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Eunice  Jernigan Rains

Obituary for Eunice Jernigan Rains

March 5, 1931 - August 8, 2013
Goldsboro, North Carolina | Age 82

Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother


Eunice Jernigan Rains, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family and friends.

Eunice was born in Wayne County on March 5, 1931 to the late Harvey Jernigan and Margaret Lane Jerningan. She was married to the late John Tommy Rains. Eunice was a member of Antioch Presbyterian Church.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by her funeral service at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Kelly Buffaloe officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. At other times, the family will be at the home of Vickie and Jerry Howell, 434 Friendly Drive, Goldsboro.

Eunice is survived by her daughters, Beverly Rains, Vickie R. Howell and husband Jerry, and Jill R. Davis; son, Timothy Rains; granddaughter, Haley Howell; sisters, Hilda J. Kelly, Maggie J. Barwick, and Margaret J. Reaves and husband Bennie; sisters-in-law, Peggy Jernigan and Jeannette S. Rains; and special friend and caregiver, Polly Artis.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harvey Jernigan.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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  • Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given to:
  • Kitty Askins Hopspice Center
    107 Handley Park Court
    Goldsboro, NC 27534

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Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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