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Rachel Simmons Christian

August 8, 1936 — July 4, 2023



Rachel Simmons Christian, 86, of Spartanburg, died Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Magnolia Manor Spartanburg. A native of Spartanburg, she was born on August 8, 1936, a daughter of the late Jesse and Mae Hughes Simmons and the widow of the late James Marvin Christian.

Surviving are her two daughters, Sheila Melton and Sharon Lanier (Donnie); two grandchildren, Justin Ponder and Sammy Schrimsher; brother, Robert Simmons. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Steve Christian.

Graveside service will be held at 12 o’clock Noon, Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Magnolia Manor, 375 Serpentine Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

An online guest register is available at

Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens- Spartanburg

1300 Fernwood Glendale Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307

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