Rachel Rebecca Newton Munday

December 12, 1920November 4, 2018

Rachel Rebecca Newton Munday, 97, of Conover, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Trinity Village on All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Born in Catawba County on December 12, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Hubert Newton and Lula Davis Newton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Wade McRee Munday; son, 1st Lt. Reginald Allen Munday; sister, Charlotte Burgess; brothers, Paul Newton and infant twins. Rachel is survived by her son, Darrell Mundy and wife, Sandy of New Market, TN; daughter, Jeannie Little and husband, Mike of Conover; grandson, Steven Mundy and wife, Laura of New Market, TN, Josh Little and wife, Lauren of Hickory; granddaughters, Michelle Little and companion, Eric Rector of Conover, Sara Smallman and husband, Brian of New Market, TN, Olivia Little Trollinger and husband, Jamie of Hickory, and Stefani Mundy of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Alan, Austin, Jacob, Anniston, David, Wes, Elizabeth, Ethan, and Josie.

Rachel was a homemaker until her last child entered school. At that time, she joined her husband at Carolina Glove where she worked until retirement.

Rachel was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Her long fruitful life was packed with seemingly endless energy that exemplified the woman of Proverbs 31. Some of her many attributes included being the oldest living member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and a member of the The Women of the ELCA, the XYZ Club, the Madhatters and the Quilters. She was an avid gardener, an excellent seamstress and cook, and a crafter of crocheted items and basket weaving. She had a special gift of crafting beautiful fabric angels, each unique in their own special way. After moving from her home of 72 years to her new home in assisted living at Trinity Village in Hickory, she continued her zest for life by being actively involved in most of the weekly activities at the facility and made many new friends.

The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover, with the Rev. Scott Bollinger and Rev. Robert Shoffner officiating. The burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at a reception at the church prior to the services from 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Condolences may be sent to the Munday family at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to: Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Rd., Conover, NC 28613, Trinity Village, 1265 21st St. NE, Hickory, NC 28601, or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

God’s blessings to Trinity staff & residents, Catawba Valley Cardiology Associates and Carolina Caring for their tender loving care of our mother.

The Munday family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.


  • Andrew Hubert Newton, Father
  • Lula Davis Newton, Mother
  • Wade McRee Munday, Husband
  • Darrell Mundy and wife Sandy, Son
  • 1st Lt. Reginald Allen Munday, Son
  • Jeannie Little and husband, Mike, Daughter
  • Paul Newton, Brother
  • Infant Twins, Brother
  • Charlotte Burgess, Sister
  • Steven Mundy and wife, Laura, Grandson
  • Josh Little and wife, Lauren, Grandson
  • Michelle Little and companion, Eric Rector, Granddaughter
  • Sara Smallman and husband, Brian, Granddaughter
  • Olivia Little Trollinger and husband, Jamie, Granddaughter
  • Stefani Mundy, Granddaughter
  • Mrs. Munday also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory: Taylor, Alan, Austin, Jacob, Anniston, David, Wes, Elizabeth, Ethan, and Josie.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Rachel Rebecca Newton Munday

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Ruth Ann Hollar

November 9, 2018

I still see Rachel’s beautiful smile and feel her warm radiating love. She reminded me so much of my dear precious Mom. Mom always enjoyed talking to Racheal. I envision them whole and healthy and embracing in heaven.
The Father knows best and His timing is right. He gives us the peace only He can give.
Jeannie, Darrel, and family - my love to you all 😘🙏😘

Gloria Huffman

November 6, 2018

Oh the fun times Rachel and my mom, Shirley, had at Trinity Village. I can still see them "crafting" , making all kinds of beautiful one of a kind things to show off. I've known Rachel for about 60 years; being at her home many times with my friend, Jeannie. Such a beautiful woman; inside and out. God ordained that Jeannie and I, and our moms, would once again become closest of friends when our moms' paths took them to assisted living. I will miss seeing her crochet the hats and scarves to give to those less fortunate. What a Godly and gracious woman. Love to Jeannie and the family. God blessed you richly with Rachel.
Gloria (Dellinger) Huffman
Hickory, NC