Craig Allen Ainsworth

March 7, 1973October 4, 2010

Craig Allen Ainsworth, 37, of Madison, died Monday, October 4, 2010, at St Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, of congestive heart failure. Craig was born March 7, 1973 in Irving, Texas, and was the son of Nan Ainsworth and the late John Ed Ainsworth. He attended Jackson Academy and graduated high school from Madison Ridgeland Academy in 1992. He later graduated from Mississippi State University and worked for the Department of Rehab for the State of Mississippi. He was a member of Pinelake Church. Craig was a loving and devoted father to Blake Ainsworth , who he adored and was extremely proud. Craig was a fan of all sports, especially football, basketball, and baseball and regularly attended games whenever he had the chance. But most importantly Craig loved the Lord. He longed for everyone to find the relationship with God that he cherished so dearly. He will be remembered as a loving father, caring son, encouraging brother and truly an inspiration to all. Craig was preceded in death by his father, John Ed Ainsworth. Survivors include his son Blake Ainsworth; mother, Nan Ainsworth; two brothers and their wives, Ronnie and Stacey Ainsworth; and Mike and Carrie Ainsworth; Nephews, Hunter, Elliott, Sanders Ainsworth; and Niece, Alexa Kate Ainsworth. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Wright and Ferguson in Ridgeland. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM on Thursday and from 9 AM until service time on Friday.

Memorials may be made to Pinelake Church, March of Dimes, & American Heart Association.


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Laron, Arleshia, & Je'Kory(NWR & Tri-County) Trigg

October 10, 2010

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Jenny Bourn Woodruff

October 8, 2010

Sending love and prayers to you all! I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Craig was truly a special person and I have such fond memories of him at Jackson Academy - such fun we would all have!! Love you all!

Jo Ann Malone

October 7, 2010

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Craig will definitely be missed. The ballpark will not be the same without him.
Sidney, Jo Ann, Morgan and Tanner Malone

Jimmy McKay

October 7, 2010

Please know that the thoughts and prayers of the McKay Family will be there for you Blake.
Jimmy, Shannon, and Jamie McKay

Terrell Chester

October 7, 2010

I want to send my deepest sympathy to the Ainsworth family. As a MDRS co-worker, Craig is going to be GREATLY missed. I only was an acquaintance, but I can tell you when I saw him, he was always smiling, happy and full of life. I would even see him occasionally at the Courthouse and he was always the same. May God comfort your family during this time of sorrow knowing we will see him one day again.

Todd and Lorrie Driver

October 7, 2010

Blake, we have been and will continue to lift you and your family up with prayer. Stay strong and become even stronger with your faith. Your Dad will surely be missed by all of us. (especially at the ballgames!)


October 7, 2010

Joe and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the Ainsworth family and especially to Blake. Craig was a fine young man and Joe always called him "the freshwater catfish" He would laugh and call Joe "the saltwater catfish". May God bless all of you in your time of sorrow, and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.


October 6, 2010



Ronnie Tompkins

October 6, 2010

My prayers are with the entire Ainsworth family. May God bless each of you.

Tim Puckett

October 6, 2010

To Blake, and the entire Ainsworth family, I offer my deepest sympathy. Craig could always be found at any baseball field where Blake was playing. Even before we officially met, I knew who Craig was because he witnessed every one of the epic battles between the Diamond Dawgs and the Mavericks. I know he will be missed by all, myself included. Blake, you are a great young man. Lean on your faith and stay strong.
Tim, Cindy and Austin Puckett