The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Travelers Home Baptist Church, Travelers Home Road, Ideal, Georgia. Reverend Carl Munns, pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Mrs. Nancy was born March 13, 1920 in Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia to the late Charlie Raines Sr. and Mrs. Nellie Williams Raines. She was educated in the public School System of Crawford County. At an early age she joined Olive Grove Baptist Church. After uniting in holy matrimony to the late Edward “Cut Row” Bivins, they moved to Macon County, Georgia where she joined the Travelers Home Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two children, Johnny Bivins and Walter Bivins. She was also preceded in death by ten siblings, Louvenia Raines, Thomas Raines, Remus Raines, Sr., James Raines, Emma Louise Raines, Lucille Raines, Freddie Lee Raines, Roosevelt Raines, Charlie Raines, Jr. and Cleo Raines.
Survivors are her children, Nellie Kate Collins and Rose Rene Bivins both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Arthur James Bivins (Rebecca), Montezuma, Georgia, Albert Bivins, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Annie Bivins, Ideal, Georgia; fourteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Lee Raines, Mauk, Georgia and Bennie Raines, Montezuma, Georgia; sisters -in-law, Juliette Raines, Ideal, Georgia, Bessie McCant Raines, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Joyce Raines, Montezuma, Georgia and Myrtice Jones, Decatur, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
- Linda Harris McBeth(Monday, March 10 14 01:57 pm EDT)
May God bless you all my cousins and RIP Aunt Nan!!!
From Aunt Emma's Daughter.
- chiquita miller(Tuesday, March 27 12 03:40 pm EDT)
To the family,keep your heads high and you mother will surly be watching over you all. Aurtor, I have'nt know you lomg but I can truly say that you loved your mother, be strong and god will see you through
- Browns family(Tuesday, March 27 12 11:00 am EDT)
Grandma Nancy you will be truthly missed. We know you is in a better place.No more pain or worries.Rip Grandma Nancy.
- Carolyn Fulks(Friday, March 23 12 11:03 am EDT)
To the Bivins/Raines family, Remember psalm 23. The Good shepherd and who he is. He is well able to do exceedling and abundantly above all we ask of think.
- Jovita Turner & Masie Larry(Thursday, March 22 12 03:17 pm EDT)
To The Raines & Bivins Family, may the Lord continue to give you all peace and comfort during this time. Ma Nan is in a better place than we are, she has lived a long and blessed life; most haven't and will not live to see half of her age, she has served her purpose here on earth. It is now time for her to go home now to be with the Lord. I love you all and know that "He" will heal all wounds and answer all prayers.
- Hold on to God's unchanging hands Peggy (big sis)!!!!