Saturday, May 18, 2013

RACHEL CAMPBELL - 1943 - 2013

Rachel Marlene Campbell, 70, of Panama City, Florida passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013 at her home. She was born March 9, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida to the late Fred and Leola Bodie Campbell. As a high school graduate, she moved to Lakeland, Florida to attend Southeastern Bible College. She began her career as a school teacher in Okeechobee, FL. After 38 years of teaching, she retired in 2003 while living in Panama City.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Louise McHenry, Howard Campbell, Doris Jackson, Melba Tanton, Fredda Hutchison, Rufus Campbell and Willard Campbell. 

She is survived by her children of her heart Melissa Mitchell-Murphy of Okeechobee, FL and Susan G. Albritton of Nahunta, GA; brothers, Curtis (Suzanne) Campbell of Debary, FL and Wendell Campbell of Blakely, GA along with many nieces, nephews and her faithful and devoted four-legged babies, Lil' Bit and Angel. She was lovingly cared for by her nieces, Sonja Mannion, Connie Branch, Cathy Peel and Sherri Paul, as well as her dear friend, Marcy Warrell.

Rachel had many special interests such as teaching, genealogy, photography, wood working and antiques. After years of research, in 1983, she published her book entitled Campbell and McCall Family History. (This book is a definitive resource for many families in Chumuckla)

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM CST at Elizabeth Chapel in Chumuckla, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Jude or to the HOPE program at Northridge Church in Pensacola, FL in memory of Rachel.

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