Born: Saturday Aug 2, 1930

Died: Tuesday Jan 5, 2021


Rachel Blackwell South

August 2, 1930 - January 5, 2021

Rachel Blackwell South, 90, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 2021, at Gibson House in Reidsville.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, January 11, at Danview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at Fair Funeral Home, prior to proceeding to the cemetery. The NC and Virginia Divisions of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be doing a salute in Rachel’s memory for all her time and effort she, so willingly gave, to our organizations.

Born August 2, 1930 in Rockingham County, NC, Rachel was the daughter of the late John Bailey Blackwell and Martha Elizabeth Moore Blackwell.  She was a retiree of Fieldcrest Mills with 46 years of service and was a member of Draper Christian Church. Rachel was a proud member of Daughters of the Confederacy.

She is survived by her four children, Alma Biggs (John), J. C. South, Jr. (Kathy), Tony South (LeeAnn), and Chris South, all of Eden; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Coolidge “J. C.” South, Sr.; son, Ernest Young; daughter, Carlotta Tart; brother, Paul Blackwell; sister, Christine Wilson; three grandchildren, Bobbie Jean Belton, Laura Belton and Jeff Biggs; and a great-granddaughter, Nicole Young.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Gladys Jones who was Rachel’s caregiver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Draper Christian Church, 1122 Fieldcrest Rd., Eden, NC 27288.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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My heart and thoughts are with my family at this difficult time. I'm sorry I can't be there physically, but am with you all in spirit
Rebecca Tart

Tony, J.C. Alma, Chris and family, We are very sorry to hear about yall mother passing, ours thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Tony if you need anything just call me brother
O.T., Vicky & Chris Coleman

Tony and family, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Ms. Rachel was such a wonderful lady and by far one on my favorite customers on my mail route. I always enjoyed our little conversations and exchanges whenever she happened to pop out front. She will be sorely missed!! Love and prayers to the family.
Joseph Smith

I remember meeting this beautiful soul. She was so kind to me. My message for her is we had you for a while now God wants you in heaven what a beautiful gift he gave us all. Praying for your family to stay strong.
Joanie Heffinger

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Sending you a long distance hug along with my love. Joan Bodden.
Joan Bodden

I am so sorry. She was the sweetest lady. I use to love to wait on her at the bank. Prayers for you & your family. Love you.
Cathy

On behalf of the UDC Pensacola Chapter #298, our condolences are extended to Ms. Rachel's family and friends. Ms. Rachel is one of the last "True Daughters" of UDC and we are very saddened to learn of her passing. May she Rest In Love and Peace.
Melinda Blaise

South family, My heart is broken as Mrs.Rachel has gained her crown in glory! I love Mrs.Rachel will all my heart. You guys are family to me and I love you all! Prayers, hugs and love sent to all during your time of sorrow. RIP Beautiful Mrs.Rachel
Wendy Smith

i am so sorru to hear about your mom and now jc. God will help yall through this . Always remember that we love yall. My prayer is that will bleess and confort each of you
Kenneth Boothe

On behalf of the Georgia Douglasville Chapter 1346 UDC, please accept our deepest condolences. She was a True Daughter and one of the last. May she rest in peace.
Lisa Meek

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