Rachael Ellen Cumbee, 90, of the Maybrook Community at Pembroke, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, January 10, 2018 at her home in the loving care of her family and Carilion Hospice. Born on August 24, 1927 in Pembroke, she was a daughter of the late Elijah Luther Paul Smith and Nina Ellen Meredith Smith. She, with her husband, operated “Bob,s Place” in Pembroke for many years. She enjoyed the fellowship of Lucas Memorial Christian Church in Maybrook and was active in all the church functions and was blessed to be the pianist. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Robert J. “Bob” Cumbee.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Rebecca Ellen Anderson of Pembroke and Pauletta J. “Jody” McGuire and her husband Cleaven of Pembroke; her grandsons Robbie (Angie), Jamie (Sherril) and Michael (Pam), Raymond (Tammy); her great-grandson J J (Rosie); her sister Martha Vaught and husband Howard of Florida and her beloved caregiver Angie Shrader.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. Pastors Gary Poff and Eddie Kendall will officiate. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Carilion Hospice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.