Bill Gaines
Date of Death: May 24, 2021
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Simpsonville, SC 29681
Thursday 5/27, 10:00 am
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Ernest W. “Bill” Gaines, Jr. went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven year journey with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife, Julia West Gaines “Judy” of sixty-one years, daughters, Debbie (Michael) Reich and Dana (Michael) Hronchek; grandchildren, Christopher (Kaci) Reich, Julia (CR) Cumbee, Walker Hronchek, and Cooper…

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David and Susie Felt left a message on June 3, 2021:
Judy, we just learned of Bill's passing, please accept our condolences. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Phil and Myra Blackwell left a message on May 30, 2021:
Bill's journey is finalized and he is relieved. He is gathering his reward for his faithful journey. We love you and wish and pray for your comfort.
Betty Armistead Ballard left a message on May 28, 2021:
Judy, So sorry to hear of Billy’s passing and the illness he endured for so long! He, the Gaines Home, his family and you are part of my memories growing up. Sending my prayers your way as you go through this transition in your life. Warmly, Betty Armistead Ballard
Jessica Cromer left a message on May 26, 2021:
Our heartfelt condolences and love to Judy and his family. He was a wonderful Christian man. He will be missed!
Rev. S. Martin Atkins, Kirk and Diane left a message on May 26, 2021:
Judy and family, Bill was a great guy. He loved the Lord. He will be missed by many. It was a privilege for Marilyn and I to share with you and your family Wednesday afternoon in fellowship and prayer. God bless all of you as you celebrate Bill's homegoing to be with the Lord.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Emma, Ruben & Daniel Toro left a message on May 26, 2021:
Debbie so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Suzie Presley left a message on May 26, 2021:
Cousin Judy and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻❤️ Love, Suzie and Jon
Carolyn Gaines left a message on May 26, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Much love, Carolyn
Mark English left a message on May 26, 2021:
We would like to express our love and prayers to all the family during this time. Bill was a very special friend and brother in Christ to my dad Marvin, before his passing in 2016. Mom and Dad and Bill and Judy were great friends. He will be missed, but sure He and Dad are reunited now and at peace. Love and prayers, Marilynn English Mark English
Patricia Jacquette left a message on May 26, 2021:
Judy, Hannah and I are so sorry for your loss of Bill. He was a wonderful man. You folks were always special people to us. Blessings, Patricia and Hannah (previous last names Gresham)
Gene and Ann Moore left a message on May 26, 2021:
Judy, We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was truely a great friend and person. I enjoyed playing golf with him for many years. Our prayers are with you and his family. Love Gene & Ann Moore
Alton & Barbara Lanier left a message on May 25, 2021:
Judy & family, Barbara and I were so sad to hear Bill passed away. Still, we are happy for him, that he is now well & no longer suffers. We pray for God to bless you with His peace & comfort as you celebrate Bill’s life. Ps: 91:4 Blessings, Alton & Barbara Lanier
Jeff and Nicole Harbin left a message on May 25, 2021:
Mrs. Gaines, We know that Mr. Gaines must have been a good man because we have had the honor and privilege of being Mike and Debbie’s neighbors in Beaufort. We see the type of people they are and how they serve our communities of faith and neighborhood. How beautiful is a marriage the way you have modeled for us. Prayers will continue as you begin a new phase of living. We look forward to meeting you one day and promise to look after Debbie! Much love in Christ! Jeff and Nicole Harbin
Kirk Atkins left a message on May 25, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Gaines is well again and rejoicing with our savior. I pray that God will grant the Gaines family peace, comfort, and guidance.
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