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
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Submitted by Kathy Weir on Jul 21 2017 05:08:51 PM
Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Submitted by Jackson Family on Jul 20 2017 02:04:44 PM
Family,we are saddened by this loss,and remember her with fondness.She was a beautiful lady,who touched many lives.You are in our prayers
Submitted by Nancy Butler Blackburn on Jul 19 2017 04:26:32 PM
Beverly I am sorry to hear about your mother. She was a sweet lady. I enjoyed talking to her when she visited at Concord Baptist Church and she enjoyed bragging on her grandchildren when we would talk. She loved you all and I am praying for you during this difficult time. May God give you peace as you remember the wonderful life she lived.
Submitted by Donna English on Jul 19 2017 01:45:39 PM
Beverly and Family, So sorry to hear about you Mom's passing. Her strength and great love for her family was always evident throughout her life. We will certainly be remembering you in our prayers during this difficult time. Jerry & Marci Walker
Submitted by marci walker on Jul 19 2017 11:03:19 AM
To the family, children and grandchildren...Rachel was such a loving and strong person, who was passionate in her love of family. I remember her from her youth and throughout her life. She was always there, and taking care of others. May your wonder memories sustain you through your loss.
Linda Allen Roberts
Cary, N. C.
Submitted by Linda Allen Roberts on Jul 19 2017 10:31:20 AM
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