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Oletha Mae Gaines entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Lisa (Nell) as she was affectionately known to all whom knew her was born to the union of Henry and Florence Brown Gaines in Woodville, Mississippi. Lisa accepted the Lord as her savior at an early age and her love for the Lord was expressed dearly by her kind generosity to help others. She retired after many years from Loyola University and One Shell Square.
Oletha leaves to cherish her memories, 3 sons Ralph (Carol), Michael (Dichelle), and Emanuel Gaines; 2 daughters Mary Gabriel (Ronald), Barbara Montgomery (Jerry), 1 sister Ernestine Gaines, 2 brothers Lee Edward and Sylvester Gaines, 1 daughter in law Rose Gaines, 23 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Oletha is preceded in death by two sons Raymond Gaines and Tyrone Gaines; 5 brothers Herman, William, Leon, Carnell and James; 3 sisters Thelma, Irene and Francis, 3 grandchildren Sophia, Thomas Henry V and Laconnia Prater.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Rhodes Chapel, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Interment: Stewart Cemetery in Woodville, MS on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to share online condolences.