Rachel Laine Harsey

September 14, 1993April 24, 2021

Rachel Laine Harsey, 27, of Gilbert, passed away on April 24th, 2021. She was born at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC on September 14, 1993. She was the daughter of Dewitt and Cathy Harsey.

In Rachel’s own words: “I did some things wrong, but I’m always right. I know how to shoot and I know how to fight. If I tell you once I won’t tell you twice.”

Rachel is survived by her parents, Dewitt and Cathy; sisters, TaLisa Lynn Miller (Bill), Marquita Lanae Martin (William), and Nora Katie Harsey; grandparents, Bill and Frances Rampey; aunt on her mother’s side, Libby Rampey McMillan; many aunts and uncles on her father’s side and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her uncle, William “Chip” Rampey and her grandparents, Lois and Murphy Harsey.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Hilltop Community Church, 3125 Augusta Highway, Gilbert, SC 29054 with visitation after the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Hilltop Community Church Missions Fund.

There is No Night without a Dawning

No winter without a spring

And beyond the dark horizon

Our hearts will once more sing ….

For those who leave us for a while

Have only gone away

Out of a restless, care worn world

Into a brighter day

Helen Steiner Rice


  • Hilltop Community Church Mission Fund


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021


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Britany Blasck

May 6, 2021

Rest in paradise baby girl. I will always cherish the memories we made together. My heart and prayers go out to your family. You will forever be missed and loved

Edwin Carmen Cordero

May 5, 2021

Pastor Harsey, Ms. Cathy, our most heart felt sympathy to and family. Will continue prayer for you and family. We love y’all!

Nicolette Cook

May 5, 2021

Sorry for your loss Praying for your family

Nicolette Cook

May 5, 2021

Cathy sorry to hear about Racheal May God Put his arms around you and your family Praying for your family

Peter Cha

May 4, 2021

Where do I even begin on memories with Rachel? She was literally one of the most amazing and funniest people I know. She was one of my best friends and of the 3 people I stay in contact with from Lexington when I moved. She straight up drove to Spartanburg to pick me up and take me back to Lexington just to visit. Invited me to her family’s Thanksgiving to go to a campgrounds they were going to. She was the light at the end of the tunnel. She was so supportive and losing her is very painful. She saved my life once when I was at the peak of my addiction. She was always a guardian angel for me, and will continue to be.

Anslie Smith

April 29, 2021


I love you. We had so many great times together. I'm sad we drifted apart over the years, but I'll always cherish the laughs we shared and the crazy nights we had together.

To Cathy and DeWitt,
I know there's nothing I can say or do, but my heart is heavy for you. Thank you for bringing such a precious soul into the world. Her energy was contagious, and her fierceness was admirable. I'm so sorry she didn't get the opportunity in life she deserved. 💔

Rest In Peace, Wild One. ❤ Thank you for being a part of my life.

Margie Hall

April 28, 2021

Rachel and I work together she was always there and worked many doubles to help us out when we needed her! She was a great person and so many customers as well as co-workers will miss her! My heart and prayers go out to her family and friends we love you Rachel!

Sharonkay Ford

April 28, 2021

Very sorry to hear about Rachel's passing. She stayed the night at our house a few times back in her elementary school days and was just a precious child.

Prayers for you and your family.
Vic & SK Ford (Shannon Ford's parents)

Wayne & Janice Lawson

April 28, 2021

We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We want to reach out to you but feel so inadequate. Please know you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Sincerely

Chris Cruze

April 27, 2021

I was lucky to know you.

You were always there to help with a ride or just spending time listening to me complain. I never sensed judgment or competition. You were a beautiful girl with a fiery rally or fierce disposition when needed.

You shared your story with me and I felt honored to learn so much about you from it. I felt your innocence, your loyalty, the strength you managed and also the unending love and dedecation from your family.

I enjoyed your visits and was thrilled you might become a roomie, if I could ever get things in order at the house. I wish I had. I wish there would be many other stories to share over frozen pizza dinners.

I will miss you.