Funeral service for Paggy Gaines, of Emory, will be held at First Baptist Church of Emory on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 2pm.
Paggy was born on November 16, 1949, to Cecil and Martha Douglas in Brownsville, TX. She died Sunday, November 12, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.
Paggy married Edward Ray Gaines. She received her Master of Library Science and her Master’s degree in Business Education from Texas Tech University, she also received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Howard Payne University. Paggy worked 30+ years in education as an English teacher, college level instructor of business education, and retired as a librarian for Midland Independent School District at Midland Lee High School. She attended First Baptist Church of Emory for many years. Paggy was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She loved being with her family and friends, watching and playing with her grandchildren. Paggy greatly enjoyed working in the garden, spending time outside in nature, playing with her dogs, working jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She also loved watching NFL and college football, as well as old westerns with her husband. Paggy could always make people around her smile and laugh, could talk with anyone about anything for hours. She always helped others by putting them before herself, brought joy to everyone around her, and was always willing to help no matter what.
Paggy is survived by her husband, Edward Ray Gaines of Emory; sons and daughters-in-law, Sean and Tina Gaines of Emory, Christopher and Lauren Jacobson of Plano, and Matthew Noble of Conroe; grandchildren, Hannah Grace Jacobson, Spencer, Shyann, Douglas, Hunter, Chris, Colleton, Andrew, and Lukas Gaines of Emory; brother, Douglas Button of Birmingham AL, along with a host of loving relatives and friends.