Cecil Wayne Eakes


Cecil Wayne Eakes, 65, of Roxboro, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. Born in Durham County, he was the son of the late Cecil Delano Eakes and Christine Holder Eakes, who survives. He is preceded in death by his brother, Barry Dale Eakes and granddaughter, Kristan Renae Lewis. Mr. Eakes was previously employed with the American Tobacco Company.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children: James Wayne Eakes (Jeanette Martin) of Timberlake and Janice Renae Eakes of Timberlake; two sisters: Tonya Eakes De’Largy of Durham and Crystal Eakes Jones of Creedmoor; four grandchildren: Adam Wayne Eakes, Marcus Anthony McDuffie, Jr., Elizabeth Abigal Eakes and Emily Marie Eakes; four great-grandchildren: Ariyahnna, Juliana, Kal-El and AvaLee.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 at the Brooks & White Funeral Home with the Rev. John Pritchard officiating. Burial will follow in the Timberlake Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, 10-11 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.


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