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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.