Mary C. Rainey

Big Stone Gap, Va.-Mary C. Rainey, 84, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap.
She was born and raised in the Mabe Community of Scott County, Va. She lived in East Stone Gap and Big Stone Gap for most of her life. Mary loved sewing, crocheting, and especially working in her flower garden. She was a Christian.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Preston Rainey; her daughter, Mary Eldridge; parents, Wheeler and Polly (Townsend) Coffey; and siblings, James Coffey and Shirley Lawson.
Surviving are two sons, James Rainey, Big Stone Gap and Eric Rainey (Pamela), Appalachia, Va.; six grandchildren, Michael Wagner (Brittany), Tara Sisk (Chris), Tonya Hensley (Daniel), Catherine Rainey, Cynthia Wilder and Nathan Eldridge; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Adams and Julie Orange, both of East Stone Gap, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave., W., Big Stone Gap. The service will follow at 2:00pm with the Rev. Joe Townsend officiating.
Burial will follow at the Bowen-Townsend Cemetery, Mabe-Stanleytown Rd., Duffield, Va.
Family will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Rainey family.