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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Anita Joyce McBride Raines

February 16, 1947August 1, 2019

Joyce was married to the love of her life, Wade Raines on February 16, 1996. A sweet story about Joyce and Wade, they were born on the same day in the same hospital. They decided they would marry on that same date 49 years later. They were friends for many years before marrying. They were a very close couple.

A faithful member of First Baptist Church, Cookeville, TN, Joyce taught the 3y/o Sunday school class for 13 years. She was a leader in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritans Purse for 16 years. She was also an avid bowler with the church league at Bowling World. Joyce was a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union at First Baptist Church.

Joyce leaves her husband, Wade Raines; brother, Al McBride; sister-in-law, Shelia McBride of Munford, TN; Deanne Breitbache, niece and Terra Breitbache, great niece of Memphis, Ty Breitbache, great nephew, of Florida, and great nephew Trevan Breitbache of Iowa.

Ms. Raines was preceded in death by her father, Albert McBride Sr., mother, Anita McBride, twin sister, Juanita Loyce McBride, a medical missionary to the Gaza Strip, and sister, Elizabeth Parker. Judy Carpenter, missionary to Brazil was like a sister to Joyce.

The family will receive friends at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, August 6, 5pm-7pm with graveside services Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 2pm at Memphis Memorial Gardens, 6444 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis.

In lieu of flowers, please send donation to First Baptist Church, 18 S Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN 385001 to either Operation Christmas Child, the Backpack Program or any Missions program.

  • FAMILY

  • Wade Raines, Husband
  • Al McBride, Brother
  • Shelia McBride, Sister-in-law
  • Deanne Breitbache, Niece
  • Terra Breitbache, Great Niece
  • Ty Breitbache, Great Nephew
  • Trevan Breitbache, Great Nephew
  • Ms. Raines was preceded in death by her father, Albert McBride Sr., mother, Anita McBride, twin sister, Juanita Loyce McBride, a medical missionary to the Gaza Strip, and sister, Elizabeth Parker. Judy Carpenter, missionary to Brazil was like a sister to Joyce.
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church (Operation Christmas Child, the Backpack Program or any Missions program)

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Memories

Anita Joyce McBride Raines

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Sharon Lee

August 14, 2019

Joyce asked Gary and I if we wanted to bowl with her on a couple of leagues. We did and watched her as she got serious about it and worked hard to improve her bowling. She loved to bowl. Joyce was like the energizer bunny in whatever she did-whether it was bowling or working at Operation Christmas Child-she worked hard and long hours. She loved the Lord and it showed in whatever she did.

Joyce Griggs

August 11, 2019

Joyce was a behind the scenes person. She made posters for Operation Christmas Child, they not only were beautifully done but on time! She didn't work for the praise of men but because she
loved the Lord. She called me on July 4th--she was calling people in her phone contacts--we had a wonderful chat. Then on a visit July 30 she sang along on "Jesus Loves me". We will miss Joyce.

Joy Mitchell

August 11, 2019

Joyce had a servant's heart. At First Baptist Cookeville she gave her all to Operation Christmas Child and her three year old Sunday School class. She was a loving wife and at one time a caregiver to her mother and good friend, Judy. She endured much pain in the last few years but continued to serve her Lord. So happy that she is spending eternity with her Lord and Savior in Heaven.

Mary Pfadenhauer

August 10, 2019

Joyce was so enthusiastic about Operation Christmas Child, and I love making the shoeboxes each year, so Joyce and I became friends through that connection at First Baptist Church Cookeville. Joyce’s enthusiasm rubbed off on almost everyone! She loved children, especially opportunities to teach them about Jesus. Her energy and stamina were amazing. And Wade had the biggest smile when she walked in the room. They were a sweet and special couple. Joyce will be missed by so many who have worked along side her, packing boxes, lining up to check boxes and load them into cartons for shipment, counting every box that comes in the door and so much more. We rejoice that our Joyce is enjoying the beauty of Heaven and the presence of God the Father and Christ Jesus the Son.

Phil and Mary Pfadenhauer

Cathy McCall

August 10, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Wade Raines and the family and friends of Anita Joyce McBride Raines! We will always cherish our fondest memories of Joyce, having worked alongside her in teaching the 3-year olds at First Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee for over 10 years! Joyce and I shared lots of laughs and sweet memories with the children that we taught over the years!
Joyce was such a wonderful, loving friend over the years that I knew both Joyce and Wade. We worked together with the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry at First Baptist for several years, as well! Both Joyce and Wade gave their whole heart to making sure that everything was done to perfection and made it their life’s ministry to make children happy and learn about Jesus!
So much to share, but I will never forget the Sunday that Joyce made a true profession of faith in Jesus and was baptized at First Baptist Church, Cookeville! We cried tears of joy and know that she is rejoicing with Jesus in Heaven now because of her faith and acceptance of Christ Jesus!
One of these days we’ll meet again in Heaven! What a joyous reunion that will be! We’ll say, “So long for now, sweet prayer warrior friend! Love ya bunches, sweetie! 😉🙌🏻💒😇🥰✝️💝

Brenda Spain

August 10, 2019

My sweet Joyce has been my friend for over 16 years. We began in Sunday School class then volunteered with Operation Christmas Child with such joy and love for other children! I am going to miss my friend so much in the days ahead. I will always remember the tireless work she did for her 3 year old kids every Sunday. I was so thankful that all of my grand children got to be in her class when they came to visit. I LOVED watching you STUFF a shoe box! Not even a straw could be added to her goodies for children going around the world. I know one day you will see some of these little ones in heaven. I love you Joyce and can't wait to walk the streets of heaven one day with you!

JOHN & FAYE SHAFFER

August 10, 2019

We enjoyed getting to know Joyce as a member of the 55+ Bowlers from First Baptist Church, Cookeville, TN. She was an avid bowler and thrilled everyone when she scored a "strike". She designed the first tee shirts for our group. She also designed her own bowling shirts, and we really liked the one that read "There are two things you need to know about me...1. My name is Joyce and 2. I love bowling." Despite many physical issues she was always upbeat, kind, and considerate of others. She planted many seeds to non-Christians who crossed her path. We will miss her but know she is healed and with the Savior, Jesus.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY