Mrs. Shirley Byrd Raines

Mrs. Shirley Byrd Raines, age 72, of Thomaston, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

The family received friends at the home of her daughter, Shervette Raines Grier, in Thomaston. Public viewing was Friday, Nov. 19 in the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home in Thomaston. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20 at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Thomaston. Pastor Charles E. Reeves was the eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston was in charge of all professional services.

Mrs. Raines leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Shervette Grier (Alexis); two grandchildren, Donisha Gray and Malik Walker, all of Thomaston; nine siblings, Pamela Jester, John Mallory, Tom Mallory (Krystal), Rydell Mallory and Shederick Mallory, and David Mallory, all of Griffin, Michael Mallory (Lisa) of Enterprise, Ala., Larry Mallory and Dorothy Mallory McKnight of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose (Leroy) Ivey, Rebecca Raines, Bennie Gray, and Clara Varner, all of Thomaston, Michael (Tammy) Gray and Louise Darden of Atlanta; close friend, Jeanette Skelton of Thomaston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that will miss her dearly.

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