Rachel Ann Ingram McHenry, 81, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home.
She was born June 20, 1938 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Earnest Calvin Ingram and Sallie Ingram.
Rachel was a lifelong homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who absolutely adored babies.
Rachel is survived by her daughters, Debbie Ingram and husband Johnny of Goshen, Sallie Madison of Richmond, Fonda Sprouse and husband Steve of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alf McHenry; daughters, Donna Wright and Faye McHenry; and son, Sambo Poole.
A private family service will be conducted at a later date.
The family will receive friends at her home.
When a mother breathes our last farwell,
The stroke means more than tongue can tell;
The world seems quite another place,
Without the smile of our mother’s face.
What is home without a mother?
All things this world may end;
But when we lost our mother
We lost our dearest friend.
Surrounded by friends, we are lonesome!
In the midst of my joys we are blue;
With a smile on our face we’ve a heartache,
Longing, dear mother, for you.
The flowers we placed upon your grave
May wither and decay,
But love for you who sleep beneath
Will never fade away.