Rachel Dean McAbee, age 66, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021. Born in Warren County, NC on July 26, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Lucius McAbee and Edna Smiley McAbee Spitler. Rachel was a devoted and dedicated educator, having taught high school for several counties in addition to several community colleges, until her retirement following 47 years from Edgecombe Community College. Even after her retirement, she continued teaching at Wake Technical Community College. A seasoned world traveler, Rachel had even taught English in China for some time. She was a member of Catch The Fire Raleigh-Durham as well as several different prayer groups. A loving mother, sister, and a dear friend to many, Rachel will be forever missed. Rachel is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Conway Keiser (Travis Moss) of Rocky Mount; her step-father Curtis Spitler; her brother, Gene McAbee (Kathleen); her sister, Cynthia Moore (John); and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service to celebrate Rachel's life will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Sharpsburg Community Church, 3720 S. Hathaway Blvd., Sharpsburg, NC 27878, with Rev. Todd Greene officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. The family would like to say a special thanks to Rachel's dear friends, Aimee Kymalainen and Carolyn Hopkins for the love and support they had shown during these difficult times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is requesting the need for social distancing and wearing of masks due to health concerns faced around our nation at this time. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Rachel's memory to Sharpsburg Community Church, 3720 S Hathaway Blvd, Sharpsburg, NC 27878. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.