Rachael Ann Gibson, affectionately called “Peggy”, was born in the quiet community of Bellfield District in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica West Indies on October 4th, 1943, to the late Decosta and Philetta Thomas. As a child, she exhibited a very quiet disposition and carried that quality in her adult life.
After completing her Elementary and Secondary Education, Rachael’s ambition propelled her to move from her small hometown to the bright lights of Ocho Rios in the nearby parish of St. Ann to secure employment. Here she got married, and was blessed with an only son, Michael.
For most of Rachael (Ms. Peggy’s) life, she was an integral part of all the families she worked with, providing support for raising, and nurturing the children of these families. She enjoyed her job, and was family member to all who were blessed to cross her path. Her meal preparation skills were exemplary, and her devotion and kindness was evident in all she did.
For Rachael, her Christian Faith, and family were paramount. She demonstrated a spirit of humility, and exemplified the highest degree of meekness throughout her life. She was a faithful member of the Bloodbath Church of God, in Harrison Town, Ocho Rios, Jamaica where she attended for over 40 Years.
As a very active member of her church, she sang on the choir and would often be summoned when needed for additional duties. During her churches’ Annual One Week Convention Celebration, she was a very active member of the catering team assisting to cook, and to prepare the daily meals. Rachael enjoyed catering to both the spiritual and physical needs of her fellow humans.
Despite Rachael’s petite body frame, her tower of strength was evident to all who crossed her path. Rachael’s was a very caring and giving person, who never said “NO” to anyone who was in need. She was not only a good listener, but her endearing and compassionate qualities, coupled with her charisma and determination, drew people close to her. Her gentle words and tasty meals were a blessing to all who listened and partaked.
Desiring to experience a new country, Rachael immigrated to the United States in January 2017, to reside with her son and family.
The Sun set on Miss Peggy’s life on Friday September 10th, 2021, at home in Dacula, Georgia. She will be remembered as a “wonderful” and altruistic matriarch, who loved and adored her family, and friends. Left to cherish the Legacy of Rachael is - Her son Michael Sr.; Grandsons- Michael Jr.; Wakeen; and Legend; - Great Grand Children Josiah; Toriah Faith; and Kahiem; Sisters – Pearl; Rebecca; Hazel; Vashti; Icilda; and Ivy; and a host of nieces; nephews, church family, and dear friends.
“Let us take up the challenge to love and do something for someone outside of our family daily. Only in that way we can feel and experience God’s Grace”. – “Anonymous”
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