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Rachel Lee Moffett

April 23, 1957 - November 10, 2012

Rachel Lee Moffett, age 55, died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Rachel was born in Fort Gordon, Georgia, on April 23, 1957, to the late John A Moffett and surviving wife, Fayola. A longtime resident of Mooresville, she was employed as a tax preparer at H&R Block on Main Street for almost 25 years, a valued member of their staff. Rachel previously worked at General Times in Davidson for over a decade, and was a 1975 graduate of Mooresville Senior High School.
Rachel was incredibly loved by her large family, many friends, coworkers, and clients. She spent every Sunday doing her most important activity of the week, having lunch at her mother’s home with many of her younger six siblings, nieces, nephews, and extended family, which she labeled the “Sunday Lunch Bunch.” Generous to a fault, her kindness and giving go unmatched, and will be well remembered. Though mildly mannered, Rachel did not hesitate to express her point of view, just in a gentle way. As taught, she thought right and wrong were the bottom line on every issue. All those who knew Rachel had only wonderful things to say about her in life, and now in death.
Her friendliness and attention just made people feel special. Rachel so enjoyed a good laugh, usually smacking her thigh with her hand as she laughed loudly. Tremendously missed will be her willingness to always listen and offer profound, mature advice. You could count on her, always. She liked cooking and canning, sometimes making Youtube videos with her nephew Jackson to teach others how, several made just last week and soon to be released. It is possible Rachel liked her Kindle, computer and streaming Netflix more than anything! A movie buddy of many, Rachel loved asking others to eat out, too.
Helpful even after she was gone from life, she was still giving. Rachel was an organ donor and others are already benefiting from her gifts. Rachel is gone too soon, but the memories and effects of her own specialness will never be forgotten. She lived out one of her many philosophies, if you have to go, let it happen in a flash.
Rachel is survived by her loving mother, Fayola Moser Moffett of Mooresville; brothers, Wayne Moffett (wife Sonja) of Kinston, Jody Moffett of Charlotte; sisters, Janelle Moffett (husband Jeff Boyer) of Huntersville, and Renata Moffett (husband Norman Mills), Lola Moffett Chiodo, and Loretta Moffett (husband Keith Clark), all of Mooresville. She had many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, all whom she loved to show attention and treat so generously. She was especially close to Brantley, Brianna, Jackson, Lucas, Madison Hope, and Nevin because they were the kids, and she enjoyed spending time with them constantly. She was preceded in death by all her grandparents; her father, John A Moffett; and two nephews. She loved her family more than anything and took the time to show them every day. The family wishes to thank all of you for the support you have shown them in so many ways during this shocking and heartbreaking event.
Per her request, Rachel’s family asked the hospital that she get no “toe tag”, and she was cremated. Also, as she instructed, her ashes will be spread in the area in the old family vegetable garden where her father’s ashes were spread and a memorial stands, and a pecan tree will be planted there. The family will hold a private viewing and a private ceremony only. A public memorial will be announced at a later date. Thanks go to Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, for handling getting her home to her family again and for offering acts of kindness above and beyond the call of duty.