The Life of Grandma Retha
Grandma Retha was born on December 25th, 1928 in Buffalo, NY to the late Nathaniel “Ned” and Daisy Rainey. She passed away peacefully on June 3rd, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones.
Grandma Retha spent her 94 wonderful years spreading love, joy, sarcasm, and sass to any and all around her. Her favorite pastimes included watching sports, doing crossword puzzles, dancing (swingin’ out), cooking, and most importantly laughing her @#$ off.
At the age of 20, Grandma Retha married John McGhee and from this union had Duane “Butch”(son), Michael(son), and Pamela(daughter). In addition, she loved and raised 3 bonus children Patricia(daughter), Stephen(son), and Timothy(son).
Shortly after their union, she relocated to Newark, NJ where she worked in pharmaceuticals for several years, eventually retiring from Dobbs International Service.
Grandma Retha is survived by her brothers Earl and Ned Rainey, loving children Michael Rainey and Pamela Rainey-Fort, 16 grandchildren, 43 great grands, 29 great-great grands, and a host of nieces and nephews. Grandma Retha was predeceased by her siblings: Odell, Earnest, Lawrence, Sherman, Nathaniel, Richard, Ruth, Shirley, her son Duane Rainey, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great grands.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Triad Cremation & Funeral Service, 2110 Servomation Road, Greensboro, NC 27407.
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