Rachel T. Baucom

March 6, 1920February 14, 2011

Rachel Thomas Baucom, age 90 of Charlotte went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family February 14, 2011. A visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Thursday at Lighthouse Church, 5735 Dixie River Road with a service to celebrate her life to follow at 11:00AM, February 17, 2011, Pastor Tim Helms officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. Mrs. Baucom was born in Anson County, NC March 6, 1920 daughter of the late B. Ashley and Grace Allen Thomas. She was a member of Lighthouse Church where she had taught Sunday School many years and served on the Church Hostess Committee. Mrs. Baucom was a self-employed Seamstress for 72 years. Surviving are a son, Henry W. Baucom, Jr. (Glenda) Gastonia, NC, grandchildren, Darren Baucom of Gastonia, Abby Baucom Davis of Greenville, SC, and Holly Baucom Buswell of Holly Springs, NC, great grandchildren, Lauren, Bryant, Emma, Brandon, Hannah, and Wyatt, sisters, Almeda Nall, Maxine Myers, Peggy Carey, Sue Tucker (Jack), brothers, Jack Thomas (Frances) and Bayne Thomas (Bennie). She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Baucom, Sr. and six brothers and sisters. Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC , 28054 or Lighthouse Church, 5735 Dixie River Road, Charlotte, NC, 28278. Arrangements by Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation. 704)395-0055. Express condolences through


  • Visitation Thursday, February 17, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 17, 2011

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February 18, 2011

"Little" Henry and Family,

Our loss is Heaven's gain. Aunt Rachel was a beautiful person here on earth and will be more beautiful in Heaven as our "Special Angel."

We truly will miss her. Thoughts, Love and Prayers to you all.

Luke and Alma Wofford

Gene Auten

February 17, 2011

I loved Rachel Baucom. We got to know each other when someone told me to call her for alterations. She was quite a person. She always brightened my day and I tried to find anything I could to take to her just so we could talk. I was always amazed at her strength and her smile and just her outlook on life. She was a bright spot in my life and I'm so glad I knew her. I will surely miss her, but the world is a better place for having her in it.

Lowell & Betty Knight

February 17, 2011

Henry and Glenda, we pray you will hold in your hearts forever that last smile (for you both) for your love and care during these past 14-months. Mere words cannot express the love and respect the Knight Family has for her.

Judy Shankle CNA

February 17, 2011

Sorry to hear of your loss. I visited Ms. Baucom last year when she was a patient with Advanced Home Care. She was a precious lady and I enjoyed my time with her.

Barry & Hope Toney

February 17, 2011

Abby and Mark...I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your grandmother was an amazing woman, and she certainly left a legacy of love. She is basking in the Father's love at the feet of Jesus. Wow. We will be praying for your family.

Becky Cloninger

February 16, 2011

Dear Henry and Family
My prayers are with all of you during this time. Rachel will be missed greatly. She was a remarkable woman and her faith was always strong. Rachel was a very important part of our church and a friend who was always supportive during the years I knew her.
Love, Becky Cloninger

Janet Rice

February 16, 2011

I will miss this sweet lady, my precious aunt and friend. I have so many memories of happy times with her and my beloved mother.
God blessed me when he put me in this circle of love.
Many thoughts and prayers to Henry and family in this difficult time.