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Deloris Anne Raines

Deloris Anne Raines
  • November 18, 1945 - September 16, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to:
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels
    P.O. Box 583
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
  • and/or A charity that would honor this amazing woman:
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“Ms Raines was one of the few sources of light for me in the dark nightmare of 1992-95 Laing middle school. You introduced me to ideas and books that...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ellie Smith - Student

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Miss Anne. She was truly a spirited person that kept all on their toes here at Hollings Cancer Center. Her...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Leslie Elder - John's Island, SC

“Mama Raines was my foster mom during my college years of CofC. I remember spending many evenings at her house and I loved celebrating milestones...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Karri Hemmig - Racine, WI

“I met Anne many long years ago on the tennis court and though we have not been together in a while she is a personality one does not forget. My...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: BOBBIE ROTHSCHILD - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“My condolences and love to the Taylor and Raines families. Anne will be sorely missed by so many. The world is less interesting without her, but may...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Courtney Somers - SC - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Raines family. I had the pleasure of knowing Anne as a fellow teacher at Laing Middle School. Anne had very...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Marsha Beach - SC - Coworker

“I am so sadden to hear of Anne's passing. I worked with Anne as her Assistant Principal at Laing. Whenever I was having a tough day, Anne knew how...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Padron - Charleston, SC

“There are a lot of great teachers in this world, but few are as loving, inspiring, and unique as Anne Raines was. She always insisted on our best...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jim McFadden - Columbia, SC

“Mrs. Raines, it is truly a blessing to have known you first as a student and later as a friend. You challenged us to open our hearts and minds, and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Oliver Tsai - New York, NY

“As a former student, Anne has always been so dear to me. She helped me navigate a difficult coming of age and stayed in my life long after I became...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: B.V. Warren Messervy - Charleston, SC

“Love you always Anne. Your beautiful spirit will live on with us all. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: John Raines - New Bern, NC

“Ms. Raines, your fire, energy, and beautiful personality will be missed, yet your spirit will continue to live on through my life and through the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John Swinton - Boston, MA


Deloris Anne Raines, 74, of Mount Pleasant, SC, wife of the late George Max Raines entered into eternal rest Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Born in Lakeland, Florida on November 18, 1945, Anne was the daughter of Arthur Wesley Ward and Esther Luker Ward.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Raines Taylor, son in-law Winthrop Ely Taylor, brother, James William Ward, sister, Mary Catherine Cothran, step mother, Mary 'Glynnie' Ward and two grandchildren, Grayson Raines Taylor and Jacob Winthrop Taylor. She preceded her death by her brother Harry Alfred Ward, Arthur Wesley Ward Jr. and Ruth Esther Ward.

Anne was a graduate of Salem College where she earned her teaching certificate in English. Anne was known to others as a spirited, feisty woman who loved her friends and family deeply. "Mama Raines", as she was called by so many, was a passionate educator and spent 20 years in the classroom teaching English and "true life skills". Her Friday Speech was legendary and provided her students much needed guidance on how to handle life. She was also known for her candid approach to all things and never spared the truth- "You will always know what I am thinking". She volunteered for the Island Turtle Team helping to keep the beaches clean for nesting turtles as well as working with East Cooper Meals on Wheels to provide meals to people in need. Anne was a lion of a woman with a heart of a kitten and will be greatly missed by so many.

A Celebration of Life will be taking place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, ecmow.org, or a charity of your choice that would honor this amazing woman.

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