Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Reuben Z. Riddle Chapel in Mound Bayou with Rev. Dr. Michael L. Martin officiating. Burial followed in Mound Bayou Memorial Garden under the direction of Delta Burial Corporation of Mound Bayou.
Baines was born to Joe Baines Sr. and Ophelia Perry-Baines on May 11, 1939 in Indianola. He attended elementary and high school in Mound Bayou. He retired from General Motors in Chicago. He also was a barber and mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Annie Mae Moore, Willie Mae Pinson, Bennie Mae Morris, Louis Devoe, Ernestine Davis, C.L. Baines and Mansfield Baines.
Survivors include his son, Kenyatta Howard; daughters, Renae Baines and Doran Baines McDonald, both of Chicago; step daughters, Nekelah Green of Merigold, Shericka Howard and Cjeska Howard of Lawrenceville, Ga.; step sons SonRay Shaun of Suwance, Ga. and Cha-xavier Howard of Valdosta, Ga.; and a host of family, friends, and neighbors.