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Rachael Emmaline Nelson
October 25, 1926 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Rachael Emmaline Curington Nelson, age 96, received her heavenly wings on Sunday, August 27th at her Chattanooga, TN residence, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on October 25, 1926, to the late George and Addie Belle Curington in South Pittsburg, TN. Rachael graduated from McReynolds High School in South Pittsburg, TN. She dreamed of becoming a nurse and found her own way to helping people and providing care. Rachael moved to Dayton, OH in 1956 for about a year before returning to Chattanooga. She later moved to New York and lived there from 1963 to 1974 before returning to South Pittsburg, TN in 1974 to take care of her mother. Rachael was trained as a dietitian and worked at the Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga. She moved back to New York where she continued to work privately as a dietitian, learning how to prepare special diets for different diseases and cooking for religious observances. She was a member of the Mount Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Pittsburg where she was a member of the choir and was an elder of the church. Rachael was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved cooking, baking, and sewing. She would sew costumes for the kids and make clothes and other items as gifts. Rachael was generous with herself towards her family and friends, and she gave of herself to them. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother and other elder family members.
Rachael was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles, William, John, George, Jr., Frank, Fredrick, Nathaniel; sisters, Laura, Gladys, Mary Jo, and Maureen.
She leaves cherished memories and a devoted and loving daughter, Gladys Elizabeth Nelson; grandson, Daniel (Christine) Nelson Zawistowski; sister, Addie Belle Horton; brothers, Thomas Allen Curington, Jerome Kern Curington; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Visitation will be on September 5,2023 from 11am-1pm. Chapel Service will take place on September 5,2023 at 1pm followed by a committal at Gaines Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jasper Memorial Funeral Home. 150 Cornerstone Drive Jasper, TN 37347. 423-942-7777.