OBITUARY

Thelma Layne Roakes

October 5, 1934September 9, 2018

Thelma Layne Roakes, 83, of Lynchburg passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Guggenheimer Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Clark Morgan Roakes. Born October 5, 1934, in Campbell County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Layne and the late Bertha Wood Layne.

Thelma was a retired registered nurse for Dr. Culley Lippard and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Layne and Edward Lee Layne; two sisters, Margaret L. English and Pauline L. Litchford; and one granddaughter, Kelly McCallum.

In addition to her husband, Thelma is survived by her children, Scott Roakes (Geraldine) of Moundville, AL, Janice McCallum (Henry) of Chadron, NE, Laura McCauley of Midlothian and Christopher Roakes (Monica) of Roanoke; nine grandchildren, Matthew Roakes (Megan), Russell Roakes, Reggie Roakes, Holly Thrasher, Kara Clark, Doug McCallum (Breanna), Greg McCallum, Finn Mroz-Roakes and Jonah Mroz-Roakes; three great grandchildren, Jake Roakes, Owen Roakes and Jeremy McCallum; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Fort Hill Memorial Park with Dr. Dennis Hollandsworth officiating. Visitation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Baptist Church or a charity of one’s choice.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.

  • FAMILY

  • Thelma is survived by her husband, Clark Morgan Roakes of Lynchburg; her children, Scott Roakes (Geraldine) of Moundville, AL, Janice McCallum (Henry) of Chadron, NE, Laura McCauley of Midlothian and Christopher Roakes (Monica) of Roanoke; nine grandchildren, Matthew Roakes (Megan), Russell Roakes, Reggie Roakes, Holly Thrasher, Kara Clark, Doug McCallum (Breanna), Greg McCallum, Finn Mroz-Roakes and Jonah Mroz-Roakes; three great grandchildren, Jake Roakes, Owen Roakes and Jeremy McCallum; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Roakes
  • Russell Roakes
  • Reggie Roakes
  • Greg McCallum
  • Doug McCallum
  • Finn Mroz-Roakes
  • Jonah Mroz-Roakes
  • DONATIONS

  • Beulah Baptist Church
  • a charity of one's choice

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thelma Layne Roakes

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Betty Hamlet

September 16, 2018

Clark & Family: Sending much love and prayers to each of you. I have so many great memories of her in our school days and what a lovely Christian lady she was. Will continue to pray for each of you. Betty Hamlet Lynchburg, VA

Frank Crist

September 12, 2018

My condolences to Chris and family.

Reggie & Bonnie Overstreet

September 11, 2018

Mr Roakes,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
May God give you the peace that you seek

George Jackson

September 11, 2018

I was sorry to read about your loss of Thelma. May you find comfort in the words of Jesus in (John 5:28, 29) "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life"

FROM THE FAMILY