Rachel Mayberry Smith Swoap

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Rachel Mayberry Smith Swoap

November 11, 1944 ~ September 12, 2014 (age 69)



GREENSBORO  – Mrs. Rachel Mayberry Swoap went into the presence of God and her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, on Friday, September 12, having lived and enjoyed life to the fullest.  Her bright cheerful smile and kind ways will be very much missed by all who knew her.

Rachel was born to Dorothy Shular Mayberry and Herman Mayberry on November 11, 1944, and lived in Greensboro all of her life.  She was predeceased by her Dad and Mom.  In addition to her adoring husband, Geray S. Swoap, Rachel is survived by her son Eric Smith, his wife Stephanie, her son Daryl Smith, his fiancé Kendra-Ryder White, grandson Steven Smith, sister Bonita M. Smith, brother-in-law Bobby Smith, and her niece Angela S. Armstrong.  Also numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She loved and "adopted" her husband's family, daughter Stephanie S. Phelps, son Stephen Swoap, and granddaughter Brooke Phelps, and grandsons Hayden and Nathaniel Swoap.

Her sense of humor, wit, and ability to get all the joy possible out of life was amazing.  She strove to let her Lord shine through her life and hoped to be a blessing to others, making their lives better.  She was a faithful witness to God's love, mercy, grace, and plan of salvation.  John 3:16.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, September 21, 2014, with Visitation at 3:00PM, followed by Service at 4:00PM, at Shannon Hills Bible Chapel, 900 West Vandalia Rd., Greensboro, North Carolina 27406.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Top Youth Camp, c/o Shannon Hills Bible Chapel at the above address. 



24 Hour Viewing

Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 PM
Shannon Hills Bible Chapel Directions
900 West Vandalia Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Memorial Service

Sunday, September 14, 2014
4:00 PM
Shannon Hills Bible Chapel Directions
900 West Vandalia Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27406

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  • September 15, 2014
    JIM REITZEL says:
    Rachel has been my hero for many years now.Whenever life has gotten too grey, I think of all that Rachel has gone through and how well she has handled her life- with grace and compassion. Her bad jokes and silly stories have sustained me in times of trouble. I'll miss her. My best to Geray and my respect for his courage. Jim Reitzel

  • September 15, 2014
    Mike Preston says:
    It is always hard to know what too say. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you Geray. You and Rachel both are an inspiration to dealing with life and dedication to each other. I know she is free now and that one day you look forward to being reunited with her. God Bless you.

  • September 16, 2014
    Gwendolyn Doutt Childress says:
    What a lovely woman Racharl was all her life. Always thinking of others, sharing her love of God and family. Never showing hurt, or pain. Rachael  growing up in  Bessemer was a true friend for life.  Many great memories she leaves  for many of her close friends. I'm so glad to say she touch my heart and life and I could call her my dear friend.  The lords blessing be your now.    Friends forever....Gwendolyn