Lottie D. Raines

December 19, 1924 - June 12, 2015
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Lottie Dottie Henderson was born on December 19, 1924 to Richard Henderson and Hattie Mae Lewis in Gluckstadt, Mississippi.

Lottie came to Oakland, California in 1942 where she accepted Christ at the 37th Street Missionary Baptist Church.

She attended McClymonds High School. Upon graduation she attended Oakland Cosmetology School where she learned the “Press and Curl” with clients of family and friends. Later she was employed with the Oakland Post Office, Del Monte Cannery and retired with 32 years of federal government service as a nutritionist with Oakland Regional Medical Center in 1988.

She leaves to mourn, her husband of 69 years Jessie Raines Sr.; one daughter, Debra Renae Raines-Grant (Eugene); four sons, Jesse Jr., Claude, Clifton, and Michael; brother, Walter Henderson; she also leaves to mourn, grandchildren, Jesse III, Angela, Shanell, Tresean; and great-grandchildren, Mia, Anjolie, Jesse IV, Treymon and Ava. She was preceded in death by her sons, Clinton and Marvin, and granddaughter, Charnise.

We all are going to miss Granny/Mama saying, “The greens, fried chicken, and hot water cornbread is on the stove, getcha plate and get ya some.”

Lottie was a great wife, mother, grandmother, friend, cousin, sister, auntie, and great granny. She will be truly missed.

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Born: December 19, 1924
Died: June 12, 2015

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Mia Raines posted on 4/7/19

In memory of Lottie D. Raines, Mia Raines lit a candle


Mia Raines posted on 4/7/19

I miss you so much granny I still think about you to this day I love you so much i will never forget you


Donna Marie posted on 7/5/15

Lottie Dottie was a wonderful and loving woman who accepted me with open arms and treated me better than my own mother. She was the best grandmother to my children that I could ever hope for. I truly loved her and have fond memories whenever I think of her and will never forget the time we had together.


Debra Raines posted on 8/18/16

Mother.....Now Jesse Jr your first born son and Daddy, your husband, Mr. Jesse Raines, Sr., they are now with you Mama.. Love you All and Missing you All so deeply.. Rest on Mama and Daddy and brother Jesse jr..


Debra Raines posted on 7/10/15

My Mother...I will truly forever miss her, she was My All. Everything that I am and have become is a reflection of mY Mother Lottie.. Mama...I truly truly miss you, I love you forever more, until we meet again. RIP Mama.


Jesse Raines posted on 6/28/15

The best ever. Will never forget. Love you forever.