Elaine Raiford, 78, passed away on April 24, 2023. Diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2020, she fought a valiant fight for 3 years before succumbing to her illness. With her entire family gathered around her bedside, she crossed over peacefully to be with her Lord and loved ones gone before her. A native of Baton Rouge, She graduated from Baker high school, class of 1963 where she played women’s basketball. Elaine worked for the state of Louisiana for 36 years, retiring as State Risk Statistics Manager. Because of her strong faith in the Lord, she decided to courageously end treatment and seek her eternal home in heaven. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Rea Raiford Jr., stepson Ricky Raiford(Janice), father and mother Johnnie Sr. and Bertha Lockett and her brother Johnnie Lockett Jr.. She is survived by her two sons Paul Raiford(Melonie) and Scott Raiford(Lisa) her brother Phillip Lockett(Gail), grandchildren Stacey Johnston(Todd), Madison Raiford and Kennon Raiford(Taylor) and niece Angela Lockett.