Rachel Ann Hutchens Ellis

Published 9:14 am Sunday, February 25, 2024

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Mrs. Rachel Ann Hutchens Ellis, 78, passed peacefully and joined the Heavenly choir, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at her home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1946 in Forsyth County. Rachel loved taking trips to Kure Beach, and going for drives with the love of her life. She was passionate about singing, playing the piano, and her precious “6.”  She had a special way of making her friends and family feel loved and jumped at every opportunity to celebrate life, living it to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by: her father, Dallas Cleaborn Hutchens; her mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Hutchens; and her sister, Shirley Hutchens.

Survivors include: her husband of 43 years, Kenny Gray Ellis Sr.; children, Cynthia Leigh Meacham (Ryan), Joy Lanette Crawford, Donna Carol Beamon (Kenny), Kenny Gray Ellis Jr. (Kelly), and Tod Garner Ellis (Joy); brothers, David Hutchens (Angela), Phillip Hutchens, and Mark Hutchens; grandchildren, Mattie Bowles, Hunter Bowles, Alexander Meacham, Jonathan Meacham, Nathan Meacham, Brayden Branch, Savannah Ellis, and Tyler Ellis; and great-granddaughter, Sydni Ellis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital S., Mocksville, NC 27028; or FMC Foundation, 1701 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, Memo – Cancer Institute.

Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.