Rachel B. Rentfrow

Published 6:49 pm Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Rachel B. Rentfrow of Cordele passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, a resident of Cordele Health and Rehab at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Rentfrow in 2015 and a son, Neal Johnson. Rachel was born in Cullman, AL and was the daughter of the late William and Effie Madelea Morrison Barnett. She was one of eight children and all have preceded her in death. They were brothers, Avery Barnett and Dennis Gilliam and sisters, Beverly Barnett, Freda Gilliam, Charlotte York, Dot Barnett and Lorene Lindsey.  Rachel loved and was faithful to her Lord and enjoyed attending church. She had so many talents to be proud of. She was an outstanding cook and loved whipping up a meal for her family that she loved so much. She was a seamstress that could make something beautiful out of nothing. That sewing talent included making stunning dresses and even wedding gowns.  She had a servant’s heart and a sweet spirit that everyone loved, and she spread smiles and laughter wherever she went. One of her favorite activities was attending gospel sings. Her biggest passion in life though was her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Rachel is survived by two children, a daughter, Donna (Allan) York of Cordele and a son, Toby (Tonya Morton) Spires Jr. of Atlanta; her many grands; and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to thank Cordele Health and Rehab and Reflections Hospice for all their love and compassion for Rachel while she was in their care. Funeral services for Rachel will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services with burial following in Arabi Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Raney Family Funeral Services. An online guest register is available at www.raineyfuneral.com