Brenda Joyce Raines

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Brenda Joyce Raines, 65, of West Helena passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009. Brenda was born March 2, 1944, in Leachville to the late Kenneth Garrison and Mary Ann Beavers Garrison. She worked for over thirty years as a teacher's aid in Helena-West Helena. Brenda will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother an aunt and a dear friend to many.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Raines of West Helena; her mother, Mary Ann Garrison of Jonesboro; three sons, Jerry Roach of Senatobia, Miss., Jeff Raines of West Helena and James Dwayne Raines of Fayetteville; three daughters, Tanna Wierman and husband, George, of England, Arkansas, Stacy Barfield and husband, Bill, of West Helena and Mindy Seaman and husband, Gus, of West Helena; eighteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara DePriest of Jonesboro; two brothers, Wayne Garrison of Arizona and Larry Garrison of Jonesboro; and her two dogs, Isis and Neptune.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Roach; her father, Kenneth Garrison; two brothers, Melvil and Andrew Garrison; and a dear friend, Barbara Raines.

Services for Brenda Raines were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Roller-Citizens. Visitation was Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena with Reverend J.E. Hughes officiating.

Pallbearers were Orie Jaco, George Wierman, Jerry Roach, Jason Wierman, Gus Seaman and Michael Swan.

Services were directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena. To sign the Online guestbook log on to