Funeral services for Raines announced.
Funeral services for Brenda Joyce Raines, 65, of Helena-West Helena will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009 in the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel with Rev. J.E. Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.
Raines, born March 2, 1944 in Leachville to the late Kenneth Garrison and Mary Ann Beavers Garrison, died Saturday, April 25, 2009.
She worked for over 30 years as a teacher’s aid in Helena-West Helena. Brenda will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother aunt and dear friend to many.
She leaves her husband, Jimmy Raines of Helena-West Helena; her mother, Mary Ann Garrison of Jonesboro; three sons, Jerry Roach of Senatobia, Miss., Jeff Raines of Helena-West Helena and James Dwayne Raines of Fayetteville; three daughters, Tanna Wierman and husband, George of England, Stacy Barefield and husband, Bill of Helena-West Helena and Mindy Seaman and husband, Gus of Helena-West Helena; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Barbara DePriest of Jonesboro; two brothers, Wayne Garrison of Arizona and Larry Garrison of Jonesboro; and her two dogs, Isis and Neptune.
Her first husband, Harold Roach; her father, Kenneth Garrison; two brothers, Melvil and Andrew Garrison; and a dear friend, Barbara Raines, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Orie Jaco, George Wierman, Jerry Roach, Jason Wierman, Gus Seaman and Michael Swan.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct services. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.