Sara Francis Raines
March 10, 1930 – February 1, 2020
Sara Raines, age 89, passed in peace at home in Porter, Texas on Saturday February 1, 2020. She was born in Clayton, Alabama on March 10, 1930 to the late Lem and Maude Clark.
Sara attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and afterward relocated to Texas. Sara was a longtime resident of Humble, Texas where she raised her four children. Sara enjoyed her activities with the American Business Women’s Association and with Humble Main Street merchants promoting local businesses in Historic Downtown Humble. Sara lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; watching her Houston Astros, playing cards with her gal pals and enjoying conversation with her countless friends. Sara’s beautiful life will forever be cherished by her children, Sharon Brittain Brokaw, Stephen Brittain and wife Teresa, Bettye Sue Raines, Becky (Raines) Ridgway and husband Mark Ridgway, a small army of grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a vast extended family. Sara is preceded in death by her soul mate Jesse Culpepper, sister Ophelia Benbrook, brother Irby Clark, step children James (Noodles) Raines, Jessie Marie King and Grace Lee Ratcliff, and grandson Larry (Scamper) Brisher.
Sara was a loving mother, devoted grandmother, great friend and companion.
Officiating Sara’s Life Celebration is Jason Velasquez, grandson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Sara’s name to the American Stroke Association at https://www.stroke.org/ or by calling 1-800-242-8721. The family wishes to thank you in advance for the support of stroke prevention and new stroke research.
- American Stroke Association
- Celebration of Life - Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
Sara Francis Raines
February 15, 2020
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
February 11, 2020
You were a beautiful woman, inside and out. I'll miss your smile and laughter and that extraordinary voice; your kind and thoughtful spirit; your wit and zest for life; your love of family and friends--including my mom, Margaret--the two of you fast friends for 60 years. I'll never watch the Astros again without thinking of your devotion. I've known you since the day I was born and I'll miss you the rest of my life. --Kelly
February 10, 2020
I always loved Sara, she was my dad
niece and the only time we could see
her was when she would come through Louisville. Al.going to visit her sister and family in Phenix City, Ala. We always love to hear her laugh
and we would talk about family memories. So she will be missed got to
meet cousins by her coming to visit. Love all of you.
February 8, 2020
I was fortunate enough to have Sara as my mother-in-law for several years. I have so many fond memories of her, she was such a lovely person. I will remember her often and I am so glad to have known her.
Bettye Sue Raines
February 7, 2020
The most beautiful Lady I have ever known. God blessed me with this lady as my Mother. I will miss you daily Mom, til we see each other again.
I love you Mom.