Celebrating the life of Elder Rachel G. Fenn service has been set for following:
Date: Saturday 02/18/2023
Location: The Church of Grace & Peace
Address: 1563 Old Freehold Road Toms River, NJ 08755
Viewing: 9:00am - 10:00am
Funeral: 10:00am - 11:00am
Eulogy: Pastor Ebony Rivera
Interment: Ocean County Memorial Park
Entrusted to Donato Askew Memorial Home
Rachel Grace Overby was born on May 2, 1943 in Buffalo Springs, Virginia to the late Lydia Ophelia Overby. Rachel lived with her grandparents, William and Mary Overby, while attending elementary school in Buffalo Springs, Virginia.
In her teens Rachel moved to Newark, NJ and graduated from Barringer High School. She attended nursing school in her early youth and had a long history of secretarial and nursing work. In 1966, Rachel married Essex Leroy Fenn in Newark, New Jersey. They had nine children. Together the couple attended ITM More Than Conquerors Intl. Tabernacle, Inc. faithfully. Rachel was a dedicated member. She served as a choir member, president of the usher board, administrator of the food pantry, member of the VIP women’s department, minister/ Elder, teacher, and she was the instructor on Tuesday nights for the deacon and deaconess class. Rachel also achieved her diploma in Early Childhood Education at Stratford Career Institute.
Rachel enjoyed going to thrift stores, flower shops and shopping in general. She was a very classy and fashionable woman. Her favorite thing of all time was spending time and loving on her family.
Rachel Grace Fenn entered eternal life on Thursday, February 2, 2023 in Lakewood, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her mother, Lydia Ophelia Overby, her husband, Essex Leroy Fenn, her sister/ aunt, Willie Mae Overby, her brother/ uncles, Andrew Overby and Wallace Overby.
Rachel leaves to cherish her memories: her daughters, Monique Fenn-Overby of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Daniele (Nathan) Pitts of Manchester, New Jersey, Raquel Fenn of Manchester, New Jersey, Nicole (Antoine) Henderson of Williamstown, New Jersey, and Lydia Allen of Lakewood, New Jersey; her sons, Ramaar Allen and Rasul Allen of Lakewood, New Jersey; her daughter, Yvette (Constance) Fenn of New Castle, Delaware; her son, Stanley (Renata) Fenn of Winchester, Virginia; two special friends, Marion Grant and Willa Mae Simpson; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; four godsons, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and her ITM church family.
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