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    Monday, April 25 2022

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 07:32 pm   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
    Rachel was such a sweet lady. May your family be given the strength you need in the days ahead. I know you have many great memories being with Rachel to remember. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Posted by NANCY MARSHALL ALDER on 04/28/2022 - 12:43 AM
    God bless and comfort you in your great loss.
    Posted by Jackie B. Conner on 04/28/2022 - 10:18 AM
    So very sorry for your loss. Although I never knew Rachael, I've heard Leona talk about her so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 04/29/2022 - 08:14 AM
    You were a wonderful neighbor. Really missed you when you left.
    Posted by Phyllis stanard on 05/06/2022 - 11:59 PM

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    Rachel Bowman Overton, 97, formally of Richmond, VA, departed from this life and entered into the presence of the Lord on April 25, 2022. Rachel was born March 21, 1925, to the late Wortha and Mary Lou Bowman in Victoria, VA.

    Rachel was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Willie “Billy” Claiborne Overton. She is survived by her son, Gary and his wife Rebecca of Greensboro, NC; two grandchildren Amy Overton and Andrew Overton; a sister, Leona Hazlewood of Kenbridge, VA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who held a very special place in her heart.

    Rachel retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections. Rachel was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren attending dance recitals, ball games, and baking delicious treats for them. She always encouraged her grandchildren to pursue their dreams and has left them with many sweet memories of the things she taught them over the years.

    The family would like to extend a special thanks with immense gratitude to the staff and caretakers at Spring Arbor Senior Living of Greensboro and Authora Care Hospice for the loving care given Rachel over the past several years.

    A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria, VA.

    In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to New Life Methodist Church in Midlothian, VA, or a church of your choice. Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, is in charge of arrangements.

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