Barbara Griffin Rains
Barbara Griffin Rains
  • August 10, 1936 - September 2, 2017
  • Mississippi

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Barbara Griffin Rains, 81, passed from this life Saturday, September 2, 2017, in Jackson.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm, Monday, September 4, 2017, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 10:00am, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Barbara was born August 10, 1936, in Marigold, Mississippi, a daughter of the late William Oscar Griffin and Annie Christine Prewitt Griffin. She attended Delta Junior College, now Mississippi Delta Community College.

Barbara was a long time member of the Nazarene Church and in recent years a member of First Baptist Church, Florence. She retired from Reckitt Benckiser after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Following the death of her husband, she was employed with Sams Club and as a shuttle bus chauffeur for Ramada Inn. Her giving spirit and heart for service to others endeared her to many people she met during her employment tenures. A focused and dedicated employee, Barbara was proud of the fact that she was still working at the age of 78. In her free time Barbara enjoyed traveling, and visited countries the world over with her husband and family, including Vienna, Austria, Rome, and Greece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fair Rains, Sr.

Survivors include sons, James F. Rains, Jr., A.Z. Vernon Rains, II, and Robbie Rains; daughters, Vicki Moseley (Herb) and Carol Ann Lowery (Randy); sisters, Janice Wood (Charles), Shirley Mays (John), and Linda Palmer; grandchildren, Windi Moseley, Sunie Purvis, Matt Rains, Lyndi Laird, Kodi Rains, Kyli Collins, and Emily Sandridge; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Brenda Harrington, Joyce Lane (J.W.), and Carolyn Rains.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157.