Rachel Delaine Ward Gordon

Birth
Egypt, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
Death 28 Sep 2012 (aged 83)
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 98987367 · View Source
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Rachel Delaine Gordon, was the daughter of the late Walter Ward and Amaranth Green Ward. Rachel attended school in Mississippi where she graduated from Aberdeen High School and attended Mary Holmes Junior College. At an early age Rachel expressed her belief in Christ our Lord and Savior and joined Redbud Missionary Baptist Church in Egypt, Chicksaw County, Mississippi, where she remained a member until she moved to Beloit, Wisconsin. Their she joined Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was a faithful and willing servant until she move to Madison, Wisconsin in 1991. She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rebecca Chapter #4 in Beloit, Wisconsin. Rachel married Bennie A Gordon, widower with six children on March 25, 1956 in the home of her brother, L.C. Ward in Beloit, Wisc. Their union was blessed with three daughters. Rachel worked at Normington Laundry fron 1956-1962. She was later employed by Beloit College until she retired. On Dec. 12, 2003, her husband Bennie passed away. In 2008, Rachel moved to Sylvan Crossing Home to receive more extensive care for Alzheimer's disease. She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, five children of Bennie Gordon, two sister-in-laws, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, church family members and friends who were touched by her life. Rachel's husband, mother farther, five brothers, Jimmie, L.C,Eddie, Robert and Ezekiel, two sisters, Estevell Snow and Minerva Ward and stepson Kennenth Gordon preceded her in death.


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Gravesite Details Entombment at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens

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  • Created by: Gerald Gordon
  • Added: 15 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98987367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rachel Delaine Ward Gordon (14 Dec 1928–28 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98987367, citing Floral Lawn Cemetery, South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Gerald Gordon (contributor 47246355) .