Isabel Rakestraw

Isabel Rakestraw

Isabel Rakestraw, 71 of Amarillo, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2022, in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be held Friday, January 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Destiny’s Garden. Arrangements are under the care of Shelia Chick and the staff at Destiny’s Garden.

Isabel was born 12/16/1950, to Maurico and Antonia Lucero in Hereford, Texas.

Isabel had a laugh that would make everyone else in the room start laughing even if you were having a bad day. She loved to sew quilts and any kind of décor, and she was good at it too. Isabel hated to take pictures, she refused to take pictures! She always would hide and tell people “Don’t be trying to take a picture of me, I see you!” She collected tea sets and mice(not because she liked mice but because her brother Jimmy would buy her cute ones that she would take and collect).

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; two older sisters; nieces; nephews, and cousins. Isabel had a huge family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her only daughter Jeanette Rakestraw aka Nikkie; three grandchildren, Kevin, Brittanie Nychole, and Jordan; one great-grandchild, Kayden; four brothers, all of Amarillo, Sam Lucero and wife Adela, Morris Lucero, and wife Victoria, Jimmy Lucero, and Agustine Lucero; four sisters, Amelia Mungia and husband Paul of San Antonio, Texas, Susie Grim and husband Ron, Rita Mejia and husband Bobby of Casa Grande Arizona, Barbara Silva, and Shane Stowe; her best friend of almost 40 years, Dorothy Boyett; a large number of nieces and nephews, as well as many other family members, cousins, and friends.


  1. Gloria

    She had a wonderful personality, that’s for sure! She made everything fun. I loved to have conversations with her, she made anything we talked about so interesting. I will miss those conversations…I loved her like a sister. I know she is in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, because of her beautiful devotion to Him. She served him with all of her heart…I love you Isabell, my sister in Christ.

  2. Kathy Taylor

    That was a beautiful memorial to your mom Jewnette

  3. Tammy Mcguyer

    Hi my name is Tammy McGuyer my mother was isabell’s best friend .I have many fond memories of Miss Isabell from over the years and will cherish these memories! My husband had an accident recently and miss Isabell gave a whole months worth of cards that she signed for me to send my husband for every day while he was away in Denver Colorado at the Craig hospital to cheer him up ! Truly such a thoughtful gift she was always so very thoughtful and love to give out cards ?

  4. Dora Taylor

    Isabel was one of a kind totally .she was so funny so loving an so very kind she was my moms best friend an the 2 of them made such a team i dont k ow when life came so much they saw eachother when could an tigether were awesome showed us kids whatsm feiends an love truly meant ..yes as friend’s you have issues an that as well makes you closer an love echother more an thankful so so very sorry to all an her famiky she will never be forgotten no way .love you much sweet lady.Rest in peace

  5. Kathy Taylor

    Isabel was a wonderful wonderful person to me she was like my aunt … a long time ago when I was in desperate need of a friend she sent me a card and she was the first one to ever send me a card like that.. I loved her so so much she will be so missed

  6. Melinda Felton

    Jeanette, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your Mom was a very special lady and she will be missed. My love to you and your family.
    Melinda Felton

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