Carole Lynn Rainey
Carole Lynn Rainey, age 73, a resident of 407 E Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, passed away peacefully at her home on January 13, 2018. She was born October 25, 1944 in Cleveland County to the late Tommie L. Hickman Sr. and Eunice M. Hickman. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mae Frances Johnson; sister-in-law, Octavia Hickman and great nephew, Corey Leach.
She was an attendee of Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church; whereby attending until her health declined, but never losing her zest for The Lord or the love for her church family. She was a 1962 graduate of Compact High School in Kings Mountain. She also maintained a long work history between Clevemont Mills and Mauney Hosiery, both in Kings Mountain. Carole was loved as a neighborhood mother; she loved laughter, comedies, music and an avid sports fan.
Carole leaves to cherish her memories husband, Billy Rainey of Kings Mountain; sons, Anthony Rainey (Charissa Rainey) of Atlanta, GA, Shawn and Terrence Rainey of King Mountain, Vincent Johnson (Shawna Johnson) of Shelby, NC; brother, Tommie L. Hickman Jr. of Long Island, NY; sister, Joanne Phillips of New Rochelle, NY; nieces and nephews, Christopher Johnson (Lakeisha Johnson) of Hickory, NC, Curtis Hickman of Gastonia, NC, Andria Hickman (Natilee Belle) of Round Rock, TX, Victor Hickman (Diane Hickman) of Bowie, MD, Terrie Hickman and Todd Hickman of Long Island, NY; grand-children, Lorlita Spann of Atlanta, GA, Ambria Rainey of Greensboro, NC, Nielah Rainey of Atlanta, GA, Teranae and Wylie Rainey of Kings Mountain; great-grandchildren, Zaria Rainey and Levi Watson of Greensboro, NC. She also leaves 16 great nieces and nephews, and 15 great great nieces and nephews, and many extensions to the family.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church, 213 North Cansler Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Time is set for 2 pm. Visitation of family and friends will be from 1:30 to 2 at Bynum Chapel.