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Rachel F. Tillery

AHOSKIE – Rachel Virginia Farmer Tillery, age 85, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at her home.

Mrs. Tillery was born in Bertie County.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church for the past thirty years. Mrs. Tillery has served as a Sunday School teacher and other various positions in the church. She has been true to her faith up until her death.

Her survivors include her husband of 65 years, Stanley Ohman Tillery, of the home; two daughters, Martha Tillery Brabble and husband Pat, Sr., and Stacie Tillery Taylor and husband, Billy, both of Ahoskie; one son, Mark Stanley Tillery and wife Denise of Wake Forest; nine grandchildren, Pat Brabble, Jr., Scott Brabble, Heather Outlaw and husband Sandy, Brandy Tillery Lyons and husband Eric, Karla Marie Tillery, Holly Miller and husband Nelson, Laura Tillery Griswold, Kaitlyn Tillery, and Courtney Tillery; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m. A celebration of life service will be conducted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ray Faircloth, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Ahoskie Cemetery. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie is handling the arrangements.