Mary E. Eakes
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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.
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Published in Daily Press from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2009.
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February 14, 2009
Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I was just getting back from being out of town and was unable to attend visitation. You are in my thoughts and prayers...Hope we can keep in touch, John & Cheryl Mays Howard
Cheryl Howard
February 12, 2009
Brenda and Glen,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. She will be missed by many. We hope your happy memories of her will help you through your sorrow. Our hearts and prayers are with you both.
Debi and Bill Stanley
February 12, 2009
Brenda & Glen,
It was good to talk to you last night and to hear of the peace you have with your Mom after taking care of her and being with her when she passed. Bill and I were going to try to come to the service but overnight he's caught something like the flu so he's in bed with fever. We'll be there in spirit and hope to see you in March when you come to SC.
Jeanette & Bill Hornsby
February 12, 2009
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Also for your dad and brother. It has been quite a long time since we all were at Orcutt Ave Baptist. My prayer is that your mother did not suffer and that you are at peace with her passing. Good bless you and your family.
Pam Garrett Chalkley
February 12, 2009
My condolences to your family. Sorry I'm going out of town so I won't be able to attend. Fred
Fred Anspach
February 12, 2009

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dee Bartram
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