The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Travelers Home Baptist Church, Travelers Home Road, Ideal, Macon County, Georgia. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery, Travelers Home Road, Ideal, Macon County, Georgia. The Reverend Carl Munns, pastor, will officiate.
Mrs. Willie Faye Lucas Raines was born July 18, 1918 in Crawford County, Georgia to the late Delann Lucas and Minus Duncan. She was educated in the old historical Reeves Public School of Crawford County. At an early age, she joined the Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
In May 1945, Willie Faye was united in Holy matrimony to her one and only love, Freddie Lee Raines. To this union, they were blessed with six children. She was blessed to rear Emma Jo Cook as her own, after the death of her mother, Emma Louise Raines. Willie Faye was preceded in death by her husband and four children, Rosa Mae Jones, Emma Jo Cook, Robert N. Raines and Agnes Raines Walker. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Minnie Reeves and Paul Avery. After uniting in Holy matrimony, she and her family moved to Macon County, Georgia where she moved her membership to Travelers Home Missionary Baptist Church of the Grangerville Community. Willie Faye was a dedicated and faithful member. She served on the Women Missionary Auxiliary Board, Mother of the Church and supported every facet of the church she loved so well.
Willie Faye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She leaves a legacy of love and golden memories to her beloved family, which include three children, Annie Jo Phillips, Americus, Georgia, Ilene Raines and Eloise Raines, both of Ideal, Georgia; two sons-in-law, J. T. Jones, Jr., Roberta, Georgia, and James Walker, Jr., Americus, Georgia; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Nancy Bivins, Juliette Raines, both of Ideal, Georgia, Bessie L. Raines, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Joyce Raines, Bennie Raines, both of Montezuma, Georgia and Willie L. Raines, Mauk, Georgia; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-one great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Agnes Hosley Sumner(Saturday, January 28 12 01:40 pm EST)
Her smile and gentle spirit has been etch into my spirit and my memory. She had know me all of my life. God blessed her with four scores, one decade and three year. What a mighty God we serve. Family and Friends of Mother Willie Faye Raines, Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Sleep on Mother Faye and take your rest, enter into the joy of the Lord.
- Ona Harmon Crawford(Saturday, January 21 12 07:19 am EST)
My condolencies to the family. What a legacy; What a life! I will never forget the quiet spirit of Mrs Faye. She was always there at the house inviting everyone who stopped by to come in and sit down.
I pray that the Lord will sustain and keep the family during this time of sorrow. Just remember that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord", immediately!
- william c.bryant sr.(Friday, January 20 12 09:33 pm EST)
Very sorrry ,may god bless each an everyone of U.. is my prey.
- PATRICIA WALKER(Wednesday, January 18 12 10:56 pm EST)
TO THE FAMILY GOD DON'T MAKE NO MISTAKE AND HE WILL COMFORT YOU THROUGH YOUR TIME OF SORROW,EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEALED..PATRICIA WALKER & FAMILY, ROBERT LEE & ANNIE MAE HILL, RAYMOND HILL & FAMILY, EUGENE HILL & FAMILY, JANET LEGGETT & FAMILY