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Rachel Carden Merkwa, 52, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC.
She was born July 16, 1969 in Elizabethton, TN. She was a gifted artist and enjoyed drawing and painting. She also enjoyed gathering with friends and playing cards. She was very caring, kind spirited, and never met a stranger. In her spare time she volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Salisbury Pride. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Concord.
Rachel is survived by her wife, Patricia Merkwa; father, Mikel Carden (Linda) of Icard, NC; mother, Helen Carden of Lenior, NC; children, Justin, Joseph and Jennifer; siblings, Mike Carden Jr. (Tina) and sister, Angel Lail (Tony); nephew, Austin Carden (Taylor); niece, Brittany Pennell (Jonathan); and most importantly her grandchildren, Reece, Mason, and Serena.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on July 2nd, 2022 at 2pm at Trinity United Church of Christ, 38 Church St NE, Concord, NC 28025 with Pastor Nathan King officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salisbury Pride at www.salisburypride.org/support-pride
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Merkwa family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Patricia Wiker says
Trish I am so sorry for your loss. Know that she loved you and everyone she was surrounded by. My prayers are with you during your time of grief . Love you Trish Wiker
Virginia Chastain says
Trish and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Know who is there to walk every step of this grief journey with you!
Danielle Stout says
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family is in our thoughts.
Sylvia & Patsy Chillcott says
You know we love you guys and sending prayers for the family.
Blair Sheinberg says
I’m so sorry for your loss. Rachel was such a talented and creative soul, and I know she will be very missed by the Hyder and Bowman families. We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to the whole family during this difficult time.
Margaret Bowman says
I am so lucky to have grown up with Rachael she is my niece & she was born when I was only 5 years old. I was able to see her grow up & into the beautiful, sweet, loving & talented person she had become. We all will miss her so very much & our prayers are with her family & friends. Rachael may you rest in peace.
Love Aunt Margaret