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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday September 25th, 2020

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Rachel Naomi Wheeler

Rachel Naomi Mainer Wheeler, age 82, of Marion, North Carolina, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Mission Hospital McDowell.  The daughter of the late James Mainer and Bertha Huffman Mainer, she was born in McDowell County on December 26, 1937.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Hall Wheeler; two sisters, Iris Cogdill and Sandra Helms; and one brother Dean Mainer. 

Rachel was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing the piano. Rachel first retired from the Salvation Army and later retired again from Roses. She was known as a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone who knew her.

 She is survived by her one daughter, Melissa Barrier (Rickey); one son, Harold Wheeler (Holly). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Tyler Hoyle, Hayla Wheeler and Seth Carroll; three great grandchildren, Madison Hoyle, Chase Hoyle and Abbie Hoyle; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service is planned for Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Reverends Jason Bright and Don Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.

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Prayers for the family. She was a beautiful person. She always had a sweet smile and always asked about my family every time I saw her. She will be missed.

Briana Shelton Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

She was a good woman an a great mother in law .she will be missed

Roger hoyle Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

Having grown up in Marion on Marion Street next door to the Mainer Family.
James, Bertha, Iris, Dean, Sandra & Naomi so many wonderful memories of those days so long ago. A family of faith, music & fun brings joy to my life & love of Gospel Music as we would gather around the piano as Naomi played. & we all would sing those Songs of Praise to the Lord. What a home coming for Naomi to once again sing with Sandra, Iris, Dean, James, Bertha, Wade, J E. plus all the rest of her family & one day soon this neighbor kid looks forward to joining In the singing "What A That Will Be"!
My prayers & love reaches out to Naomi's family plus my thanks to Almighty GOD for the life of a wonderful neighbor, friend & Womderful Woman Naomi Mainer Wheeler. GOD BLESS YOU!
Philip "Larry" Hall
Concord NC

PHILIP LARRY HALL Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

Loved Naomi and will greatly miss her. you and your family are in our prayers

Tony and Iris Bowman Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

I loved her so much she was always my sweet aunt .She taught me many things and was an example of what a Christian woman should be. I am praying for all of you she will be so missed. I'm sorry I couldn't make to the funeral I was praying for you at that time! I love you all!

Dianne Cogdill Waugh Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Wheeler

Debbie Burgin Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Wheeler

Cindy Jones Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family of Naomi. I have known Naomi my entire life when we attended Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She always had a smile and sweetness when you saw her. May God give you peace and grace in the coming days.
Barbara Fender Everhart

Barbara Fender Everhart Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Wheeler

FRED and BERNICE McCormick Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rachel Wheeler

Sarah Yelton Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

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