Robbins, Jean Rakes

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Jean Robbins, 89, formerly of Floyd, VA died peacefully in the early morning of June 21, 2019 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

She was the daughter of Tom and Lucy Rakes of Floyd VA. She married the love of her life, Lawrence (Larry) Robbins on June 4, 1949 in Floyd Va. The family lived in Lenoir, NC, Orlando Florida and West Palm Beach Florida. In 1972, the family returned to Floyd Virginia. She spent the last few years of her life in Owensboro, KY with her daughter, Lisa.

Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband Larry, parents Tom and Lucy Rakes, siblings Durward Rakes, Rodolph Rakes, and Lyndall Toms.

Survivors include her children, Robbie Robbins, Floyd, VA, Gail Hunter, Aiken, SC, and Lisa Haynes, Owensboro, KY; grandchildren, Brian (and Susan) Hunter, Susan (and Kevin) Koski, Kaela Bailey, Taylor (and Nathan) Biondi, Will Hamilton, and Emma Haynes; and her great-grandchildren, Caroline Hunter, Samuel Bailey, Luke Hunter, and Kade Koski. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews.

Jean (known to her grandchildren as Mom Mom) will be remembered as a creative, talented, caring, and generous person. She sought to bring beauty and kindness into her home and her community, and was keen to teach others to do the same. She was a gifted cook and baker, and loved teaching her family members to carry on all the family traditions. Jean was also active at the Floyd United Methodist Church and supported the Floyd Rescue Squad and several families on the island of Dominica through the non-profit FAIRS organization. Over the years, she made many beautiful Chrismon ornaments for Floyd United Methodist Church annual Chrismon tree. Jean was also a gifted artist. She painted countless, beautiful items that now decorate the homes of her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Floyd United Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Dishman officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Floyd Rescue Squad, PO Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091, FAIRS, PO Box 179, Floyd, VA 24091, or Hospice of Western Kentucky, Heartford House, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.