Lorraine “Rainey” Elizabeth Holston of Alachua, Florida passed away after a brief illness at Haven Hospice on Saturday, January 29, 2022. She was born on September 15, 1958, in Milledgeville, Georgia; the youngest child of George and Ethel Holston (both deceased). She grew up in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida graduating from Vanguard High School in Ocala in 1976. She attended Central Florida Community College and Florida State University graduating with a degree in Education with an emphasis in library science.
Rainey spent her entire working career as an elementary school Media Specialist in Broward County, Florida. Her longest tenure was at Broadview Elementary School in Pompano Beach. She retired in 2018 and moved back to Alachua County to be close to family.
Rainey enjoyed cooking and was especially fond of experimenting with new recipes using her father and older brother as guinea pigs. She enjoyed reading and was a member of several “book clubs” in the local area. Additionally, she enjoyed yard work and transformed her home into a butterfly garden. She was, also, active at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Micanopy, Florida.
Rainey is survived by her brother, the Reverend George Holston of Alachua and by her sister, Margery Prince of Savannah, Georgia, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived her beloved cats: Greta, Charlie, Latte (aka Cheshire), and Cappuccino.
Funeral plans are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society of North Central Florida or Operation Catnip.
Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 www.milamfh.com