RACHEL MAE LEE FITTS was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on May 29, 1930, to the late Roosevelt Lee and Sarah Burgess Lee. She peacefully transitioned from this earthly life on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.
During her early life, Rachel professed faith in Jesus Christ, was baptized, and became a member of the Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. She remained faithful and dedicated to her church and served on the Missionary Board until her health began to fail. Her formal education was received in the public school system of Warren County, North Carolina.
On March 17, 1962, Rachel was united in Holy Matrimony to Hilliard Thomas Fitts who preceded her in death. God blessed this union with three sons. After the passing of her husband in 1974, she devoted her life to raising her sons and grandchildren. She enjoyed her family and showed her love by cooking and feeding anyone who stopped by to visit. She was a soft spoken and humble spirited woman of God with very few words.
When Rachel was with her family, she enjoyed laughing, talking, and sharing stories about her past. She greeted you with a smile, was kind hearted, and was always willing to do whatever she could to bring joy to the lives of others. Even in the midst of her illness, Rachel was content and never complained about her circumstances. She was at peace.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, James Ellis Lee, Vinnie Beatrice Lee Alston, and Earnest Ivory Lee.
Rachel was a devoted wife, a loving mother, an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother, a caring aunt, a very special kind sister, and a loyal friend.
Those remaining to treasure the precious memory of her life and share the legacy of her love are her three sons, Thomas Roosevelt Fitts (Joyce), James Ivory Fitts, and Calvin Lee Fitts, Sr. (Barbara) all of Littleton, NC; eight grandchildren, April Fitts, Brittany Fitts, James Fitts, Jr., Joseph Fitts, and William Thomas Fitts all of Littleton, NC, Justin Fitts of Winston-Salem, NC, and Jamieson K. Faulcon and Calvin Fitts, Jr. both of Raleigh, NC; three great-grandchildren, Mi’Caiah, Timaaz, and Breyan all of Littleton, NC; two sisters, Velma Lee of Littleton, NC, and Sarah Alston (Donnie) of Raleigh, NC; one aunt, Josephine Lee of Littleton, NC; one sister-in-law, Betsy Fitts Jones of Littleton, NC; three brothers-in-law, Lenward Alston, Henry Fitts (Artelia), and La Person Fitts all of Littleton, NC; five special nieces, Cheryl, Tracey, and LaShaunda Alston, and Tamara and Zamara Davis; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will surely miss her earthly presence.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Lee’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 8202 NC Highway #4, Littleton, NC. Rev. Charles W. Faulcon will eulogize, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will repose at the funeral home on Monday, April 16, 2018, from 12:00 Noon – 8:30 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 -7:00 P.M.