Raynelle Gaither Eccles

November 5, 1933 ~ June 3, 2012 (age 78)


Raynelle Gaither Eccles was born Nov. 5, 1933 in Iredell County, daughter of the late Hunter Gaither, Sr., and Jency Carson Gaither. She graduated from Unity High School in Statesville and earned a Certified Nursing Degree from Mitchell College. Raynelle was a master seamstress and established her own business. At an early age she joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she was a choir member and served on the culinary committee. She was a past member of Elizabeth Chapter #657 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a mother of two, and a mom to many. She took on the responsibility of raising her baby sister, Annie Bell during their mother's lengthy illness. Raynelle believed that family, love, and God were the most important parts of life. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were four brothers, Charles, Flake, Brady Wayne, and Opah Gaither; five sisters, Pocahontas Gaither, Mary Ann Rose, Beulah Gaither, Lois Wilson, and Frankie Gaither. On Sunday, June 3, 2012, at age 78, she entered into eternal rest. Her survivors include her special friend and life companion, J.D. Wellman; two sons, Sam Rose and Ray A. (Tangelia) Rose both of Winston-Salem; an adopted son, Thom Bell of Winston-Salem; three brothers, Hunter (Jessie) Gaither, and Grady (Dottie) Gaither, both of Harmony and Jackie Gaither of Statesville; two sisters, Gwendolyn (Isadore) James of Olin, and Annie Bell (James Alfred) Redmon of Harmony; two grandchildren, Artez and Phylicia Rose; one great-grandchild, Mekhi Barr; two sisters-in-law, Lois Gaither and Marie Gaither; special cousins, Lillian Doulin, Celeste Blackburn, and Annie Lou Blackburn; a number of other relatives and friends. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Raynelle Gaither Eccles please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery



JUN 7. 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Graham Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro St.

Mocksville, NC, 27028


JUN 7. 2:00 PM (EDT)

Graham Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro St.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

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