Rainey, Bertha Lucille Boyd December 9, 1924 – December 9, 2015 Bertha Lucille Boyd Rainey passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 on her 91st birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Rainey, her parents Clyde and Bertha Lackey Boyd, and four of her children: Charles Donald Rainey, Bertha Joyce Rainey, Frederick Boyd Rainey and Betty Rainey Taylor. She is survived by her daughter Karen Rainey Forte (Vince); brother Frank Boyd (Beverly); son-in-law Bill Scogin; four grandchildren April Scogin Taylor (Geoff), Anthony Forte (Becky), Michael Scogin, and Matthew Forte (Katie); six great-grandchildren Joseph Forte, Hannah Forte, Sophie Forte, Matti Forte, Lily Forte and Emily Forte; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Lucille was born on December 9, 1924, in Pendergrass, Jackson County, GA. She was the third of ten children born to Clyde and Bertha Lackey Boyd. Lucille ceased her formal education in the 4th grade so that she could help her mother care for her younger siblings. She married Robert Rainey in 1946 shortly after he was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. She was an avid reader throughout her life and she loved to write poems, some of which were published and award-winning. She worked as a seamstress and was employed at the Fulton County Cotton Mill in Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA. She later worked for Dean’s Upholstery, where she had the privilege of reupholstering Kenny Rogers’s tour bus and some pieces in his home as well. Lucille loved to gamble and went on many senior trips to Cherokee, N.C. She also loved “yard saling” and enjoying a good rack of ribs and a sweet potato when going out to eat. Relative to her career as a seamstress, she had an amazing talent for quilting and crocheting and made many beautiful quilts, one of which won an award in 1990. Lucille will be greatly missed by her family and friends but we know that there were many people in Heaven waiting in line for one of her famous hugs. Her family will receive guests at Wages and Sons Funeral Home’s Lawrenceville location on Monday, December 14, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will commence at Wages and Sons on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive guests one hour before the service. An informal graveside service is planned for Wednesday, December 16, at 10 a.m. at Bethabra Baptist Church in Winder, GA. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or the Cystic Fibrosis Reaching Out Foundation (www.reachingoutfoundation.org). As four of Lucille’s children had Cystic Fibrosis, it is a cause that was close to her heart.

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  1. Aunt Lucille was a wonderful kind lady . She will be greatly missed . She is now reunited with Papa Thomas and Uncle Robert in Heaven .

  2. Aunt Lucille was one of a kind. We had some more phone conversation over the years. She is with her husband and four children and my Dad (Abner Boyd) and Mom.

  3. I met Lucille while working for Tony Rice. Such a wonderful soul. I was thinking of her just last week and thought I should call her. I have a picture of her with her favorite, Peter Rowan. I see she passed on her birthday… Love and Light to the family.

  4. It was always a pleasure and a lovely visit spending time with Lucille. I think of her often and her smile and laugh and sweet nature. It was always a nice surprise to see her at Leonard and Lucy’s house and to hear from her at Christmas. Much love and many thoughts are with you all.
    Angela, John, Amanda and Caroline

  5. Sweet Aunt Lucille “Lucy Lockett” as my Sweet Mama (Sara Boyd Skinner) and your sister always called you… you will be forever missed.
    It says in the Bible that with our last breathe we instantly return to Our Heavenly Father from Whom we came. There is quite a reunion going on up there, and we will see each other again some day.
    Always loved our talks and visits <3
    Heaven gained another angel

  6. Thank you Mema for the wonderful 55 years of memories with you sweet lady. We miss you and will never forget you. We are happy you are with our Lord and are at peace. I can see you now hugging your babies , Fred and Betty and all loved ones gone before you. Give my mom a big fat kiss for me as well and Aunt Sara and Aunt Nell,everybody. We will see you again. until then we love love love you, Denise Steven Lauren and Michael You are safe and sound with our God.

  7. As I never met you personally, I know one very true fact! You raised an amazing daughter with the kindest heart I’ve ever met. That beats all awards(and they are great) you have achieved. My love to you Karen and the rest of the family.

  8. It was a pleasure taking care of Luccille. I will remember her funny stories and her smile. We will miss her. May her soul rest in peace.

  9. I was blessed to be the first grandchild to Bertha and Clyde Boyd. Abner was my father and oldest son. I have been told how Lucille would come and stay with Mother and Daddy to hold me on her lap and read the old True Story magazines. I have many memories of Lucille I will cherish for the rest of my life. She was on of the strongest women I have know in my life. I loved her smile and her strength to survive all the heart break and lose in her life. I am sure she is busy updating Granny, Grandpaw, Bob, Donald, Joyce, Freddy and Betty with all the news of the family. We all know how Memaw loved to talk, what can we all say, we are part Boyd too. We do love to talk. Rest in peace Aunt Lucille, Love your niece, Gail Barchuk.

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