Rachel was born premature weighing only 5 lbs and 14 ounces. She was so small that she had to be dressed in doll clothes. But she was always strong in spirit and was a fighter. She was saved at age 6 and baptized by her father at age 8, leading her peers many of whom decided to get baptized after she did. She lived a normal and happy life in spite of her medical problems and developed a strong faith in the Lord. These picture were shown at the beginning of her funeral service.
Rachel spent the last several months of her life listening to worship music and meditating on Scriptures all day long, and at night when she could not sleep due to oxygen deprivation and excessive carbon dioxide in her blood stream. Every night she wanted her parents to read Scriptures with her and to worship the Lord. We sang 5-10 songs each evening and harmonized; she sang with joy and conviction. Then we had communion together. She taught us how to worship and to abide in Him. At her funeral we sang three congregational worship songs together and worshiped the Lord. One pastor said, "I have been to a lot of funerals but this was the best funeral service I have ever attended. It was very uplifting!"
Since purple was Rachel's favorite color everyone at the funeral word purple. Her email address was purplady3122 which referred to Proverbs 31:22 which says, "She makes covering for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple."