NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Eileen Eakes, 89, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Newport News.
She was the daughter of Nixon Lane Carter and Nellie Rebecca Burgess Carter of Newport News.
She graduated from Newport News High School and received her degree as a Registered Nurse from The Riverside School of Nursing. She was active in the Virginia Baptist Home for many years as a volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Harold Eakes; and son, James Harold Eakes.
Mrs. Eakes is survived by her daughter, Brenda Eakes Insley and husband, Glendon Insley of Richmond; three grandsons, David Eakes, Jeffery Eakes, and Brian Eakes, his wife Denise, and their children, Tyler, Paige, Chad and Emily of Maryland.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home on Warwick Blvd. A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.