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Sunni Rakestraw

06/15/1989 - 03/05/2023


Obituary For Sunni Rakestraw

Sunni Rakestraw, 33, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 15, 1989 to Tim Rakestraw and Susan Morris Rakestraw. She was a member of Open Door Worship Center. She graduated high school from West Union Attendance Center. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from University of Mississippi. She loved life and everybody she came to know. She loved and cared for her pets, Taco and Opie. She loved her nieces and nephews and all her family. She loved her church family at Open Door Worship Center. A favorite quote of Sunni was "Tough times never last but tough people do" Services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday March 8, 2023 with visitation beginning at 11:00 am all at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Ray officiating. Burial will be at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Etta, MS. Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include her parents, Tim and Susan Rakestraw of Mantachie; sisters: Starla (Jason) Ruth of Fulton and Skyla (William) Harwell of Mantachie; nieces and nephews: Zoee Rakestraw, Reese Ruth, Kylee Hutchens, Keller Rakestraw, Madden Rakestraw; grandmother, Roberta Rakestraw. Preceded in death by her grandfathers: Clay Rakestraw and Dude Morris; grandmother, Obine Morris; great-grandmother, Donnie Rakestraw, great-grandfather, Walter Rakestraw Pallbearers will be Jason Ruth, Reese Ruth, Nickey Rakestraw, Clayden Rakestraw, Josh Ruth, Will Harwell In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Open Door Worship Center 14811 Hwy 25 N, Fulton, MS 38843. Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com

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  • 03/08/2023

    Tim and Susan , we were so sorry to hear about Sunni. ... she " lived " her name. God Bless Y'all. We love you. Sherry & Mike

  • 03/08/2023

    To Kylee and family, you are in our thought and prayers. Tim and I are so sorry for your loss. We Love You. Tim and Missy Ivey

  • 03/07/2023

    I remember when I first met Sunni. She had the sweetest smile and she never let her disability get in her way. She always had a lower chair with her pillows in it. One day while she was gone to lunch I swapped her chair for a higher one and put her pillows in it. She came back and the first thing she said was "Gator!!!" I loved picking at her and she back at me. We were all saddened when she had to be transferred to another health department but she kept in contact. Heaven is brighter because of her smile. We will miss her here on earth but what a day it will be when we meet again in Heaven. It won't be the same when we are all together. Love you Sunni and your family. Praying for them for comfort until we meet again. Regayda Johnson aka Gator 🙌✝️🥰

  • 03/07/2023

    Dear Susan, Tim and family, my heart breaks for you in your loss of Sunni, I never remember seeing her without a smile, I love each of you, Kenny Cooper

  • 03/07/2023

    My Sweet Sunni, I will miss you so much. You have been such a good friend to me. You were like my little sister. Now you are FREE! I pray for God's peace over your family. Love you Sweet Angel

  • 03/07/2023

    Sunni you will be missed. You were the you gest in our Chari family. You like Kimberly was an inspiration to us. You fought a good fight and you now have finish the race. Take your rest now and watch over your family both your personal family and us your Chari family for life. Now as I told Kimberly I would try to keep the awareness alive in her honor I now will ho or you. Love you my sweet friend.😥😢

  • 03/06/2023

    I met Sunni later on in life. I was one of her therapists (her favorite lol). Sunni was under my care off and on throughout the years when she needed me. We remained in contact when she wasn't via phone or text. She always had a smile followed by a smile/smirk when she came to therapy because she knew that it was time to work. I always told her that by the time she was discharged she would not be needing that wheelchair. I recently evaluated her and told her the same thing although this time she was only getting one discipline. Well ... she will forever be without that wheelchair because she has gain wings !! This is what should keep our spirits up. She always had a warrior spirit about her . She taught me how to appreciate the little things in life. She was a person who was always grateful and would let you know how grateful she was. Her craft she made for me when we first met still remains hanging in my home and forever will. To Sunni's family ...... know that you will always have an "extended family" that is here to comfort you and is praying for you all.

  • 03/06/2023

    So sorry for your loss

  • 03/06/2023

    I loved Sunni like my own babies. She was filled with goodness that over flowed to all around her. I've never met a sweeter little girl/young lady. Heaven sure gained another angel.

  • 03/06/2023

    I can remember many times Sunni came to stay the night with us.. to hang out with Amber.. she always stood out to me. Such a sweet spirit about her. And undeniable character and strength is what I noticed. She most definitely will be missed. Prayers for her family and friends.

  • 03/06/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss of your precious daughter she was kindest soul I'd ever met, Robin souibgui

  • 03/06/2023

    Susan I am so sorry to hear about Sunni. Prayers for you and your family. Amy Foley Swain


  • Sweet Moments

    Linda Baker Barnett sent Sweet Moments for Sunni Rakestraw - March 08, 2023

    prayers to you all. we love you. Linda and Gene

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