Deborah Raines

Apr 13, 2024 at 05:45 pm by Producer

Deborah Ann Raines, age 61, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024. She was the daughter
of the late Gary and Dorothy Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her
grandmother, Willie Frances.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Raines; daughters, Michelle Sanders and
husband Jason, Devin Ayala and husband Rudy; grandchildren, Annlee Sanders, Paige
Sanders, Levi Ayala, Miles Ayala, Elias Ayala, Eli Jason Sanders, and Liam Ayala;
brother, Don Thomas and wife Charla; sister, Fran Hixson and husband R.B.; and many
other family and friends.

Deborah was a faithful and long-time member of East Main Church of Christ. She
selflessly dedicated her life to teaching and caring for children, from substitute teaching
to the cafeteria she made sure each child was taken care of. When she was not at work,
she could be found cherishing her beloved seven grandchildren. Deborah was a devoted
wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 12:00-2:00 PM at
Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life will begin at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Deborah asked that memorial donations be made to Alive
Hospice of Murfreesboro.

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