Rachel Apple Land, 85, of 1234 Grooms Road, Reidsville, N.C. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving children, Beverly Land Bradley, Dawn Land Caruthers, David Cleve Land and her faithful dog, Sassy.
Rachel was blessed to have 4 Grandchildren: Dustin Bradley, Susan Bradley Hopkins (Dan), Amy Land and Misty Hudgins (Will); 11 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews & caring Friends.
Rachel enjoyed life to the fullest enjoying a big family and many friends around Reidsville. She was very active in her churches, Hillview Presbyterian and Thompsonville Baptist, serving in many capacities including teaching Sunday School, Communion preparation and entertained many ministers. She loved to read, travel and cook delicious pound cakes for family and friends.
She retired after 35 years of work in food services at Williamsburg and South End school cafeterias. She also drove a school bus for several years.
Rachel lived in Reidsville all her life and was the baby of 11 children born to Charlie Lewis and Annie Pearson Apple.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Cleve Land.
Deceased brothers: Lewis, John, Charlie, E.L. and Little Brother.
Deceased sisters: Laurie King, Ruth Eberhardt, Winnie Newton, Geneva Barnett and Little Mary.
Visitation will be Monday, March 20th, from 6-8 p.m. at Citty Funeral Home
Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st, Reidlawn Cemetery.
At other times the family will be at Dawn’s home, 3331 NC 87 South.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
Handyman Ministry of Thompsonville Baptist Church, 2033 NC 87, Reidsville, N.C. or
Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281 Wentworth, NC 27375.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.cittyfh.com
Citty Funeral Home
Monday March 20th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
308 Lindsey Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
Tuesday March 21st, 2017
1530 Barnes St.
Reidsville, NC 27320
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So sorry for your loss, Mrs Land was the first Sunday School teacher I remember, and I think the first one I ever had. She was so sweet and always had a smile. She will be missed.
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BEVERLY and family Rick and I send our condolences to each of you and pray that God will grant you the strength and comfort to get through this difficult time. We know your dear sweet Mom will be missed but it is so comforting to know that one day we will see her again.
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Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please call on me if there is any way I can be of help to you during this difficult time. Take comfort in the fact that there's a brand new angel in God's choir today and one day we will hear her sing. God bless you. Debi Stacy
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