Graveside service for Rachel Murrell Steelman, age 77 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Rev. Don Russell officiating. Higgins Funeral Home will be in charge of services. Miss Steelman passed away Wednesday evening at Donalson Care Center.
She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Naith Alexander and Josie Goosby Steelman. Miss Steelman was a former owner and operator of Rachel’s Restaurant, a cater and business owner. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers Marvin Steelman and wife Sara, Jimmy Steelman, two sisters Brenda Barnes and Betty Johnson all of Fayetteville, nieces Deborah Freeman, Cindy and J B Battle, Jeanette Jackson, Judy Stinson, nephews James and Jamie White and John and Angela Steelman, 3 grand-nieces Kenesha Howard, Brittany White and Danielle Simmons, two grand-nephews Marshall and Peyton Steelman. Miss Steelman was preceded in death by sister Martha Roland, brother Billy Bert Steelman and nephew Danny Johnson.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Kelly Pittenger Senior Center or the American Cancer Society.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to services.