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Rachel Harrell Terrell

April 18, 1934 - June 25, 2018

AULANDER, NC – Rachel Harrell Terrell, age 84, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2018 at her home.

Rachel was born on April 18, 1934 to Joseph Elliott and Sallie Coleson Harrell in Ahoskie, NC. She was a dedicated member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. She loved her church family and took every opportunity to be with them to worship and fellowship up until the last couple of weeks her health prevented it. Rachel loved to cook, especially bake. She taught cake decorating at Roanoke Chowan Community College and took great pride in making brides their perfect wedding cake. Rachel was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister that will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Iris Powell and Edith Bess.

Rachel is survived by, two daughters, Leah Horton and husband Joey of Aulander, and Lisa Davis of Ahoskie; three sons, Calvin Byrd and wife Debbie of Chase City, VA, Richard Bryd and wife Marie of Ahoskie, Harold Byrd and wife Joyce of Corepeake; a brother, Bruce E. Harrell and wife Hilda of Raleigh, NC; several grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Troy Bordeaux, officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 247 NC Hwy 561 West, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Terrell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 am


Liberty Free Will Baptist Church

247 NC 561 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Rev. Troy Bordeaux will be officiating.

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018


Highland Memorial Gardens

US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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