- On December 8, 2020
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The Reverend Frank Gaines, Sr. was born in Macon Georgia on December 20, 1936. He departed this life and entered eternal rest on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020. Frank was the son of the late Frank Stratham and Rebon Howard.
Reverend Gaines was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a jet mechanic. He later had three children to follow his military footsteps: Theresa Gaines (U.S. Navy), Derennen Gaines, (U.S. Air Force), and Frank Gaines Jr. (U.S. Army). Preceding him in death was their mother, prior spouse and friend, Catherine V. Gaines of New Castle, Pa. Also preceding his death was his brother Samuel and sisters, Nettie Mae, Genie, and Rose.
Frank had a great love of music, a skilled guitarist who had the pleasure of playing professionally in bands with such great musical artists as James Brown and George Benson. He later attended and graduated from a variety of ministerial schools and rendered unto his local church his time, talents and resources for nearly 3 decades as well as other local ministries and community needs of Pittsburgh.
Frank Sr. Also leaves to cherish of his memories his three grandchildren, Christina Nicole, Chelcia Jouvanne, and Frank Gaines III; great grandchildren, Ms. Brittne, Naledge and Nubian; sisters, Audrey and Ellen; a host of nephews and nieces and many loving friends. Reverend Gaines will be wonderfully and preciously missed. We relinquish to him the scripture he used to comfort the bereaved ” To be absent from the body is to be “present” with the Lord”. We love you Dad! 🙂
Private arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA. In lieu of our current pandemic, memorial gifts such as cards, flowers and other treasures or donations can be received at 4803 Addison Road #204, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.