Brown Funeral Home announces the funeral services of Rachel Lee Golden Guest, who died December 3, 2013. She was born on June 24, 1924 to the late Edward Golden and Dora Smith Golden in Surrency. Rachel attended the public schools in Appling County. At an early age she accepted Christ as the head of her life and served Him until the very end of her earthly life. “Mrs. Rachel” cherished her God and loved and cared for people with all her heart and soul.
She was married to the late John Guest.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Eddie Mae Gibbs, Inez Plowden, John Golden, Nester Nelson and Will Nelson.
Mrs. Rachel is survived by a number of faithful and loving family members: DeWitt Gibbs, Marvin (Arthalia) Nelson, Helen (Allen) Hall, Angela Whitmore, Conyers (Patricia) Nelson, Gloria Alderman, Angela Randalson, Randy Patterson, Leslie Hall, and Skip Daniel Gibbs. Including special friend, Dollie Marshall and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. at Surrency Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kendall Bennamon presiding. Eulogy was given by Bishop Leonard Lawrence Gibbs. Interment followed in Surrency Grove Community Cemetery in Surrency.
Active pallbearers were deacons from Rachel Missionary Baptist Church, Surrency Grove Baptist Church and Second Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Musical selections were rendered by Surrency Grove Baptist Church Choir and Peggy Fletcher.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.