Rachel Pinson Gordon



Rachel Pinson Walker Gordon, age 83 of Forest City died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Hospice House of Forest City. Rachel was born April 15, 1934 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Alma Green Pinson. She worked in textiles as a cloth inspector most of her life and was a member of Missionary Wesleyan Church for more than fifty years. Rachel loved listening to gospel and country music and enjoyed attending singings. She spent her time tending her flowers and her greatest joy was caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Walker and her second husband, Edgar "Red" Gordon as well as her brothers and sisters which she loved, Joe Pinson, Clyde Pinson, Jasper Pinson, Daisy Carver, Ruth Hutchins, and Virginia Pinson and a nephew, Steve Pinson, and niece, Brenda Walden.

Survivors include her daughters, Beverly W. Lavender and husband Johnny of Ellenboro, Angela W. Duffield and husband Kent of Hickory, her grandchildren, Heather McFarland and husband Chad, Ashley Henderson and husband Brandon, great-grandchildren, Halle and Casse McFarland, Paisley Henderson, Hope Henderson, a God child, Nicholas McDaniel and nieces and a nephew, Peggy Cardell, Joie Hammond, Kathy Bland and Rick Pinson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday, July 21, 2017 in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Reverend Steve Beam officiating. Interment will follow in the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 2:15 Friday afternoon at the mortuary prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to Missionary Wesleyan Church, 811 Doggett Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 or Hospice of Rutherford County, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com