Mrs. Rachel L. Flowers Mims, 92, of Wake Forest, who professed Christ to all as her Savior, passed away Dec. 3, 2013. Her humble walk and faith inspired all who met her at her church, in the community and in her workplaces at Person Street Pharmacy in the 70s, the Albemarle State Café in the 80s, K-Mart at Triangle Towne Center in the 80s and 90s and Holding Drugs (now CVS Drug Store) in the 1990s and 2000s. Her life was spent serving others in a variety of ways and workplaces, retiring from both K-Mart Stores and CVS Drugs finally at the age of 85. She was a familiar and friendly face to so very many people and a great listener when needed.
Mrs. Mims grew up in Rock Ridge, outside of Wilson. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Walter and Katie Lee Boykin Flowers of Rock Ridge. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harvey Reynolds Mims, their son, Walter Reynolds Mims, and their daughter, Rose Mims Woodlief.
Surviving Mrs. Mims is her sister, Jessie Ruth Barrington of Garner; daughter, Joy Mims Garland and husband Charles of Dover, Ark.; son, Bobby C. Mims and wife, Judy of Wake Forest; daughter, Lee Young and husband, Gary of Willow Spring; son-in-law Jimmy Woodlief of Raleigh; grandchildren, Melony Knox Dorman and husband, Mike of Benson; Joe Knox and wife, Renee of Raleigh; Melissa Woodlief Moore and husband, Ed of Benson; Dawn Hicks Barnhill and husband, Jo of Russellville, Ark.; William R Mims of Wake Forest; Belinda Kay Lewis and fiance, Justin Hoff of New Bern; and 6 great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating her life and belief in Christ was held Dec. 7 at Heritage Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Allen officiating. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Clayton.
Donations in Rachel’s honor may be made to Heritage Baptist Church Capital Campaign, Shop with A Cop (for disadvantaged children- contact Det. K. Warren, Wake Forest Police Department), or a charity of your choice.
Pallbearers were Joe Knox, Lee M. Young, William Mims, and Ed Moore.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 127 Windsor Drive, Wake Forest, N.C ., 27587.
Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Wake Forest handled arrangements.