Rachel was the eighth child of sixteen born to Joseph and Belinda Whitfield, on August 26, 1931, in Williamsburg County, SC. After graduating from high school; Rachel joined the Air Force and was stationed at Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, TX. After leaving the Air Force, she went on to work at the Argyle Club. In 1971, she graduated from St. Philip’s College where she received her degree to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her nursing career included serving as Director of Nurses at several of the Nursing Homes in the San Antonio Area. She also served as the Home Care provider for Mentally Challenged patients. Rachel loved the Lord and served him faithfully. Before leaving South Carolina she was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church, in Salters, SC where she served in the Combined Choir, the Missionaries, and Treasurer for Central Christian Women on the Move Pastor’s Aide Club. After moving to San Antonio she was a member of East St. Paul UMC and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Rachel is survived by her 5 children Larry Whitfield, Debra McCall, Sam McCall, Jeffrey Garcia, and Ron Clark. She has 12 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. She has 9 surviving siblings, Bishop Mary A. (JC) Walton of W. Haven CT, Catherine Whitfield of Hamden CT, Margaret Driffin and Daisy Pasley both of New Haven, CT, Melenese (David) Washington of Bonneau,SC, Lorine W. Capers and Helen (Leroy Johnson both of Salters, SC, Attorney Nathaniel (Josphine) Whitfield of Durham, NC, and Annette Redwine of Matthews, NC.

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  1. Peter, Sam,Dee Dee,Jeff and Ron, Love, strength and faith to all of you. There are so many fond memories…. joyful, sad and so many that were very funny. We will always continue to share our memories. Blessings and Prayers to you always. Love you all, Michelle Kelley Burkes

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