Monday, October 24, 2011

Merry Palmer Rainey

Mrs. Merry Palmer Rainey, age 73, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011. She was born in Louisville, Mississippi, to the late James T. and Coley Ree Miles Palmer. Merry was a parishioner of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her dog, Sugar and sewing.

Mrs. Rainey is survived by her children, Linda McMath and husband, Rodney, of Powder Springs, Georgia; Rita Perdichizzi and husband, Ettore, of Fayetteville, Georgia; Kelly Mansulich and husband, Keith, of Fayetteville, Georgia; Patti Jacobson of Mansfield, Georgia; and James Rainey and wife, Mary, of Auburn, Alabama. She was also survived by 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and four brothers, James Palmer of Detroit, Michigan; Rupert Palmer of College Station, Texas; Pettus Palmer of Jackson, Mississippi; and Haron Palmer of Stockbridge, Georgia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lyman Rainey and by siblings, Frances Humphries and Joel F. Palmer.

Friends may visit the family Monday, October 24, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Rosary read at 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Pettus Palmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to Hospice Atlanta,1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30319 in memory of Merry Rainey. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, GA, 770-914-8833, and Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS are in charge of arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at