Donald L. and Vanessa L. Raiford

Published 3:58 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016

COURTLAND — Donald Lee Raiford, 64, and Vanessa Robinson Raiford, 59, passed away at home on Feb. 8, 2016.

Donald L. and Vanessa R. Raiford

Donald L. and Vanessa R. Raiford

Donald was a retired pipe fitter in the Maintenance Department of Union Camp Corporation, and Vanessa was a retired nurse. They were members of Burdette Baptist Church.

Left to cherish their memory are their son, Casey L. Raiford (Penny); four grandchildren, Ava, Elena, Kaley and Jason; Vanessa’s father, Joe Kaiser Robinson; her brother, Craig Robinson (Jackie) and their son, Justin; Donald’s sister, Judy Gilmore (Clark); brother, Ronald “Winkey” Raiford (Martha); and Donald’s numerous nieces and nephews.

Donald and Vanessa were predeceased by a son, Donald Keith Raiford. Donald was also predeceased by his parents, Lee Monroe Raiford and Myrtle Marie Ellis Raiford, and a brother, Lloyd Raiford.

Vanessa was predeceased by her mother, Vadie Louise Hobbs Robinson.

The funeral will be in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, with the Rev. Larry Cribb officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home, 22170 Southampton Parkway.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters.