Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Rachel Elizabeth Fulenwider
WHITEWRIGHT - Rachel Elizabeth Fulenwider, 15 of Whitewright, went to dwell in the house of the Lord on Monday, April 28, 2008. She was born Oct. 24, 1992 at Denison to Chris Fulenwider and Georgia Griffith Fulenwider.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008 at First Baptist Church, Whitewright. Officiating the service will be Rev. Neale Oliver, Rev. Paul Brand and Rev. Leon Veazey. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright. A visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, Whitewright.
Pallbearers will be Jefferson Griffith, Kenny Wall, Roger Harmon, Steve Harris, Jackie Jester and Johnny Claborn and honorary pallbearers, Andrew Fulenwider and Drew Thorpe.
She is survived by parents, Chris and Georgia Fulenwider of Whitewright; brother, Andrew Fulenwider of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; grandparents, Bill and Carol Fulenwider of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; grandparents, Harold and Marianne Griffith of Fort Worth; grandmother, Frances Griffith of Lubbock; great-grandmother, Esther Reatherford of Luella; great-grandfather, Ben Johnson of Midland; great-grandfather, Fred Stewart of Hickory, N.C.; aunt and uncle, Paul and Cindy Gilliland of Hondo; uncle, Jefferson "Boo" Griffith of Denton; aunt, Carrie Griffith of Fort Worth; many great aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
Rachel attended Whitewright High School and was a cheerleader and active in track, volleyball and softball. She looked forward to starting drill team in the fall. She was full of love for family and friends. She had a witty sense of humor, enjoyed music, baking cookies, reading, shopping and eating Sushi. She was beautiful, respected, smart and loving. Rachel was a typical teenager who once wrote she appreciated all the benefits of the latest technology including her computer, phone and hair straightener.
Among her writings she included "You may not have a lot, but the important thing is to be thankful... Be thankful for who you have not necessarily what you have." Most of all she loved God.
Rachel was a cherished daughter, loving sister and faithful friend. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed. We love you sissy, busybus, punkin, cricket, Ray, Fulenwider, Lizzy, princess...
A favorite scripture found highlighted in her Bible:
"One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and seek him in his temple."
Psalm 27: 4
Sleep sweet baby girl, we love you.
Contributions may be made to the family through First Baptist Church, Whitewright.
Arrangements are with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow's Earnheart Funeral Home, Whitewright. An online registry may be signed at www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from 5/1/2008 - 5/2/2008.