Rachel Johnson Bland



Rachel Johnson Bland, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away October 7, 2018.

She was born on July 1, 1931 in Roseboro, NC to the late Marvin and Josephine Johnson. Rachel was a long time and devoted member of Winter Park Baptist Church. She worked for 28 years as the Alderman Elementary School Dietician. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was a staple of the family.
Left to remember her are husband, William Woodrow Bland; son, Tim Bland (Saralyn); daughter, Sheila Bragg (David); sisters, Helen Martinez and Mildred Johnson; grandchildren Julie Bland (fiancé, Joe Farinella), Rachel Baucom (Kelly), Eric Bragg (Rachel), Erin Compean (Cruz), Douglas Tronzo, and Victoria Tronzo (fiancé, Justin Whitley); great-grandchildren, Scout, James, and Indie Baucom, Luke and Presley Bragg, and Cruz Compean; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Rachel was also preceded in death by sister, Kathleen Royal; and brothers, Peyton Johnson and Eddis Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Winter Park Baptist Church in Wilmington with Pastor Mark Teachey officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington NC 28401 or Winter Park Baptist Church 4700 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.quinnmcgowen.com.