Rachel Reichmann Passes AwayNov 13th, 2012 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page, Obituaries
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Madison, with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel.
She was the daughter of Daniel G. Smith and Rachel Townsend Smith of Madison, and owned and operated Smith Drug Store after her father died. She was born on October 15, 1911. Her home was built in 1898 by Mr. Smith for his bride, Rachel Townsend.
Rachel was married to Nat Norfleet in 1935 and they were married for 20 years until Nat was killed in an accident in 1955.
Rachel married Kirby Reichmann in 1957 and they were married 43 years, until his death in 2000.
She was a devoted and faithful member and Sunday School teacher at Grace Presbyterian Church, where she taught Joy Sunday School Class for 40-plus years. She was greatly loved by her community and was very active in everything in Madison. She was president of the Woman’s Club three times, president of the Garden Club, a member of the Historical Society, the Treasures of Madison County and Friends of the Mansion and a member and “Big Fan” of the Gator Club. May God bless you was her prayer.
She is survived by two daughters, Rachel N. Wooley and Nell N. Ring, both of Madison; a daughter-in-law, Ann Norfleet Hamrick of Madison; four grandsons: Nat Norfleet (Monica), Mike Norfleet (Nida), Scott Wooley (Valerie) and Brian Ring (Hillary); and six great-grandchildren: Eric Norfleet (Daryl), Lindsay Fico (Damon), Tré Norfleet III, Kristen Norfleet, Garrett Wooley, Aiden Wooley, Grady Ring and Raleigh Rachel Ring.
She was preceded in death by a son, Nat Smith Norfleet, Jr., and a grandson, Hank Stallings.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 688 N. Washington Street, Madison, FL 32340 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.