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Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS

OBITUARY

James Michael Gaines

September 9, 1950October 2, 2019
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James Michael Gaines, 69, passed from this life Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at home.

A Gathering for Family and Friends to honor and remember his life will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl.

Mr. Gaines was born September 9, 1950, in Newton, Mississippi, a son of the late Jaffa Brown Gaines, Jr. and Margaret Weir Gaines.

Mr. Gaines was a trained and skilled plumber. He retired from the University of Mississippi Medical Center after more than 15 years of service, and was still actively employed as a private contract plumber until his passing.

Mr. Gaines was a true outdoorsman and life-long fisherman. An avid Ole Miss fan, he faithfully attended as many football and baseball games as time would permit.

Of all life’s pleasures he enjoyed, his favorite times were simple: being with his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy, and all of his heart. Whatever they wanted to do, he wanted to do. The job he loved most- “Papa G”.

He is survived by his son, Michael Gaines and wife Misty; grandchildren, Anna-Maria Gaines, Bretton Gaines, and Addy Rose Gaines; sisters, Kay Duckworth and Gaye Crosby; niece, Cassie Crosby; and great-niece, Matty Duckworth.

Services

  • Gathering for Family and Friends Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Billy j Mitchell

October 7, 2019

To the family of Mike Gaines i pray for you in the months ahead. What a guy i first met Mike i guess back in 2003 while starting my job at u m c. What a laugh all those guys had when i went to trailer one asking about my christmas turkey. Those guys were the best in the plumbing dept . Mike use come by frequently and visit even after he left u m c and retired always a joy to be around will surely miss him. God bless you all . Billy

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Biography

James Michael Gaines, 69, passed from this life Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at home.

A Gathering for Family and Friends to honor and remember his life will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl.

Mr. Gaines was born September 9, 1950, in Newton, Mississippi, a son of the late Jaffa Brown Gaines, Jr. and Margaret Weir Gaines.

Mr. Gaines was a trained and skilled plumber. He retired from the University of Mississippi Medical Center after more than 15 years of service, and was still actively employed as a private contract plumber until his passing.

Mr. Gaines was a true outdoorsman and life-long fisherman. An avid Ole Miss fan, he faithfully attended as many football and baseball games as time would permit.

Of all life’s pleasures he enjoyed, his favorite times were simple: being with his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy, and all of his heart. Whatever they wanted to do, he wanted to do. The job he loved most- “Papa G”.

He is survived by his son, Michael Gaines and wife Misty; grandchildren, Anna-Maria Gaines, Bretton Gaines, and Addy Rose Gaines; sisters, Kay Duckworth and Gaye Crosby; niece, Cassie Crosby; and great-niece, Matty Duckworth.