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John Anthony Raines, known to most as Johnny, 56, of Phenix City, Alabama was blessed to meet Jesus on October 6, 2019. He passed in his home after a long illness.
Johnny was born May 7, 1963. Johnny is remembered by many in his “wonder years” as a skating machine and a good athlete in ball as well as boxing. He was also an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. He was quite knowledgeable about the Bible and everyone can rest assured and take comfort that we will see him again. Until that day, thank you Lord for blessing so many lives with Johnny. The family gratefully appreciates the love, support and prayers during this difficult time. He was preceded in death by his mother Brenda Suddeth Raines.
Relatives left to grieve his passing are the love of his life and wife, Kathy Hickman Raines of Phenix City, Alabama; daughter and Johnny’s baby doll, Michelle Richardson of Southport, Florida; beloved grandson, Kade Jett of Southport, Florida; father, John Fred Raines (Pat) of Riverview, Florida; his first friend and sister Lisa (Tom) Raines Rovenelli of Dunnellon, Florida; bonus children, Tonya (Jamie) Starnes, Jeremy (Stacy) Richardson, Jeffrey (Kelli) Richardson and five bonus grandchildren; friends and relatives, Eddie and Joanne Hickman, all of Phenix City, Alabama; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and many special cousins and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Raines Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mr. Johnny below.
Lisa Rovinelli says
Oh my heart dear brother..I’m going to miss your voice most. Give momma my love ..Ill see you both soon enough..until then, Ill be keeping you close in my stories and prayers ..I know you know how much I love you. Tom said he’s got me for now. He loved you as well.
richie miller says
I remember back in skating days me scotty and Tony all hanged out together and had good times! U will be very missed Johnny and we all love u! Richie
Donna Johnson Hall says
I miss you from school. You always had that sly smile and great wit and was such a cutie. You will be dearly missed. Prayers for the family and friends.
Mark Meadows says
I am so sorry for your loss
Stan Barfield says
Johnny I am sure you will be missed by many, I liked hanging with you in the old skate center days you were that cool kid everybody wanted to hang with and always had all the pretty girls around too ,was even neighbors for a little while. God speed my friend
Amanda Yates says
Uncle, I didn’t really get a chance to know you very well, but I remember bits and pieces from my childhood when you visited. I do remember your smile and I have many pictures of you with me. I could tell you were genuine with your love. I wish I had gotten the chance to know you better. I am keeping the whole family in my thoughts. You were deeply loved by so many. Rest in peace ♥️
Pat & Johnny Raines says
Johnny it broke my heart that you have left us but I know you are in a better place. Your Dad and I loved you even if we didn’t see eye to eye on things . Just know we loved you always. We send prayers to Kathy and Michelle and Kade. We hope they will all be ok . We loved you son so very much. Love 💕 Dad and Mom2
Theresa Dyer says
RIP sweet Johnny! I have so many memories of you! Back in the day I even had a little crush on you🤫. One memory that stays in my mind is one Saturday night we were all piled in my brother Jimmy’s car headed to skating rink and I had to sit in your lap. Song EASY by Commodores came on and we all were sing to the top of our lungs. Later that night you told me you couldn’t talk to me because Jimmy told you I was off limits! Brothers🙄 got to love’em! 😁😁 We always remained friends through the years! Rest EASY until we meet again❤🙏
Alice Gordon says
Johnny I had not seen you in a while but I did reconnect with your sister Lisa who kept me updated with your life. When I think about you I remember hanging out behind your parents house playing pool and that Farrah Fawcett poster in her red bikini that you had hanging on the wall. I can see you were very loved by many and surely will be missed.
REST IN PEACE
Robin Kibbe says
RIP Johnny❣️Will always remember the many memories. Praying for all your family. Fly high my brother. Love Robin🕊
Lynn Travis Kreie says
My heart goes out to the family at such a difficult time. I know Johnny will be missed by everyone that loved him. I will always remember him with that smirky smile skating around the rink with his very cool hair blowing in the wind. The girls would line up in awe as they put out their hand in hopes that the skate legend would touch it as he breezed by. His smile would light up every room. The guys wanted to be him and the girls wanted to be with him. His carissima and charm will never be forgotten
Wayne Rigby says
One of my all time best friends ,it had been quite a few years since our paths have crossed but that just made our memorys more important I will never forget how much fun we used to have and things we did, or the girls we loved , go rest high my buddy till we meet agian …
Nancy Brookins says
Its hard to believe that you are gone my cousin, We hadn’t seen each other for many years but I still have fond memories of the times we hung out. You will be very missed! So long for now, until we meet again. Im sending out loving prayers for Johnny’s family. Love Nancy Lee ❤
Robyn Rackley says
You will be truly missed my heart goes out to you and the family please give my mom a big hug from me and tell her I love her we love you Johnny R.I.P
Matthew Marshall says
Glad we got to see you when we did. My love and prayers go out to the rest of the family. You’ll have to hold down the fort until we get up there Johnny so save us a good seat. Until then it’s not goodbye but see you later. Rest easy ole man.
Tom Rovinelli says
You would have been proud everything turned out really nice.RIP BROTHER