Obituary for Rachel Ann Chambers (Simpson)
Mrs. Rachel Ann Simpson Chambers, 61, of 332 Deaton Street, Statesville, was born in Iredell County on September 24, 1955, and was the daughter of the late Lewis and Viola Jones Simpson. She peacefully entered into eternal life on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Brian Center of Statesville following an extended illness.
She attended Morningside and later Mitchell Community College where she received her CNA certificate. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Shacanna White, Kyanna Leach and Shanese Leach; and three siblings, Clinton Simpson, Karen Foster and Patricia Harden.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life two sons, Tre'Shaun Leach of Mobile, Alabama and Cameron (Amber) Leach of Statesville; three daughters, Shandra Strickland, Kenya Strickland and Nyasha (Tyrone Rankins) Strickland, all of Statesville; three brothers, Freddie Simpson of Greensboro, Thomas Simpson of Statesville and James (Kathy) Simpson of Salisbury; three sisters, Sarah Warren of Statesville, Wendy (Keith) Redmon of Cool Springs and Valencia Simpson of Salisbury; two aunts, Julia Powell and Christine Jones; one uncle, Will Jones; fifteen great grandchildren, MyAsia D. Leach, Jazzmyne Leach, Lailyn Leach, Quiashaun Leach, Terrance Britton, Zykeem White, Zamya Strickland, Cameron Leach, Jr., Marquise Leach, Keon Leach, Kyshon Leach, Zakeyra Leach, Zykez Leach, Zakaya Strickland and Zakia Strickland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Pastor Michael Turner will officiate and Reverend Darren Warren will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Mrs. Chambers will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence of her daughter, Nyasha and Tyrone at 248 N. Patterson Street, Statesville, at other times.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Chambers at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Rachel Ann Simpson Chambers.