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Mrs. Rennie Baines Stevens, 90, of Painter, departed this life Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Shore Health and Rehab in Parksley, surrounded by her children and youngest grandson.
Born in Jamesville, she was the beloved daughter of the late Rev. Morris H. and Georgia A. Baines.

Rennie accepted Christ at an early age and joined the St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Jamesville. She later moved her membership to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wardtown to be under the pastorship of her father, the late Rev. Morris H. Baines. In later years, she joined Shiloh Baptist Church to be with her husband, Lee W. Stevens (deceased). Rennie could be found in church every Sunday and attended various church events and activities. She served in numerous roles at the church including pianist, usher, treasurer, and choir member.

Rennie received her education in the Northampton County school system prior to desegregation of schools in Virginia and had to complete her studies while working on the farm. She worked at the Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping division, Birdseye in Pocomoke City, Md., and at the shirt factory in Parksley, before starting her family and becoming a stay-at-home mom. Once her children were in college, Rennie took on housekeeping duties to earn extra income and worked for families including the Charnocks, Lairds, Parks, Cubics, Floyds, and Vincents. She was also the pianist for several churches on the Shore.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Shiloh Baptist Church Painter, with the Rev. Jesse Thomas officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Rennie will be greatly missed and is survived by her three children, Willie Stevens, Jacqueline Freeman, and Joyce Pierce; a stepdaughter, Leola Smith; two adopted daughters, Karen Barrett and Joyce Colona; five grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Tinsley; a brother-in-love, Leroy Waters; two special friends, Helen Bundick and Maggie Helen Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.Mrs. Rennie Baines Stevens, 90, of Painter, departed this life Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Shore Health and Rehab in Parksley, surrounded by her children and youngest grandson.

Born in Jamesville, she was the beloved daughter of the late Rev. Morris H. and Georgia A. Baines.

Rennie accepted Christ at an early age and joined the St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Jamesville. She later moved her membership to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wardtown to be under the pastorship of her father, the late Rev. Morris H. Baines. In later years, she joined Shiloh Baptist Church to be with her husband, Lee W. Stevens (deceased). Rennie could be found in church every Sunday and attended various church events and activities. She served in numerous roles at the church including pianist, usher, treasurer, and choir member.

Rennie received her education in the Northampton County school system prior to desegregation of schools in Virginia and had to complete her studies while working on the farm. She worked at the Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping division, Birdseye in Pocomoke City, Md., and at the shirt factory in Parksley, before starting her family and becoming a stay-at-home mom. Once her children were in college, Rennie took on housekeeping duties to earn extra income and worked for families including the Charnocks, Lairds, Parks, Cubics, Floyds, and Vincents. She was also the pianist for several churches on the Shore.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Shiloh Baptist Church Painter, with the Rev. Jesse Thomas officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Rennie will be greatly missed and is survived by her three children, Willie Stevens, Jacqueline Freeman, and Joyce Pierce; a stepdaughter, Leola Smith; two adopted daughters, Karen Barrett and Joyce Colona; five grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Tinsley; a brother-in-love, Leroy Waters; two special friends, Helen Bundick and Maggie Helen Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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