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Herbert Woodrow Raines, Jr.

January 7, 2018
Herbert Woodrow Raines, Jr.
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Herbert Woodrow Raines, Jr., “Woodie”, 80, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away January 7, 2018.

Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Herbert, Sr., and Catherine Raines. He was a graduate of Norview High School and met his wife of 57 years in the bookstore on the campus of William & Mary Extension (now ODU). He retired as the Department Head of Information Management Systems at Naval Safety Center, Naval Air Station, Norfolk and was the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. After retiring from civil service, he worked for ten years at SteelMaster Buildings where he enjoyed the entrepreneurial-spirited small business. This past November, Woodie graduated from the Virginia Beach Citizens’ Police Academy. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Norfolk.

Left to cherish his memory: his wife, Mary Evelyn Raines; daughter, Tracy Gregorio and husband Robert; son, Michael Raines and wife, Beverly; brother, Gene Raines and wife, Faye; and grandchildren, Rachel Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Andrew Raines and beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Woodie lived a selfless life devoted to his family. He loved Virginia and enjoyed its splendor with many trips to the mountains and the beaches. Woodie followed the Winning Team Playbook, The Holy Bible. He lived a life of humility and integrity and was surrounded with happiness and love from his family and neighbors.

A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad (Station 5 and 21). Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 1/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

First Baptist Church of Norfolk
312 Kempsville Road Norfolk 23502 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad

Post Office Box 6344
Virginia Beacch, VA 23456

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