Anita Rainer

anita rainer

February 16, 1962 ~ August 30, 2021

Born in: Cheyenne, WY
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Anita Garvey Rainer, 59, passed away on August 30, 2021, following a brief illness.

She was born on February 16, 1963 in Billings, Montana to parents Jennie and James Garvey.

Following high school, she met the love of her life, Kenneth Rainer, in Waco. They married on June 3, 1980 and moved to Bryan to start a family in 1981, ultimately celebrating their 36th anniversary in June of 2016.

Anita was preceded in death by her loving husband; maternal and paternal grandparents; and her father.

She is survived by her mother, Jennie Garvey, her sisters Marie and Tina, and her brothers Pat and Mike, daughter Tabatha and her partner Reggie Jackson; and her sons Dallas and William. She left behind six grandchildren whom she adored: Marquis Jones, Reginald “R.J.” and Aliyah Jackson; and Kristen, Stephanie, and Courtney Rainer.

Anita will always be remembered for her culinary skills and talent, her entrepreneurial spirit, and her love for her family.


Memorial Service: September 11, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church
11200 SH 30
College Station, TX 77845


View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. To Billy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Anita find peace with her love, Kenneth. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time.
    Amanda Allen, (Lauren’s sister)

  2. Sorry about your sudden loss. Its very hard to lose someone unexpectedly. You have my love and support,


  3. To Billy and Family,

    We were very saddened to hear of Anita’s sudden death. Hopefully she is finally at peace and back with the love of her life. Our thoughts and condolences are with you all.

    Bryce and Susan Yates (Lauren’s parents)

  4. Bright Light Free Will Baptist Church has been blessed to know Anita. We, as a church family will miss her, terribly, but we know she sits at Jesus’ feet. She is reunited with her loved ones who have gone on before. We rejoice in knowing she will never feel pain or have sorrows again. She was a truly faithful church member and an example to us all. She served as our Church Clerk for over five years.

    She really loved and cared for her children. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart and she was so proud of them. She always lit up when she spoke of her family.

    Anita served many years as a caregiver to two of our elderly parishioners. Truly, her life was dedicated to serving others and to lifting people up in all of her earthly endeavors. Our hearts break, yet, we feel much joy knowing she is at home with the Lord.

  5. Mom,
    This has been the hardest most most difficult thing I’ve had to deal with. I take comfort in knowing your with Dad again. You were the best mother and grandmother. You are truly loved and missed. Rest in Heaven ❤

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle


Due to the construction on S College Ave our facility is only accessible via Dellwood St. Please refer to this map for reference. Dellwood St can be accessed via Cavitt Ave and Texas Ave.

For more information, please visit the Bryan, TX website.