Lillie Strickland Rackley

June 12, 1916 ~ April 1, 2016 (age 99)


Farmville.................................Lillie Strickland Rackley, age 99, died Friday April 1, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 A.M. from the First Baptist Church of Farmville by Dr. Rick Bailey. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery. Mrs. Rackley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence B. Rackley; son, Shelton Rackley and his wife, Faye; son-in-law, Milton Elks; and a grandson, Jerry Rackley. She is survived by her son, Sherrell Rackley and wife, Sylvia of Smithfield; daughters, Gloria Elks of Farmville, and Barbara Varley and husband, David of Merritt; sister-in-law, Briana Smith of Turkey; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Farmville Funeral Home, Sunday evening from 5 until 7:00 P.M. and other times at the home of Gloria Elks, 3376 Bynum Drive, Farmville, NC 27828. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Farmville, P.O. Box 34, Farmville, NC 27828 or Relay for Life of Farmville, 3376 Bynum Drive, Farmville, NC 27828. Online condolences may be made at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lillie Strickland Rackley please visit our Sympathy Store.


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Farmville Funeral Home

4226 E. Church St.

Farmville, NC, 27828

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APR 4. 11:00 AM (EDT)

First Baptist Church of Farmville

3653 East Wilson Street

Farmville, NC, 27828

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