Michael “Mike” Cale Raines was born on Jan. 9, 1954, in Oklahoma City and departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Stillwater at the age of 59.
Mike, the son of John Franklin and Lena Mae (Sikes) Raines, was a resident of Stillwater. He married Mona Gale (Gandy) Raines on Sept. 14, 1973. Mike graduated from Konawa High School with the class of 1972 and graduated from the Oklahoma Missionary Baptist College Seminary.
He pastored numerous churches, including Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Ada, Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broken Bow, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ringling, Garden Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Prague and Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Norman. At the time of his death, Mike was the pastor of Grace Stillwater Mission, a mission of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Tecumseh. His father; one brother, Frankie; and son, Jacob Paul Raines, preceded Mike in death.
Survivors include: wife, Mona Gale Raines of the home, son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Cara Raines of Broken Arrow; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Shane Fawcett of Stillwater; mother, Lena Mae Groover, of Konawa; brothers, Kerman Raines of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Nelvin and Cindy Hudson of Seminole; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Jack Havens of Gholson, Texas, Jawanna and Chuck Moore of Konawa; grandchildren, Jake, Eli, Leah and Emma Raines Sidney and Warren Fawcett.
The Raines family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Prague with Bro. Doug Clements, Bro. Mack Peercy and Bro. Jim Deal officiating. Interment will follow at Garden Grove Cemetery with Bro. Delmar Hume officiating. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.
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