Bro. George V. Rainey
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On Friday October 16, 2020, Bro. Rainey will Lie in State at Gallier Hall 545 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, La. 70130 from 3pm until 7pm. The Celebration of Life Service for Bro. Rainey, King Zulu 2019 will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 1738 L. B. Landry Ave. New Orleans, La., 70114. Visitation will begin promptly for 8:00am, with service commencing at 10:00am. Transportation for Zulu Members will leave our Zulu Home promptly at 9am. All brothers are asked to be properly attired in their Gold Blazer, White Dress Shirt, Black Neck or Bow Tie, and Black Pant (Members) and Former Kings (White Tuxedo). In keeping with COVID -19 protocols, each member is also asked to wear proper face covering. A Funeral Procession will commence immediately following the service, with a repast at the Roy E. Glapion building. Zulu Brothers are asked to attend. Attested by; Bro. Nick Spears, Recording Secretary.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
16
Lying in State
03:00 - 07:00 PM
OCT
17
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33 entries
October 23, 2020
Your are Gods king now Bro Rainey but thank you so much for all the knowledge you gave us on Belleville St and telling young girls and boys you can be what ever you want to be Mr Rainy you will be missed Paula c Carter
Paula Carter
October 18, 2020
Gwen,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
Tanya Mitchell Darensburg, Skip of ‘83
Friend
October 17, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Sandra Davenport-Handy
Friend
October 17, 2020
Life well lived. Enjoyed your food at your restaurant. Will miss your presence in Algiers. ❤ To your family. May you rest in God’s Peace.
Elnora Hernandez
Friend
October 17, 2020
To the family of Mr. George Rainey; what a treasure you had. May the blessings of Almighty God give you the strength to endure. He was a treasure to so many and now he is resting in the arms of Jesus. May God bless you abundantly.
With the love of God, BE BLESSED!
Mrs. Rosa Jones
L.B. Landry High School
Mrs. Rosa Jones
Friend
October 17, 2020
Prayers and condolences for the Rainey family ❤From Elders Laurence and Thelma Henry! Fischer Community Church ❤
Thelma Henry
Family
October 17, 2020
May God bless the Rainey family. Mr. Rainey was a wonderful person and Iloved his smile!. We will miss him. RIP King Zulu!
Juana Lombard
Friend
October 17, 2020
Remembering the legendary Mr. George Rainey! Making a difference in America through a Louisiana journey!

Our PRAYERS and thoughts are with the Rainey family at this very critical time.

Be Encouraged, Oscar!

Ralph Wilson and Family
Natchitoches, LA.
Ralph Wilson
Friend
October 16, 2020
My condolences and prayers for the family of Mr. George Rainey. God rest his soul in Heavenly peace.
Anita Woodley-Dennis
October 16, 2020
To Oscar Rainey and family, May God keep your family in Perfect Peace.
Mrs. Sharon David Barriere
Friend
October 16, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Rainey family on the loss of your father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle. George was a very special friend and influence in my life for nearly 40 years and we remained close to the day he went on to be with the master. He assisted me in many endeavors with catering activities with the National Association of Black Accountants, the Housing Authority of New New Orleans, Southern University, Prince Masonic functions, Prince Hall Shrine functions, family functions and without question all my activities as a member of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Inc. I would not have been elected King Zulu 1994 or President of Zulu without his assistance, guidance and support! It was my distinct pleasure to select him as the Honorary Grand Marshal in Zulu during my first year as President and to work tirelessly behind the scenes to assist in his election as King Zulu. Both honors he truly deserved! I’m my estimation there has been no one who has done more for Zulu than King George V. Rainey. I will miss him! The City of New Orleans will miss him! Zulu will miss him! And without a doubt I know his dear family will miss him also! I would like to sincerely thank the Rainey family for sharing such a truly special person! May he rest in Peace
David Belfield III
Friend
October 16, 2020
I love you uncle Rainey. Rest In Peace!
Rhonda Hall
Family
October 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jeanne Henry
Friend
October 15, 2020
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October 15, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. My mom will miss you dearly, but we all thank you for being a friend! Condolence to the Rainey Family.
October 15, 2020
GEORGE V RAINEY, HAD A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT AND SERVED THE ALGIERS COMMUNITY WELL UNTIL HIS ILLNESS. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY WITH A HEALTHFAIR SOME YEARS AGO AT 2ND GOOD HOPE B.C.
LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN, LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN, GOD HAS SPOKEN LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN.
RIP...A JOB WELL DONE
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY
CATHY CONNER CAMBRICE♥
CATHY CONNER CAMBRICE
Friend
October 15, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Laura H. Johnson
Acquaintance
October 15, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Frederick M Bell
Friend
October 14, 2020
May God Bless the Rainey Family in your time of sorrow. Mr Rainey had a big heart and always took care of his daughter's friends at the Zulu Ball for years. A very kind soul.
Lauri Pratts-Williams
Friend
October 14, 2020
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Dwight Barnes
October 14, 2020
I never met Mr Rainey but I heard so many nice things about him I been in his restaurant before in Algiers a Beautiful soul gone home May He Rest In Peace
Adrienne Briggs
October 14, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Andrew and Donna Pettifoot
Friend
October 14, 2020
Good man gone but never will be forgotten
Gwendolyn Morris
Friend
October 14, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. To the Family and Sis Irma Owens.
Tammy Henry
Friend
October 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jessie Borden
Neighbor
October 13, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tammy Henry
October 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Alexis Claiborne
Friend
October 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Joseph
Friend
October 12, 2020
I will surely miss you George. A true friend. My prayers with your family. God keep you at peace. You deserve it.
Your friend forever.
Pauline Feist
Wife of the late Charles Feist

Pauline Feist
Friend
October 12, 2020
TO THE RAINEY FAMILY AND MRS. IRMA OWENS I OFFER MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS
LESTER (POLLY) LASSAI
Friend
October 12, 2020
Hail King Zulu!!!! We send our Deepest Sympathy to the Rainey family. May he rest in God's Perfect Peace. I will always remember his smiling face on Mardi Gras Day riding on his float. So well deserved!!!!! Our prayers to the family.
Kay Smith
October 12, 2020
To this family,
I am penning this condolence, with a very heavy heart. I have known "George", as I called him, since he opened Rainey,s Restaurant and Lounge in the 60,s. It was the go to and or meeting place for the most westbank community residents as well as for many of the eastbank residents. Mr Rainey,s personality was outstanding and the food was delicious. I know that he will be missed by all. Thank God for a life well lived. I will continue to pray with this family and for this family.
Gloria A. Coleman-Brown
gloria a coleman-brown
Friend
October 12, 2020
To this family,
i am penning this condolence with a very heavy heart. I have known "George", as I called him since he opened RAINEY,S RESTAURANT and LOUNGE in the "60,s". It was the go to and or meeting place for the entire Westbank Community residents as well as for many of the Eastbank residents. Mr Rainey,s personality was outstanding and the food was delicious. I know that he will be missed by all.
Gloria A. Coleman-Brown
gloria a coleman-brown
Friend
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