Rachel Wise PDF Print E-mail

Rachel Caldwell Wise, 84, of Prosperity, widow of John Jacob Wise, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at her residence.

Born on August 14, 1932, in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late John Caldwell and Pearl Force Caldwell Riley. She had worked at Old School Manufacturing and was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church where she was involved with the Goldies.

Mrs. Wise is survived by a daughter, Johnette (Brian) Shaffer of Prosperity; brothers, Carl Riley of Ninety Six and Tommy Riley of Saluda; grandchildren, Gray Davenport, Dustin Davenport and Christian Olsen; step-grandchildren, Kristen Gomez, Ashley Jackson and Austin Shaffer and a step-great-granddaughter, Sadie Gomez. She was predeceased by sons, Peter Christian Olsen, Jr. and Lester Clyde Wise and siblings, Cathryn Caldwell, Berley Miller, June Lake and Maxcy Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 31, 2017, at Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Randall Derrick and Rev. Frank Lyerly. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Gray Davenport, Dustin Davenport, Christian Olsen, Austin Shaffer, Tim Riley and Reedy Lake.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Macedonia Lutheran Church Goldies.

Special thanks are extended to her sister-in-law, Dovie, nieces, Judy, Ruth and Joyce and the staff of Palmetto Health Hospice for their tender loving care during Mrs. Wise illness.

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#6 Beth Force Jones 2017-08-10 19:03
Johnette, So sorry to hear about Rachel. Just found out today. She was always such a sweet person. I know you will all miss her. My prayers are with you.
#5 Sally Huffstetler 2017-07-31 08:59
Johnette, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a sweet lady. You & your family are in my thoughts & Prayers.
Sally W Huffstetler
#4 Karen Davis 2017-07-30 21:47
Johnette, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time and will be in the days ahead.
Karen Frick Davis
#3 Elaine Long Bailey 2017-07-30 12:18
Johnette, I am saddened at your mother's passing. I am sending hugs and prayers for you and your family to find strength and comfort from the positive memories.
Elaine Long Bailey
#2 Donna Jacobs 2017-07-30 06:10
Johnette and family, You have our deepest sympathy. Your mother was a special lady. She worked hard, loved her family, and GOD. There is without doubt that she is resting peacefully now. You were such a devoted daughter. May you feel GOD's comfort and grace in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Our love and sympathy,

Donna and Eugene Jacobs
#1 Harold Fulmer 2017-07-29 10:50
Dear Johnette & family:
Our prayers are with each of you at this time of the loss of a very special lady. She was a very Dear friend & neighbor. She went through so much and asked so little. May our Loving Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you comfort and give you His Peace. Johnette you were a very special daughter. With Love,
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer