Funeral services for Rachel Free are Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at noon from St. Paul M.B. Church, with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Free Jr.; parents: David Gamble and Johnnie Marshall; two brothers: David Gamble Jr., and Edward Marshall; one daughter, Dora Pernell; one uncle, Mattie Adams; three brothers-in-law: Willie Williams Sr., John Ed Free, and T.R. (Luke) Dismukes; three sisters-in-law: Mattie Williams, Etta T. Free and Mary Lillie Dismukes.
She is survived by her three sons: Frankie (Rose) Free, Pierre (Regina) Free, and Larry (Laura) Strong; four daughters: Barbara Free, Patricia (Carey) Cox, Joan Matthews and Annettee (Wendell) Bennett; a sister-in-law, Ruth Gamble; a special nephew, Charles (Elayne Gamble; twenty-three grandchildren; and forty-five great-grandchildren.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.