Debra Kay Raikes, 61, of Henrico, Virginia was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20, 2023.
Debbie was first and foremost a survivor who showed during her entire life a strong will and unmatched resiliency. She had kindness and compassion about her that drew people in from all walks of life. She was referred to affectionately to those she took in as Mama Raikes or Mama. Her spunk and quirkiness would often find those around her laughing joyously out loud. She loved the outdoors, fishing, music, and dancing, although not very well.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Linwood Brooks and Judith Ragsdale; her husband, Wally Raikes; and daughter Fawn Kay Pulling. She is survived by her stepfather, Jerry Ragsdale; siblings, Pam Palmer (Allen), Beth Brooks (Debbie), and Ray Brooks (Karen); children David Pulling (Allison), Nick Ketron (Stephanie), Trey Raikes (Lauren), and Shanna Raikes; and six grandchildren.
In keeping with her wishes of enjoyment of warm weather, a memorial service will be held in the Springtime with a date to be determined.