Rachelle B. Zabel

May 26, 1941January 19, 2021

Rachelle Beatrice Zabel born May 26,1941 in Memphis Tennessee to Excell and Everleana Williams. Rachelle worked as a nursing assistant and in her earlier years worked for many years in a cleaners and enjoyed sewing. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles, going to the casino and catalog shopping. She also loved to cook.

Rachelle aka "Beana" loved to laugh. She loved to share with those in need and was very generous. Beana will be missed and remembered for her sense of humor and gratitude for just life in general.

Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents; Excell and Everleana Williams, her daughter; Effie Lee Marshall and other loving family members. She leaves to cherish her memory, a husband of 18 years, Timothy M. Zabel, sister; Patricia Vaughn (John), sons: Eddie Marshall and Willie Holman Jr (Estella), daughter; Evelyn Deloney (Dwight), Grandchildren; Tamika Reed, Shundreka ,Diane and Vincent Lipscomb, Quintin Dye Sr., Kenneshia Taper, Johnita Littlejohn, Keanna and Reanna Holman, A'maris and Caydenace Marshall, 24 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Private Family services are being held and she is being laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


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Evelyn Deloney

February 7, 2021

I miss you mom😭😭😭😭

Quinneshia Kirkland

January 24, 2021

I remember when we would go see her in the nursing home and she would always give me cookies and stuff I really miss her

Tamika Reed

January 23, 2021

I remember when I was about 4 or 5....we use to get up every Saturday morning turn on the Blues and start cleaning up the house. It use to be this one song they would play and we would be mopping and just a singing ( Cheating in the next room by Z.Z. Hill) and this particular Saturday granddaddy came home and he asked “why y’all ain’t done by now what you been doing all day that you ain’t finish” and I just busted out and said “cheating in the next room” and you and him started arguing and hollering!!! When he left out the door I got the worst whopping of my life and from that day to this one I NEVER like that song anymore!!! I laugh now at this. When I visited last time we laughed so hard about this and I started rubbing my butt giiiirrrrrlllll you laughed til you cried. The crazy part about it was I was just singing the song. I’m still traumatized!!!!Beanna I really miss you and wish that you was still here but I know the good lord wanted you to come on back home. Rest well,your Blackstar 😍💔😢😢

Phyllis Horton

January 23, 2021

Hi Evelyn,
You have my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother, my friend, the fun we used to have at 266 N. Dunlap. Love ya'll

Blackstar Blackstar

January 23, 2021

Grandma it’s still unbelievable!!! (LORD IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO CALL HER GRANDMA WE WAS RAISED CALLING HER BEANNA) To know you is to really love you. You was a loving and caring person. My birthday of 2019 was so amazing because I was able to visit Minnesota. It was a birthday gift from my wife and also a chance for Ree to meet you(to put a face with the name/voice from all the phone calls. I promise I will NEVER forget the words you said to me about her. Who would have thought that our last conversation would be the last time I would hear your voice. Who would have known that a person who never liked taking pictures would not only allow us to take a picture of you as well as the funny face you made. I thank you for those pictures cause when I feel the need to talk to you I can actually look into that funny face in my hand as if you was sitting right there!

Tamika (aka Her Blackstar) Reed

January 23, 2021

I will never forget the time when....I was a little girl and was play cooking. You made me a little kitchen with a dark blue Turner crate and set it outside our living room window. As you was cleaning out the refrigerator and all the stuff you was gone throw away you passed it to me outside the window and I swore I was really cooking (couldn’t tell me I wasn’t a chef that day) and when I said I was finished and made you a fake plate you actually tasted it not knowing I had added dirt and sand....The expression on your face was priceless!!! AND FOR THAT I LOVE YOU, AND AGAIN IM SORRY I DIDNT TELL YOU😂😂 (I’m laughing as I type this cause I can still picture this as if it was yesterday)

John Littlejohn

January 23, 2021

My memory bank will always remember you as my mother Inlaw. I will cherish the memories of moving you from Memphis to Mn, me you and lil Willie, we really made a very pleasant experience. We thank God for the loan of one of his Angels, and we will cherish the warm and kind memories that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. We’re really gonna miss ya Beana. Until we meet again Rest Well In Heavenly Peace!


January 22, 2021


Allen/Barb Zabel

January 22, 2021

We have not seen her for a while, but the few times we were with her she was such a sweet and caring person. She helped anyone that needed help and never expected anything in return. I wish she has not lived so far from us so we could have spent more time with her. Tim is really lucky to have married her. She was devoted to him. God is happy now that she is with him watching over us.

Deb & Mike Zabel

January 22, 2021

your mom has earned her wings, she was such a sweet person would do anything for you. She will be missed very much.
Glad she was part of the family. we were blessed to know her.