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Paula Gail Rayburn passed from this life to the everlasting life with Jesus on June 15, 2017. She was born in Cleburne, Texas on May 22, 1946, to James Claude (Jim) Rayburne and Lillian Pauline (Hanks) Rayburne.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Adriana Alexander; her parents Jim and Pauline Rayburne; her brothers Henry Howard Rayburn and Michael Hanks Rayburne.
She is survived by her two sons: Jeffrey Lee Alexander and wife Keille of Crowley, Texas; James Ivan (Jim) Alexander and wife Alma of Eloy, Arizona. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Sarah (Alexander) and Jeff Chen; Justin Alexander; Hunter Alexander; Noah Medford; Rustin and Kendra Jackson; Tadd and Cheryl Mendez; Anthony Lieffring; Paloma Lieffring and Jeff Fallus; and Jamie Lee Alexander.
She leaves her great grandchildren: Liliana Rae Ortega; KatieLee Jin-Hung Chen; Antonio Mendez; Keegan Olivia Jackson; and one great grand-dog Tank. Paula Gail Rayburn leaves behind four dear sisters: Claudine and husband David Marion; Pat and husband Charles White; Debra Stroud; and Rhonda Forsythe. She also leaves behind one baby brother: Byron Pope Rayburne and wife Karen; one sister-in-law, Pamela Rayburn, wife of Michael Hanks Rayburne; many nieces and nephews; and hundreds of friends.
Ms. Rayburn graduated from Alvarado High School in 1964. She began her career at Rayburne Sand, Inc. She continued as a career counselor for the Texas Workforce Commission from 1985-2008. With her spiritual training along with her counseling experience the Lord led her into many endeavors: Ministry of Prayer, World Outreach, and Peach Orchard Park Restoration Project. Peach Orchard Park is a local plan for housing and assistance in the lives of people in need.
In Lieu of flowers, gifts to Peach Orchard Park under the 501(c)3 Paula Rayburn Ministries, Inc. would be welcomed. Please send all donations to P.O. Box 746 Alvarado, Texas 76009
Published on June 16, 2017
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