OBITUARY

Nettie Raines

November 14, 1948January 5, 2021
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Nettie Sexton Raines, 72, of Olive Branch, MS passed away at midnight on Tuesday, January 5th. Nettie attended Meadow Brook Baptist church. As a child, she attended Oakhaven school. Nettie loved people, being around and helping people, above all other things. She used that love by helping people of all ages, from the youth group at Hickory Ridge Baptist Church, to starting two business in the early 80's and late 90's, both focusing on putting people to work, and to better themselves. She was an innovator by starting People Plus, which was the first food product demonstration company in the MidSouth, and was awarded the Small Business of the Year award from the Memphis Business Journal in 1993. She later started Value Force, which was a temporary service assisting people to find work. After retiring for a second time, she moved her love from people to animals and started a pet sitting service. She is survived by her husband, Alan W. Raines of 48 years, her son, Christopher A. Raines, her step daughter, Cathy Hutto, her step son, Jamie Raines, and her two grand children, Alanna Littles and Connor Hutto, and her only living brother, Randy Sexton. The family will receive friends and family, Saturday, January 9th at Brantley Funeral Home (6875 Cockrum Street) in Olive Branch, MS, starting at 10:00 am and the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am. The service will be live streamed on Brantley Funeral Home's Facebook page. Those attending must wear masks, and respect social distancing while in the Brantley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.Brantleyfuneral.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Alan W. Raines, Husband of 48 years
  • Christopher A. Raines, Son
  • Cathy Hutto, Step Daughter
  • Jamie Raines, Step Son
  • Alanna Littles and Connor Hutto, Grandchildren
  • Randy Sexton, Brother

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Janet Farrow

January 9, 2021

Nettie was one of my best friends. Almost 25 years ago when she and Alan moved into our cove, we became instant friends when we discovered our common Tippah County roots as we heard the neighborhood whippoorwill singing its signature song. She called it the Tiplersville bird, and that was just the first of many connections.

Nettie and Alan have faithfully been there for us, celebrating with us and grieving with us.

I love reflecting on all the wonderful memories Mary shared; the card games, girl trips, and birthday celebrations. None of these things would have been nearly as much fun without Nettie. I'll treasure these memories forever.

Alan, Chris, Cathy, and the rest of the family, I'm praying for God's comfort in the days ahead.

Love you

Virginia Terrell

January 9, 2021

Alan, I was so blessed by the beautiful video of you and Nettie, family and friends. She’s so beautiful and you are as handsome! Don and I could not be present at the service but continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers. We have so many happy, funny memories of being together with y’all that we cherish.

Robert Brown

January 9, 2021

Rest in Peace dear Nettie. I have the privileges' of knowing Nettie and Alan before they were ever united in marriage. I know first hand these two love people and loved each other. I know they both know our Lord and has honored Him throughout the years I have known them.
To Alan, Christopher and the rest of the family my heart goes out to you as you continue life without your best friend, wife, mother or other connections to this wonderful person know as Nettie Raines.
God Bless you and may Nettie's memories remain very much alive in your lives forever.

sylvia Green

January 8, 2021

I will always remember her smile that would light up a room , but most of all the kindness she had for others and always a word of encouragement ...

Wanda Calvert

January 8, 2021

Alan & family, we extend our sympathy and prayers for God's comfort and peace to be with you as you have Nettie's Homegoing service and celebrate her beautiful life that reflected the love of Jesus. So many in the Brown family were thankful to know her and for the times we got to be around her. God give you strength for the days ahead.
Love in Christ, Mike & Wanda Brown Calvert

Tanja Todd Kellum

January 8, 2021

So sorry to hear of Nettie’s passing. We had good times. She and Lee Smart and I always enjoyed each other

Lou Nichols

January 7, 2021

I first meet Nettie at Hickory Ridge Baptist Church. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She loved people and loved the Lord. I remember her trying her best to play softball with me and that only lasted one season. My prayers are with her family at this sad time.

Mary Womack

January 7, 2021

I first met Nettie the day we moved into Hillside Cove. She was the first to welcome us into the neighborhood. Little did I know that day just what a wonderful neighbor and friend she would become. We played canasta for years with two other sweet neighbors, Janet and JoNell, taking turns hosting. The four of us took several trips together, shared fun cove events, and celebrated birthdays together for years before COVID last year.

Nettie loved people and people loved her. She was kind-hearted and generous to a fault. Rest In Peace, sweet friend. I love you and will never forget you.

Gail Raines

January 7, 2021

My first memory of you was your smile and perfect hair. I learned quickly how loving and caring you were. We didn't always share the same views but I always respected and loved you. One of my favorite memories was after visiting with you as James and I were leaving you called us back to give us 2 little packages of peanut butter crackers for us to "nibble on" on the way back to Florida. That was such a sweet gesture that I saved them for a long time. I didn't see you often but I will miss you more then you could ever know. I love you my SMIL.

Lois Holcomb

January 6, 2021

Nettie was a Very Loving, Sharing, Caring person. She was also a jovial person whom we will all miss. She Loved people - but mainly she Loved her Lord and Saviour and was willing to share Him with others. My prayers are for ALL the family.

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Biography

Nettie Sexton Raines, 72, of Olive Branch, MS passed away at midnight on Tuesday, January 5th. Nettie attended Meadow Brook Baptist church. As a child, she attended Oakhaven school. Nettie loved people, being around and helping people, above all other things. She used that love by helping people of all ages, from the youth group at Hickory Ridge Baptist Church, to starting two business in the early 80's and late 90's, both focusing on putting people to work, and to better themselves. She was an innovator by starting People Plus, which was the first food product demonstration company in the MidSouth, and was awarded the Small Business of the Year award from the Memphis Business Journal in 1993. She later started Value Force, which was a temporary service assisting people to find work. After retiring for a second time, she moved her love from people to animals and started a pet sitting service. She is survived by her husband, Alan W. Raines of 48 years, her son, Christopher A. Raines, her step daughter, Cathy Hutto, her step son, Jamie Raines, and her two grand children, Alanna Littles and Connor Hutto, and her only living brother, Randy Sexton. The family will receive friends and family, Saturday, January 9th at Brantley Funeral Home (6875 Cockrum Street) in Olive Branch, MS, starting at 10:00 am and the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am. The service will be live streamed on Brantley Funeral Home's Facebook page. Those attending must wear masks, and respect social distancing while in the Brantley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.Brantleyfuneral.com.