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Reida Jane (Edwards) Baines
December 31, 1949 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Reida Edwards Baines of Indian Land, age 73, passed away at her sister’s home on September 2, 2023. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Troy O. and Lillian Reid Edwards and the wife of Larry Paul Baines for 50 glorious years. Reida retired from Re/Max and graduated from The University of South Carolina in elementary education. Reida was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Irmo for 40+ years and was a member of Weddington Methodist Church in Weddington, NC. She enjoyed playing tennis, mingling with friends and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Reida was a faithful and devoted person who loved the Lord, her family, church and community. She is survived by her daughter, Lorrie Cavanaugh (Rex) of Indian Land, and her two sons Todd Baines (Kloie) of Catawba and Preston Baines of Chapin; one sister, Susan Graham of Woodruff; sister-in-law Kathy Baines of Gaffney and her six grandchildren; Lucy, Sophie, Liam, Harper, Lilly and Corrina Rose.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, September 6th. at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo, SC 29063; visitation at 11:00 a.m. with the Celebration of Life following at 12:00 p.m. Reida brightened any room she entered, so colorful attire along with Gamecock colors, is encouraged.
In lieu of flowers the family is encouraging donations be made in Reida’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research visiting michaeljfox.org
Pollard Funeral Home is serving the family.
If you are reading this then I am in heaven with my Lord Jesus Christ. It is a glorious place and oh how I wish I could share its beauty with you now. But if you believe in God and have a special relationship with Him then you too will experience this peaceful and beautiful place.
My life has been so blessed. I had wonderful parents and grew up in a small community that was the perfect place to raise a family and a sister who is the best friend I could have asked for. My husband Larry was such a loving, thoughtful mate and the best daddy ever! My three children have been the joy of my life! I love them more than I could ever express. My six grandchildren have brought more happiness than I thought was possible. I had so much more that I would like to teach and share with them but God had another plan and His plan is the perfect plan.
My precious friends, thank you for sharing my life with me. Some of you have been friends since we were babies and others only for a few years but God brought you into my life for a reason and I have cherished every minute of our friendship.
As I contemplate my life, I realize that I have complete peace. I have forgiven anyone who has wronged or mistreated me a long time ago. Life is too short to hold hatred or anger in your heart. I have fallen short of spreading the word of God to many that I should have and I regret that. But I hope my words might bring someone who is reading this closer to our Savior. And if that happens then my life will have meant so much more. Lord, my heart is full of thanks for all You have blessed me with. I rejoice in Your love and the promise that You will be with me through all eternity.