throughout the area.
Tina had a passion for travel and visited many places throughout Europe, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed taking walks. Tina was a great cook and baker, often hosting family holidays and Sunday dinners. Although she never married or had children of her own, she was very protective and loving to her nieces and nephews, and they held a special place in her heart. Tina was extremely generous to her family and was always there for them.
Tina is survived by her two brothers, Eugene Rasnake of Honaker, VA, and Elbert Rasnake, Jr. of Ashland, VA; and two sisters, Rosie McCabe of Hopewell, VA, and Bonnie Shockley of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by three nephews, Billy McCabe of Prince George, VA, Gary Rasnake of Colonial Beach, VA, and Keith Shockley II of Phoenix, AZ; and three nieces, Stacey Willis of Ashland, VA, Katrina Eddy of Branford, CT, and Ashley Rasnake of Ashland, VA; as well as three great-nephews; and six great-nieces.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in honor of Tina. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Society in her memory.
Tina will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her memory will live on through the countless lives she touched throughout her life.