PELHAM -- Mrs. Nellie "Nelle" Kathryn Smith Rackley, of Pelham, passed away at home on Monday, July 23, 2012, following a lengthy illness. She was born on November 24,1927 in Sale City, Georgia to the late Jesse Daniel and Hattie Lee Miller Smith.
In 1948, Nelle met Carswell Rackley on a blind date. Six weeks later, they were married, and the marriage happily lasted for almost 48 years until Mr. Rackley's death in 1996.
Mrs. Rackley was a member of First Baptist Church of Pelham and was a long-time employee at Pelham Banking Company. While working at the bank for over 38 years, Nelle was well-known for providing outstanding customer service. She was appreciated by many people who relied on her to help them manage their accounts. On numerous occasions, she provided curbside service to those who were physically unable to go inside the bank. Mrs. Rackley was also known for going after work to the homes of elderly customers to help them with their banking needs.
Survivors include her son, Peter Rackley of Camilla; two daughters and a son-in-law, Priscilla Boren of Albany and Patti and Mark Goodson of Valdosta; grandchildren, Leslie and Lee Musgrove of Valdosta, Amanda Shiver and her fiance Robert Woeller of Baconton, Beau and Melissa Boren of Macon, Rackley Boren and his fiancee Lorin Atkins of Austin, TX and Tyler Goodson of Athens; great grandchildren, Will Musgrove, Chase Musgrove, Jarrett Musgrove, Megan Corbett, Jordan Pollock, Anthony Hutto, Harley Boren, Jacob Boren, and Abigail Boren; great great grandchild Addisyn Corbett; sister Laurie Harris of Pelham; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Irma Jean Smith of Pelham, sister-in-law, Audrey Smith of Warner Robins. .
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Rackley was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Warner Ellis and Clyde Coleman Rackley; three brothers, George Smith, Robert Smith and Lawrence Smith; a sister, Betty Ruth Smith; a son-in-law, Bob Boren; and a grandson Brad Boren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26,2012 in the chapel of Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home in Pelham, with Rev. Walter Flint officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25,2012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Lily Pad, P. O. Box 467, Albany, GA 31702 or to the Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.
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