Reida Baines Obituary, Death Cause – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Reida Edwards Baines, aged 73, a beloved resident of Indian Land, who peacefully departed this life on September 2, 2023, at her sister’s home. Reida’s life was marked by love, devotion, and a deep sense of faith, leaving behind a legacy of cherished memories and a profound impact on all who knew her. On September 2, 2023, Reida Edwards Baines, age 73, a resident of Indian Land, passed away while visiting her sister at her home. She was the daughter of the late Troy O. and Lillian Reid Edwards and the wife of Larry Paul Baines for a beautiful 50 years. She was born in Spartanburg. Her parents both passed away. Reida took early retirement from Re/Max and earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina.
Reida attended both the Union United Methodist Church in Irmo, where she was a member for more than 40 years, and the Weddington Methodist Church in Weddington, North Carolina, which she attended regularly. She took pleasure in activities such as tennis and socializing with her friends, but her grandchildren were the source of her greatest pride. Reida was a passionate and faithful individual who loved the Lord, her family, her church, and the town in which she lived. She is survived by her daughter, Lorrie Cavanaugh (Rex), of Indian Land; her two sons, Todd Baines (Kloie) of Catawba and Preston Baines of Chapin; one sister, Susan Graham of Woodruff; sister-in-law Kathy Baines of Gaffney; and her six grandchildren, Lucy, Sophie, Liam, Harper, Lilly, and Corrina Rose. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law.
Reida was born in Spartanburg and was the daughter of the late Troy O. and Lillian Reid Edwards. She shared 50 glorious years of marriage with her beloved husband, Larry Paul Baines. Reida’s dedication extended into her professional life as she retired from Re/Max and graduated from The University of South Carolina, specializing in elementary education. Throughout her life, Reida was a pillar of faith and community. She was a proud member of Union United Methodist Church in Irmo for over 40 years and later became a member of Weddington Methodist Church in Weddington, NC. Her unwavering commitment to her church, family, and community was a testament to her character. Reida found joy in life’s simple pleasures, from playing tennis to spending time with cherished friends. However, her greatest pride and joy were her grandchildren: Lucy, Sophie, Liam, Harper, Lilly, and Corrina Rose. They held a special place in her heart, and her love for them knew no bounds.