Betty Jo Rainey
June 23, 1931 – September 27, 2019
Betty McClelland Rainey, 88, of Shreveport, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, September 27, 2019.
A Celebration of her wonderful life will begin with a Visitation from 1 – 2 PM, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, within the Chapel of Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton, LA, with a funeral following at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Jerry Dean presiding.
Betty Jo McDaniel was born on Tuesday, June 23, 1931, to the blessing of L.J. and Ruthie McDaniel, in Clarks, LA. The family soon relocated to Haynesville, LA, where Betty graduated from High School. One Sunday morning, after hearing her Daddy preach at the United Pentecostal Church, and having seen a young man that visited that day, young Betty spotted him on the corner outside and seemingly needing a lift back to Barksdale AFB. She offered him a ride and he accepted. Just after dropping him off, she told her friend Faye: “I’m going to Marry that boy some day!” She did, in 1948 at age 17.
The family spent quite a bit of time in the ArkLaTex visiting friends and family. Betty had a big social life and they were in an R.V. Camper’s Club and most often, descending upon Wright Patman Lake in East Texas. Her family and friends often joked that she was ALWAYS running errands. The fact of the matter is, she LOVED to SHOP! She adored her children and all of her many friends. And during all this, she managed to spend 25 years in a career as a Bookkeeper, for Efurd Machine Company.
Betty is preceded in death by: her parents, Louis Jackson McDaniel and Ruthie Mae Scott McDaniel; her first husband, Carl Dean McClelland; her second husband Gerald Eugene Rainey; a brother Reginald McDaniel and his wife Wanda McDaniel.
Left to cherish her memory are: her son, Ricky (& Harriet) McClelland; daughters: Joan Barfield and Kay Phillips; brother Truly (& Martha) McDaniel, her dear ole friends: Wanda and Donnie Ruff. Left to carry on her legacy are: six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great great grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed !
- Louis Jackson McDaniel and Ruthie Mae Scott McDaniel, Parents (deceased)
- Carl Dean McClelland, First husband (deceased)
- Gerald Eugene Rainey, Second husband (deceased)
- Reginald McDaniel and wife Wanda, Brother (deceased)
- Ricky McClelland and wife Harriet, Son
- Joan Barfield, Daughter
- Kay Phillips, Daughter
- Truly McDaniel and wife Martha, Brother
- ~ Six, Grandchildren
- ~ Eight, Great grandchildren
- ~ Two, Great-great grandchildren
- Wanda and Donnie Ruff, Dear friends
- And numerous nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
- Funeral Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Betty Jo Rainey
October 12, 2019
My dad, Gerald Rainey 2nd husband, & Betty will both be greatly missed😥
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