Marvin Wesley Raiford

Marvin Wesley Raiford

Waverly, VA
02.15.1946 - 12.01.2017
Served in the
Army

Marvin Wesley Raiford, Sr. of Waverly passed away peacefully Friday, December 1, 2017. Born February 15, 1946, he was a son of the late Marion James Raiford and Esther Collier Raiford. Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam with the 1st Calvary Division. He was a member of Millfield Baptist Church, The Waverly Ruritan Club, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Aubrey Raiford and his sister, Clara Bains

 

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Brenda Cowling Raiford; his daughters, Laura Raiford Bell and her husband, Kenny, and Jennifer Raiford Corl and her husband, Jamie; his son, Marvin Wesley “Wes” Raiford, Jr. and his wife, Melissa; his grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Corl, Cameron and Donald Raiford, and Derek Shawver;  his brother, James Raiford and his wife, Carole and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 4, 2017 at Waverly Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Charles Willman, II officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890, or to Waverly Congregational Christian Church, P.O. Box 636 Waverly, VA 23890. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com. 

 

 
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Waverly Congregational Christian Church
123 Coppahaunk Avenue
Waverly, VA 23890
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Waverly Congregational Christian Church
123 Coppahaunk Avenue
Waverly, VA 23890
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Brenda, Jennifer, Jamie, Laura, Kenny and family, we are shocked and heart broken over Marvin's passing. We know there is nothing anyone can say or do to lessen your pain. How lucky we all are to have known Marvin as a friend and how blessed you all are to have had Marvin as your husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend too. It's so difficult to loose someone who is so significant in your life but thankfully we know the Lord will carry each of you through this tragedy. It won't be easy but please know we are all here for you to help you through. God Bless you all.

Bucky & Sue Moore

My deepest sympathy for your great loss. Although pain and sorrow fills your hearts at this time, may you find comfort and strength in the Almighty God words at Psalms 34:18 "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit "  It saddened him when we shed tears of sorrow. Through his Words  he gives us comfort and hope of seeing our dear loved ones again who have fallen asleep in death. As Jesus words promised at John 6:40 the resurrection of our dear loved . May his warm memories also give you comfort and strength doing this difficult time,.

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