Rachel Watson Greer

Born in Trenton, NC on January 28, 1930

Departed on July 28, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Rachel Watson Greer, age 90, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Preceded in death by her first husband, Tommy Watson, second husband, Clint Greer, special friend, Marion Pilkinton, parents; Guy and Mary Eubanks, siblings; Eugene Eubanks, Edward Eubanks, Guy Eubanks, Ada Williams and Evelyn Book. Survived by her children; Tom Watson (Jacqueline) and Starr Griffy (Tony), grandchildren; Drew Watson, Susannah Carney (Greg), Thomas Jason Griffy (Lara), Dusty Shandy (Thomas), great-grandchildren; Avery Carney and Cooper Carney, Tyler Mae and Dylan Grace Shandy, Ellie and Cash Griffy, Connor, Max and Fiona Watson, siblings; Elizabeth Winfrey and Virgil Eubanks (Lucille), along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, and many extended family and friends.

Ms. Rachel was born on January 28, 1930, in Trenton, North Carolina to the late Guy and Mary Eubanks. She was a longtime member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church. She was a member of Jere Baxter Chapter 343 Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Representative to Nevada, served as Worthy Grand Matron in Tennessee from 1976-1977, served in the General Grand Chapter as Chairman of Our World of Youth, and served as Worthy Grand Marshal in the International Order of the Eastern Star.

Ms. Rachel never met a stranger or anyone she didn’t love. She was a strong, elegant, Southern woman who will be missed by her family and by all who knew her.

A celebration of life service for Ms. Rachel will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 East Main Street, on Monday, August 3rd at 1:00 PM, presided by Pastor Bruce Chesser and Pastor Jeff Lake. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 2nd from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM and again on Monday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Ms. Rachel can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

15 Comments to Rachel Watson Greer

  1. Pam Kirthlink
    July 30, 2020 8:04 am

    Thinking of the family at this time. OES

  2. connie Trammel
    July 30, 2020 9:46 am

    Sister Rachel is a beautiful person. Always a great Southern Lady who would do anything for anyone. My love and prayers are with the family now and in the future.

  3. Annette Goins
    July 30, 2020 12:57 pm

    Rachel was the kind of lady everyone should be like. She did love everybody but specially son and daughter also her grandchildren. I will miss also.

  4. Juanita Allinder
    July 30, 2020 1:21 pm

    Starr and Tom, you and your fanily are in my Prayers,

  5. Rose Potter, Wilmington NC
    July 31, 2020 6:06 am

    Aunt Rachel was a beautiful person. You all in my heart and prayers

  6. Bob & Joyce Moss
    July 31, 2020 6:33 am

    To The Family: We sincerely thank Ms Rachel for the love & kindness to Marion and all his family.

    May your happy memories soon overcome your grief.

  7. Dolores Griffin
    July 31, 2020 1:19 pm

    Rachel was a member of the “Sisters in Christ” Connect Group at First Baptist for several years. She was an active participant and we enjoyed her presence and contributions to the class and its activities. Our sincere condolences to all her family. Personally, I remember her desire to attend church as long as she possibly could and the kindness of a family member who so lovingly escorted her to protect her safety. It was a pleasure to have known her for those few short years.

    • Tony Griffy
      August 2, 2020 10:28 pm

      Hello Dolores,
      I had the privilege of escorting Rachel through those years. As her son in law, I can say without any reservation that she was a friend to me as well as mother in law. She and I both enjoyed those times together and I loved her very much.
      Sincerely,
      Tony Griffy

  8. John and Dianne Young
    July 31, 2020 5:16 pm

    Starr We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. We will keep you in our prayers for peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

  9. Becky Book
    August 1, 2020 2:28 pm

    Tommy Dale loved his Aunt Rachel, and she welcomed me into the family and treated me just like a daughter. Her house was always open whenever we passed through. She was funny, sweet, but would set you right if she thought you needed it. She loved her family and would be there in a minute if you needed her. Rest well sweet auntie.

  10. Joyce Beardsley
    August 2, 2020 6:58 am

    Dusty & family, we send our prayers & condolences from Ft. Bragg. May God’s comfort & good memories take you through this time of loss.

  11. Mary Kaylor
    August 2, 2020 6:22 pm

    I was Worthy Matron of #27 when Sister Rachel was Worthy Grand Matron in 1976. Such a friendly, caring and common lady. Even though we get nervous when the WGM visits, I always felt very comfortable with her. I pray God’s blessings upon her family during this trying time.

  12. DUANE DEVAULT
    August 2, 2020 7:02 pm

    Ms. Rachel was a dear friend of ours & my family. Rachel was the essence of an elegant Southern Lady. She left her family a great legacy & left a never ending example for the Order of the Eastern Star.

  13. Roy pilkinton
    August 3, 2020 3:34 pm

    Rachel and Marion helped each other thru there golden years and as Marion brother I will never forget the love and kindness that l she showed to me

  14. Roy Pilkinton
    August 3, 2020 3:56 pm

    My brother Marion and Rachel was a lovely couple that helped each during their golden years and as Marion brother I am greatful for that.Rachel was a lovely person and always showed her kindness when around me and always wanted a hug when I left I wll never forget how wonderful person she was

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