Cora Lee Clark McRaft, 87, affectionately known as “Punch” departed peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones into the arms of her Heavenly Father on the afternoon of May 10, 2022.
Cora was born in Scotland Neck, NC and moved with the family to Norfolk, Virginia as a young girl at the age of 5. She attended Booker Washington High School and then enrolled in the Crestwood Night School Norfolk County VA Nurses Program and graduated in the Class of 1959. She later met the love of her life, James Edward McRaft, Jr., and they were blessed to share 56 years together.
Cora was a member of Rock Church International, Virginia Beach, VA where she served faithfully for 40 years in several ministries: Deaconess, Usher and Intercessory Prayer Warrior. Her passion, however, was the Food Pantry Ministry where she spent countless hours ministering to those in need. Always giving and generous of spirit, Cora unfailingly looked for opportunities to bless and share the goodness of the Lord with others. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to so many.
Cora was greeted in heaven by her mother Bertha Pittman King, Stepfather Hermon Elton King, Sr., son William Alexander Clark, daughter Shelia Virginia Masden Artis, granddaughter, Angela Nicole Masden, grandson, Carl David Masden Jr., sister Florence King Bass and brothers James Otis Clark and Hermon Elton King, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories her Loving Husband James E. McRaft, Jr., Three Sons, Michael Anthony Masden (Karen), Tulsa, OK; Carl David Masden Sr. (Paulette), Virginia Beach, VA; Kenneth Lewis Masden Sr.,, Virginia Beach, VA; Two Daughters, Bertha Denise King (Douglas), Norfolk, VA and Tonya Renee Pruitt (Cedric), Stafford, VA; Two Brothers ,George Lewis King (Marilyn), Chesapeake, VA, Arthur Joseph King (Sheri), Norfolk, VA. Grand Children; Shelton Ray Artis, Jr., Tiffany Monique, Artis Wiggins, Brytani Masden, Antoine Dominic Artis, Kenneth Lewis Masden Jr, William Alexander Clark Jr, Mandi Nicole Masden, James Edward Clark, Mikaela Bryanne Masden, Jordon Alexander Clark, Stefani Lee Masden Parrish, Zanetta Dorinda Clark Fairley, Kyle Rendell Nurse, Erica Faythe Diggs, Cedric Jonathan Pruitt Jr, Donnell Abram Harris, Chelsea Nicole Pruitt Woods and Dominic Antoine Harris; also 22 Great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Services will be LIVE STREAMED. Details will be posted day of service.