Rachel Ida Linker

August 15, 1929February 21, 2018
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Mrs. Rachel Ida Deal Linker 88 of Kannapolis passed away on February 21, 2018 at her home. Born on August 15, 1929 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Oma Sechler Deal. Educated in the Rowan County Schools, she was a lifelong faithful member of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ. She worked for Gabriel Glide Manufacturing . Mrs. Linker enjoyed traveling, dancing, cooking and going to church. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, son; Terry Linker (Kim), Randy Linker, Steve Linker (Debbie), Pamela Barneycastle, and Jeffrey Linker (Anita). She is survived by her sisters, Martha Goodnight, Evelyn Laidlaw, Colleen Kerr (Bob) and Judy Gibson Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Travis Linker (Sarah), Dustin Shue (Leslie), Kendall Shue (Amber), Christopher Linker, Amber Laney (Ryan), Matthew Linker (Whitney), Kenny Linker, Chad Linker, Robert Tidwell, Pamela Tidwell, Jody Peters, Miranda Barneycastle (Scott), Heather Barnes (Hugh) and Ashley Moore (Jacob) as well as19 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Saturday from 3:00 till 4:00 at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ with funeral to follow at 4:00 also at the church with Rev. Mark Burns, minister. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Church of Chirist Building Fund P.O. Box 1298 China Grove, NC 28023 or Levine Cancer Fund 100 Medical Park Dr., Suite 110. Concord, NC 28025 . Memorials may be made to the family at www.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Mary Bryant

February 26, 2018

So sorry to learn of Rachel's passing. I worked with her at Cook's Department Store in Kannapolis many years ago. A great friend and co-worker. Prayers and comfort for her family.

Melanie Chandler

February 25, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My grandma Betty and her used to go to the wagon wheel all the time and before that one,the one around old betty ford rd in china grove.They used to take me with them when I was little and then when I got old enough to drive, I still drove up there to dance with them both.. Man, did we have a ball. Aunt Rachel was a dancing queen..I can still visualize her legs just a gettin' it to the "Paul Jones" dance and every other line dance that she would do with me when my granny wouldn't lol.. Rest In Peace Rachel..Thanks for all the many years of great memories and teaching me how to dance. Most importantly Thank You so much for being my mamaws best friend for at least 30 years. My family loved you dearly.

February 23, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing.
My prayers are with the family.

Robin Marlowe

February 23, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. May God be with you and keep you strong. She is now another "Angel" in Heaven to look after and guide you through life's journeys. Hold dear all the wonderful memories and joyful times you spent together as family. May these memories bring you all comfort and peace.

February 23, 2018

We are going to miss you mom but you are no longer in pain rest in peace
Terry & Kim

Cindy Stack

February 23, 2018

I am deeply saddened by the news of Rachel's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm sure she is dancing again in heaven. I loved her dearly!

February 23, 2018

Rest well Mrs Rachel. Thanks for the many memories. Till we meet again in paradise.
Robert and Cheri