Nathan Lamont Rainey, Jr, was born July 15, 1993, to Nathan and Demetria Rainey, Sr. He professed his love for God and accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at sweet Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Smackover, Arkansas, under the leadership of Rev. Anthony Traylor. Rev Traylor nurtured Nate's relationship with Christ and would later baptize him at New Eastside Missionary Baptist Church. While attending Sweet Canaan M.B.C., he actively participated in the youth department, music ministry, usher board, played the drums, and was even appointed as one of Rev. Traylor's Junior Deacons. Nate served as one of Rev. Traylor's right-hand men during his first Pastorship.
Nate attended school in El Dorado Public School District and graduated with the class of 2011.
He displayed a love for music at an early age. He would often be found breaking down computers, trying to create his own personal studio, and rewiring speakers trying to get better sound quality. Nate loved music with everything in him, especially Rap. His most important project was "In the Name of Dedd," which was dedicated to his older brother, who was killed due to gun violence. Although the project remains unfinished, the family has obtained tracks from the album that will forever be cherished.
On August 21, 2017, God blessed Nate and Ta'Keisha (Bebe) Champion with the arrival of his heart in human form, Kingston Amari Rainey. The love they shared, as well as their relationship, was unmatched in comparison to any other Father- Son duo. Kink, as he affectionately called him, was Nate's best friend, ace, sidekick, and true ride-or-die friend; they were inseparable. If you saw Nate, then you saw Kingston; if not, he wasn't too far behind.
Nate answered the call to return home and transitioned from life on August 6, 2022. He was preceded in death by his brother, Deddrick Williams, two uncles, Wendell Jamar Miller and Shaun Gatson, and Maternal- grandfather, Javan "Dutch" Williams.
He leaves forever cherished memories to his son, Kingston Amari Rainey ( Brittany Champion), his mother and father, Nathan & Demetria Rainey, Sr of El Dorado, AR; four sisters, Monique Greer of Strong, AR. Jalisa Williams and Natrecia Rainey of El Dorado, AR, and Ty'Isha Agans (David) of Ft. Riley, Kansas; three brothers, Ricco Rainey Jr, of Conway, AR; Derrick Ford of Little Rock, AR, and Shaquille (Bobo) Kimble of El Dorado, AR; his Maternal grandmother, Maolla (Pat) Mitchell of El Dorado, AR; His Paternal grandmother Evelyn Carrol (Kenneth) of El Dorado, AR, paternal grandfather Nathan Rainey of El Dorado, AR; and his brothers from another mother, Cortez Holloway and Kodi Harris.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nathan Lamont Rainey Jr., please visit our flower store.