Rachel Pierce Mabry

June 7, 1950 - February 18, 2024

06/07/1950 - 02/18/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday February 22, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Friday February 23, 2024
2:00 pm
Harrellsville Cemetery
Quebec Road
Harrellsville, NC 27942
Directions

HARRELLSVILLE, NC – Mrs. Rachel Pierce Mabry, a beloved member of the community, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2024, at ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, at the age of 73.

Born on June 7, 1950, in Bertie County, Mrs. Mabry lived a fulfilling life dedicated to her family and work. She devoted over 20 years of service at Southland Corporation, followed by several years at Peoples Bank. She also found joy as the Owner/Operator of Tar Landing Grill in Harrellsvillle.

Rachel was the definition of beauty, beautiful face, beautiful laugh, beautiful soul. She welcomed all of us with open arms. She made you feel special and loved. Family was her priority, and she would protect and defend each of us fiercely. She was strong and independent. She also had the well-known “Pierce Temper” and would set you straight if need be. Rachel’s love of nature was genuine. She enjoyed the view of the river, and the animals living in their natural habitat, especially the wonderful hummingbirds that would visit over and over, bringing their young families too. She fed and housed them; it was a sight to behold. Rachel was kind and caring, a friend to all.

We know that she has been reunited with loved ones on the other side who were waiting to greet her. Imagine that grand reunion. She will be greatly missed, and I know that she will continue to watch over us from Heaven. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. No pain, only peace.

Mrs. Mabry is preceded in death by her father, Richard Norman Pierce; mother, Odell Whitley Pierce; son, Kevin Wayne Higgins; husband, Jerry Finis Mabry; brothers, Thomas Goodman Pierce, Charlie Edward Pierce and Raymond Richard Pierce; and sister, Iris Pierce White.

Rachel is survived by her sister, Mary Pierce Karnes of Henrico, NC; her step son, Eric Scott Mabry (Shannon), and their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Mabry of Ayden, NC; and a host of other family members and friends who will cherish her memory.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, NC. A graveside celebration of life service will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Harrellsville Cemetery.

1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.

Mrs. Rachel Pierce Mabry will be remembered for her kindness, dedication, and love for her community. May she rest in peace.

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

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Denise Felton
1 month ago

I’d like to offer my words of comfort to the large family that knew and loved Rachel. She was truly one of a kind. It’s so hard to believe I won’t be playing catch up on Messenger anymore, nor enjoying the occassional phone call. Rachel’s been my sista from another motha, my sister-in-law, for many years. Our closeness remained long after the marriage ended. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity of knowing such a beautiful person. Rest in peace Rachel. I’ll meet you on the other side.

Theresa Holley
1 month ago

I had lost touch with Rachel in the past years, but I grew up with her and knew she was special. May God bless those that knew her with memories that will soften their loss. She will be missed. From another from Colerain, Theresa Holley

IVY S BOYCE
1 month ago

SENDING PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. RACHEL WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND A WONDERFUL LADY. I ALWAYS FOUND JOY IN TALKING WITH HER. SHE’LL BE MISSED BUT KNOW THERE WILL BE A GRAND REUNION WITH JERRY AND HER SON.

Donna Liverman Johnson
1 month ago

I am so sorry for the loss of this sweet lady, I am still in shock that she is gone. Thoughts and prayers for Ms Mary and the rest of the family.

Jackie Taylor
1 month ago

I am so sorry! I remember her coming into the store when she ran Tar Landing . Sweet lady.

Denise Dunlow Todd
1 month ago

Sending love and prayers to her family and friends! She will be greatly missed at Mizelles Pharmacy! She was a loyal customer here for many years. Very sweet lady!

Casey White
1 month ago

Sending all my love and prayers. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.

Debbie Mabry
1 month ago

sending love and prayers to her family and friends….we will miss her, just can’t believe she is gone…