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Bessie Rackley King, 97, attended Gibson Avenue Baptist Church

Bessie Rackley King

WILMINGTON — Mrs. Bessie Rackley King, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Bessie was born July 22, 1923, in Wallace to the late Huey James Rackley and Sallie English Rackley.

Mrs. King attended Gibson Avenue Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She was a faithful witness of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ throughout her life.

In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Renouard S. King Jr., in April 1985. She was also preceded in death by all her siblings, Lucille Ross, Linwood Rackley, Dewey Rackley and Shirley Brown; and grandson, Patrick Lee King.

Mrs. King is survived by her three sons, Michael G. King, and his wife, Linda, of Wilmington, Gordon K. King of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Bradford T. King of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Michelle King Whitfield, Thad King, Amber King Smith, Matthew King-Lineberry and Rachael Lear; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at Gibson Avenue Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gibson Avenue Baptist Church, 2037 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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