Rachel Thomas

BESSEMER CITY - Rachel Moore Thomas, 94, died peacefully on Feb. 10, 2014.

Born on Aug. 15, 1919, to the late Fairley Moore and Flonnie Moore, Rachel graduated from high school and married the love of her life, Wil-liam Gaylord Thomas.

Rachel was deeply loved by her family and community.

A warm-hearted, wise and humble woman of unwavering faith, Rachel possessed a quick wit and made friends throughout her life. Rachel will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

In addition to her parents, Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord; her son, Larry; and her daughter, Sarah Blondell.
Rachel is survived by her brother, George; daughters, Janet and Sheryl; son-in-law, Gene; grandchildren, Terri, Tammi, Kim, Heide, Alex, Suz-anne and Matthew; and great-grandchildren, Courtney, Brittany, Maddison, Kevin, Steven, Michelle, Brennen and Theo.

In addition to her beloved family, Rachel had many dear friends in the community and at Meadow Wood.

A service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bessemer City, where she was a lifelong member.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to Saturday's service.

Interment will follow at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery.

To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.

Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.

Funeral Home

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
PO Box 366 Bessemer City, NC 28016

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 13, 2014