CHERRYVILLE - Bobbie Rabb Lankford, 77, of 116 Odus St., peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.
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Bobbie was born on May 15, 1934 in Gaston County, a daughter of the late Corrin and Clara McCullough Rabb. She was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church of Cherryville and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Carl Carlton Lankford, four daughters, Anita Pfeifer, Jonnie Conner and husband Charlie all of Cherryville, Tammi London and husband Randy of Monroe, Misty Seward and husband Tre` of Rock Hill, SC; a son, David Brown and wife Debbie of North Wilkes-boro; Bobbie was blessed with eight grandchildren, Joshua Dellinger, April Yoder, Amanda Emmerling, Holly Skibo, Ryan London, Jennifer Simpson, Tabitha Baxter and Lewis Seward and four great grandchildren, Will Skibo, Bella London, Conner Emmerling and Kian Baxter.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers Bill and Cecil Rabb and a sister Shirley Currence.
Visitation will be at any time at the home.
A celebration of life service will be held at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2011 with the Revs. Mike Staton and Winston Morrison officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 or to Gideon's International Gaston North Camp, c/o/ Bill Mauney, 122 Oak Tree Lane, Cherryville, NC 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Lankford family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2011