Rachel Lea


Our beloved mother, Rachel Lea, sadly passed away on June 6, 2024 at the age of 82. Daughter of the late Robert and Pearl Baker of Columbia. Mother of Debra Lea and Robert Lea. Grandmother to Robert Jr., Chelsea, Jonathan, Rachel, and Amber Rose. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was always there when we needed her the most, offering support, care, wisdom, and love in abundance to us and many families in need in the community. A friend to many, she was a cherished in-home child caregiver, Rachel touched many lives, fostered many babies, and cared for many children in her lifetime.  Rachel was married to her husband, Harold Lea, for 47 years. Harold preceded her in death in 2006.  She was a woman of faith who taught her children to love God, a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park, Florida and a devoted Sunday School Teacher; she loved children and was devoted to her children and grandchildren.  She will forevermore be missed.

The services to honor and celebrate Rachel's life were held June 10, 2024 at the Graveside at Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia so the family can share in the memories and comfort one another.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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