Julia N. "Judy" Rainey

  • Born: May 21, 1924
  • Died: May 11, 2019
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063

Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Julia N. Rainey (nee Nelson) age 94 passed away on May 11, 2019. Wife of the late Clifford Rainey for 63 years. Daughter of the late William Nelson and Mabel Crutchfield Nelson. Mother of Michael W. Rainey of Middletown and David N. Rainey of Broomall; grandmother of James C. Rainey of Middletown. "Judy", as she was known throughout her life, graduated from Guilford College, NC 1945. She taught at Conrad High School in Wilmington, DE for six years; completed her graduate studies at West Chester University and Widener University. Judy taught French and Spanish in the Rose Tree Media School District for twenty years. She was known as a lifelong devotee of correct language; physical fitness; all sports; good books but most of all Judy treasured time spent with her family and friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Home 43 E. Baltimore Ave Media, Pa. where her family will receive friends after 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ridley Creek State Park or Middletown Friends Meeting in her name.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mike and Family,
I cherish the time spent with your Mom coming up from DC to watch the Eagles with your family. She was truly the best and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Craig Brightup - Alexandria, VA - Family Friend   May 17, 2019

Dear Mike and David,
I am so sorry to have missed the memorial service but did not hear the sad news about Judy until a few minutes ago. I had recently spoken with your mother, and while it was true that she was having physical issues, true to her style she was totally herself otherwise..upbeat and energetic.

To me your mom was a cherished colleague, mentor, and friend. I will remember her always with great fondness.

Please accept our sincere condolences,
Susan and Carl

Posted by Susan Evans - Bethesda, MD - Friend   May 16, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the (Nelson) Rainey Families for the loss of your loved one, Julia, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    May 15, 2019

What a wonderful and inspiring person. We will miss her deeply at Middletown Friends.

Posted by Chris Stern - Media, PA - Family Friend   May 15, 2019

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