Rachel Michelle Abshire
March 3, 1986 - January 19, 2013
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Rachel Michelle Abshire, 26 of Chesapeake, VA was taken from us on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Rachel was born in Charleston, SC on March 3, 1985. After serving in the United States Navy, she became the proud mother of two wonderful sons. She is survived by her two sons Kaden and Ryland; Her father and…

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Robb brother left a message on January 4, 2019:
Almost 6 years .... I miss u more and more . U were there for me like a shining light . U were there to guide me . I miss u . I wish u could see how much your memory means to me . I never got to say good bye. U are a part of me and I’ll never be the same here without u . Shine on sissy . I still remeber us laughing and singing the song we would always sing together. I love u sissy. I wish u were here with me . I wish u could see how big your boys have grown. I wish u could know how much u not being here kills me. I wish I could hug u one more time. I wish I could go back to your house anytime I wanted and hug u. I miss u ......
Sharon D Humphrey left a message on January 26, 2013:
To this family: My heart is devastated at the loss of your child, the mother of your grandchildren, sister, aunt, cousin, friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kristie left a message on January 26, 2013:
So sorry for your loss!
Kelly Barnes and Family left a message on January 27, 2013:
Rachel was a beautiful, fiesty,fun-loving Mom and friend who my family and I will miss immensley. She lives on in her beautiful, sweet boys, her Supermen. We shared many laughs and many heartfelt conversations over the years, those I will miss the most. She touched my entire family in a special way that will never be forgotten. I hope and pray that as we remember her and her short time with us, that we also remember just how important we are too each other and that the "God Moments" that were spoken of at her memorial continue and we all can live in the now with quality time and lots of love and enjoyment with each other. Rachel, words cant express the love we have for you. I pray you are finally at peace my friend! xoxox
Cheryl Stevenson left a message on January 27, 2013:
I will always remember you as that little girl with the shirley temple curls. I know you are up in heaven looking down on your boys and you know that they are being taken care of by the ones that love you the most. Lots of Love You Aunt
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jennifer Gagnier left a message on January 27, 2013:
Rachel was an amazing person. She could light up a room. She was kind and loving, had a wild side too. I will always remember all the times we had together. I will miss her greatly. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Rena Large left a message on January 29, 2013:
Our sincerest condolences to the Travers family. Although we have never met Rachel, we love her Uncle Andy deeply and feel your family's tragic loss as if it were our own. Wishing you much peace and love, Rena and Sheri Large
Mommy left a message on February 2, 2013:
Rachel, What can I say about you that no one ever knew. I LOVE & MISS more everyday. You were a beautiful baby and grew up to be a beautiful young lady. I have so many great memories with you over the years and those will be the ones I look back to carry me through this time. We had some rough times but WE BOTH KNEW THAT WE LOVED EACH OTHER WITHOUT QUESTION. I am so thankful that GOD blessed with you. My heart is broken for sure. I promise to love and take care of your angels forever. Kaden and Ryland love and miss you. Kaden now has a new blanket to sleep with. Love Always and forever Mommy
Nancy Payne left a message on February 2, 2013:
From the time I remember Racheal coming to Emmanuel Tabernacle Church as a little girl she was always smiling and laughing and having a good time....she had so much life and so much in life to give ...I will always remember her. Glen & Nancy Payne Charleston WV 25304
Shirley Wilson left a message on February 2, 2013:
I met Rachel when she was just a young girl.I worked with Princess and we became instant friends.I went to a church yard sale and Rachel spent all her time helping me buy the things she thought "I just had to have." She touched my heart that day in a way so few people have.She was loved and she knew it.Her boys are in good hands and I know they will always be reminded that she loved them so very much.Rest In Peace Rachel and God will take of everything else.
Shirley Shoe left a message on February 2, 2013:
I met Rachael through her Aunt Pam when she was just a lil girl and would see her often when Pam had her wonderful get togethers. What a bright and sweet child she was. I watched her become a young lady and the last time I saw her was when she graduated HS. She was so looking forward to the future. sadly as it is with Military Families we moved away and I was not fortunate enough to see her again, though her Aunt shared some of her happiness and sorrows with me. I often wonder why God calls his young children home, I think maybe he needs them more and has greater plans for them!? I know boys, that even though your Mom is not there in person she is always with you and your care has been placed in the very best of hands! Be brave and strong and one day you will all be together again.
shiflett family left a message on February 2, 2013:
Our thoughts and prayers go out for the entire family. I am sorry for your loss. I know Rachel will be missed greatly by all. We shall continue to pray for you each day.
Elizabeth Taylor left a message on February 2, 2013:
Rachel, Even though I only met you maybe one time when you were smaller, I feel like I have known you for a long time through my daughter Johanna. She has spoken of you many times and how she loved you and your Mother and boys. I will always think of you and pray for your Mother and your boys. Love and prayers come from me here in Arkansas. Elizabeth Taylor Mother of Johanna Hicks
Robin Stevenson left a message on February 2, 2013:
Rachel you were my cousin and my first friend. I loved you like a sister even when we fought. I regret most that we became so distant as we grew older. I will miss you dearly.
Kimberly M. Romanski left a message on February 2, 2013:
My Rachelle, you have been the closest person to me for MANY years, and I will continue on until we meet again and wreak havoc elsewhere. I love you and I miss you more everyday, this pain does not get easier to bear because I am wanting to share everything with you but you're not there. You live inside your bebe's who I will love as my own and I will help them as long as I live. I love you my sister and shine bright... Xoxo Kim
Linda and Bernard Hughes left a message on February 2, 2013:
You will be missed greatly Rachel. I knew you more as a child than an adult, but the memories are good ones. Rest in peace, and be assured that your mom, dad, and Aaron's friends will be here to help them in the many passing days to come.
Anita Sparks left a message on February 2, 2013:
I will always remember Rachel as an adorable curly haired toddler from when my family and hers lived in Connecticut. Navy families sticking together. I am sure her boys are well loved and will be a blessing to many in their lives, just as her mom was to me. Princess, Danny, Aaron and all the members of the family - My heart breaks for you. Rest in peace sweet Rachel. Love to you my friend Princess, hug those sweet boys for me.
RandallStevenson left a message on February 4, 2013:
Rest in peace Rachel, you will live on in the hearts and minds of those that love you.
RandallStevenson left a message on February 4, 2013:
Rest in peace Rachel, you will live on in the hearts and minds of those that love you.
Sarah Travers left a message on February 5, 2013:
I smile thinking of all the good times we shared together whether it was sitting in the tube behind the boat singing our I hate Mondays song or teasing ur father which u mastered . I will always cherish those memories and know that u are smiling down at me .You always made me feel part of the family and made sure I had a cute name from the boys. I miss u soo much and so does ur dad . We are both so proud of the woman u were and the great mother u became. We promise to help in any way we can to raise your boys to know what a beautiful mother they have. Olivia and jack miss their sister alot too. I know u are at peace now and away from pain which takes away some of my pain but I wish u were still here with us. We love u Rachel !!!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jodie Rowan left a message on April 28, 2013:
Rest In Peace Rachel..you can be sure your little men will be well taken care of by one of the best mom's in the world..You will be missed.
kim s left a message on April 28, 2013:
Rest in paradise Rachel. I know you boys will be in the hands of precious souls who will take care of them, love them and give them everything they need. Although your life was taken in a tragic manner and way too soon, your memory will last forever and in the hearts and souls of everyone who loved you, whom you loved, and those little angels. So as you rest in Paradise know that you are loved by all, never forgotten and I know you walk in a Majestic Heaven now as you smile down to brighten our lives. God bless the family and friend. May God help you heal one day at a time.
Pam C left a message on April 29, 2013:
My dear sweet Rachel, You will be missed terribly. My heart is broken knowing I'll never see you again. Rest in eternal peace. I love you so much. The boys are devastated as am I. Now we'll never be able to start that catering business...someday in the great beyond....Love you rayray...aunt pam and guys
Suzanne Carter left a message on January 25, 2013:
Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Rachel.
robb hepner left a message on January 25, 2013:
She was a realy good sister.we had our good and bad times but i love her and will allways miss her
Anthony Tripp left a message on January 25, 2013:
Rachel, You were such a great person. I know you are above looking over your sweet boys, loving family, and friends. Please help them stay strong during this hard time. Rest in Peace Rachel.
Chad Douglas left a message on January 25, 2013:
Princess, Danny and family: I want to offer my continued prayers and condolences to you all. I love you and if there is anything I can ever do for you please don't hesitate to ask.
Robert and Kimberly Thorp left a message on January 25, 2013:
We love you and are praying for you and all of the family as you walk through this valley. Know that you aren't there alone. We know that Jesus is walking with you and if you ever feel like you need a little extra physical help to take the next step, just call. We'll help carry you until you are rested and ready to keep on keepin' on. Love you so very much!
Bonnie Ditto left a message on January 25, 2013:
our hearts go out to the family. we are praying for all of you during this difficult time.
Kate Hogan and Emily Turner left a message on January 25, 2013:
Emily and I speak of your funny kindness and know you are in a better place. We smile knowing you are watching us all, especially your sweet boys. We will continue to miss you but we are so grateful for the short time we shared with you. We love you, Rachel...xoxo
Justin Morrison left a message on January 25, 2013:
God bless your family. We are friends of Bonnie Bassett Ditto. Our prayers are with your family each and every day.
Roseanne Lambert left a message on January 25, 2013:
"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"
Lehnanne G Kidd left a message on January 25, 2013:
My thoughts are with you during this time. I am a friend of The Ditto family ... I wanted to share a quote that has helped me during times of loss. Anne Lamott said “You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
Jennifer parker left a message on January 25, 2013:
Rachael you will be greatly loved and miss by me. I remember when we were in Sunday school all together with my wonderful grandma Kelly. Prayers go out to the family and I am always here if y'all need anything. Love y'all bunches
Barbara Reed left a message on January 25, 2013:
so sorry for your lost yous are n my prayers. god bless you.
debby barnes left a message on January 25, 2013:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace sweet rachel
Thomas Eckley left a message on January 25, 2013:
Rachel we will miss you say hi to mom&dad & save a set for me love you Uncale Tommy & Aunt Kay
amanda shannon left a message on January 25, 2013:
Sarah & family, our deepest condolences on your loss. Sending prayers your way in this time of confusion and sorrow. With love, Amanda & John
Kim Arthur and Family left a message on January 25, 2013:
I am so sorry for your loss! May God bless you Princess and your family. May you and the boys feel the hands of your angel on your shoulders and the warmth of her love as she watches over you.
Lisa Adkins left a message on January 25, 2013:
Can not imagine your loss. My prayers are with you. She now has her wings and will always fly above you to watch over you and one day you will meet again in the kingdom of God. Much love and respect!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lisa & Ashley Phillips left a message on January 25, 2013:
R.I.P. Rachel how you will be missed. We love you. You will never be forgotten....
Glen & Nancy Payne left a message on January 25, 2013:
Racheal you have always held a special place in our Hearts from the time you came to Emmanuel Tabernacle Church.....you are a truely Beautiful Child of God ! Hold a Place for us !! Glen & Nancy Payne
Mary Emanuele left a message on January 25, 2013:
Rachel - Your bright smile, laugh and quick wit immediately enters my mind when I think of you : It was always so entertaining having our families spend time together...so many good memories filled with laughter. Andy and I reminisce about you and always start laughing about the funny things you would do and say...which is exactly what we all need right now. Although, we know that God called you to become an angel... it is difficult to believe you are no longer walking this earth as your spirit lives on :
Andrew Travers left a message on January 26, 2013:
Rachel, I love you! Thank you for your love and for the wonderful times we shared. I will honor you and keep your memory alive always! THANK YOU FOR KADEN AND RYLAND! I will love and cherish them and help protect them always.
Karen Esteves Oliver left a message on January 26, 2013:
I was there when you were born. How beautiful you were. I remember your mother saying go to her is she ok? I said beautiful Then she said well dont leave me so I hurried back over to your mother so she said well don't leave the baby so I hurried back to you and this went on for quite a few minutes I told them to hurry and give you to your mom because I was torn between the beauty and the beast. You being so beautiful Rachel so alert and beautiful Your mom was so proud and as she held you I could see the love flowing between you both and has never and will never fade. I love you Rachel You will always live in our hearts never to be forgotten. Love you Princess
Margie Stevenson left a message on January 26, 2013:
We are so sorry for your loss.Take it one day at a time.God will help guide you through the rough times.Remember all the good times with Rachel.Sincerly,Paul and Margie Stevenson
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