Mary Louise Rainey


Mary Louise Rainey, 64, of Empire, passed away on July 7, 2019, at her residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Owens Chapel Church of God with burial in New Canaan Cemetery. The Rev. T. J. Millican will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.  

Preceding her in death was her sister, Andia Key; brother, Kenneth Gamble Jr.; and sister-in-law, Vanessa Gamble.

Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie Rainey and Karen Whitlow; step-daughters, Kim Morgan and Shawanda Godfrey; son, J.R. Rainey; step-son, Timmy Vaughn; grandchildren, Kennedy, Mason, Audrey and Jaron Connison, Sia, A.P and Lily Godfrey, Glenda Whitten, Morgan Whitlow, River Corley and Destin Hand; fiancé, Nathaniel Jordan and his children, Zelda Brown, Nathan Jordan, Patrick Jordan and Rudy Brown; sisters, Carmen Payne (Jerry) and Kathie Guthrie (Randy); and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

You may sign an online register or express private condolences to the family at

Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611