Willie Dell Rabun

  • Born: May 25, 1921
  • Died: December 27, 2018
  • Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Willie by adding your memories and photos.

Willie Dell Rabun, 97, of North Charleston, SC, widow of Jack A. Rabun died Thursday, December 27, 2018. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 31, 2018 in the North Charleston United Methodist Church, 1125 E. Montague Avenue at 12:00 pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Batesburg Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

Willie Dell Smoak Rabun was born May 25, 1921 to William Connor and Ebbie Dell Goodwin Smoak. She was married to Jack Alexander Rabun from 4/23/1947 to his death on 6/10/1990. Willie Dell was one of seven siblings. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Allie Lee Smoak Spell (Bill), Howard Smoak (Dolly), Dr. J. C. Smoak (Dot), Barbara Smoak Spell (D.T.), Charles Smoak and Francis Guy Smoak (Millie). Willie Dell was also predeceased by her nieces, Delores S. Reeves and Helen Caldwell Spell along with her nephew, J. C. Smoak, Jr. In addition, she was predeceased by a much loved sister-in-law, Frances L. Rabun and mother-in-law, Jamima Warren Rabun. Mrs. Rabun was a member of North Charleston United Methodist Church for 50 plus years.

Mrs. Rabun is survived by her twin daughters, Claudia Rabun Bentley (Ed) and Jacquelyn Rabun Novak. Granddaughters Michelle and Lane Bentley. She is also survived by David T. and Barbara Spell, Charlene and Pierre Gauthier, Millicent and Robert Pealer, Cindy and Frank Carron, Jody Reeves, Dr. Thomas Reeves, Tim Smoak, Kim Smoak Gue, Susan Donnan.

Our family is grateful for Dr.'s Patrick Conway, Stuart Eads and the wonderful and caring staff of Roper Hospice and Homecare. A special acknowledgement to Mom's care workers Aletha Ancrum, Angie Crocker and Renee Watkins, who have spent the last two years supporting and meeting mama's needs. The church ladies, Juanita Gatch and Judy Davis for their visits. A special thanks for Pastor Richard Reams.

Memorials may be made to North Charleston United Methodist Church, 1125 E. Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC, 29405 and/or Roper Hospice, 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 208, Charleston, SC, 29407.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Claudia and Jackie,
You have both been in my thoughts and prayers after hearing of your Mom's death. All kinds of wonderful and cherished memories are on my mind and in my heart. Our Moms were certainly the best of friends and neighbors, and were always there for each other and us. Of course your Dad was also very special.

You girls were certainly blessed with wonderful parents. Cherished memories will help you through this difficult time.

Take care of yourselves. Rest in the fact that your Mom & Dad are together again.

Love you girls,
Olivia Ann

Posted by Olivia Ann Harley-Greene - Ooltewah, TN - Family Friend   January 01, 2019

My sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. She and my mother were lifelong friends. May cherished memories bring you comfort and peace. (I have written a little note on Jacquelyn's facebook Messenger.)

Posted by Lois cain - pinopolis, SC - Friend   January 01, 2019

SORRY FOR YOU LOSS. GOD WILL be with you all.

Posted by S.WASHINGTON    December 31, 2018

Claudia & Jacquelyn,

You have lost a truly, sweet lady. Of course, I don't have to tell you girls how great she was. Mr. Rabun talked about her just about every time I was in his office.

May God give the two of you strength to get through this time.

Sorry Jack and I couldn't be with you at this time.

You have been blessed with GREAT parents.

Posted by Doris Peeples - Moncks Corner, SC - Family Friend   December 31, 2018

Dear Jackie and Claudia,
I'm so very sorry about your mom. She was one of my very favorite customers at the beauty shop. She was always so much fun.
I'm so sorry that I can't attend her funeral service today, I have 2 doctors appointments. I will be praying for you and remembering what a wonderful women she was. God Bless you both.

Posted by Jennifer McKeehan - Summerville, SC   December 31, 2018

My prayers are with Claudia, Jackie and the entire family. She raised 2 fine daughters and is at peace.

Posted by Janet Spencer - North Myrtle Beach, SC   December 30, 2018


Claudia and Jackie, our hearts go out to you in your loss. We love you.

Posted by Earl and Nadine Copeland - Hanahan, SC   December 29, 2018

Jackie and Claudia
The Curry family wishes to express our deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother. May God look down on both of your parents now that they are united once again.

Our prayers are with your family.

James and Cyndy Curry

Posted by James and Cyndy Curry - Goose Creek, SC   December 29, 2018

Jackie, Claudia and family please know that my thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you at this time. Mrs. Rabun was such a good friend to me and I will always cherish our many talks and laughs we both shared. It puts a smile on my face even now when I remember her sneaking a piece of ham to her four legged friend for life, Clara. I will miss her but she will remain in my heart.

Posted by Joyce Young - N. Charleston, SC   December 29, 2018

Claudia and family, You are all in my thoughts at this time. I hope you have many wonderful experiences with her that cause you to smile as you remember.

Posted by Sherry Martschink - Summerville, SC   December 29, 2018

Jackie and Claudia, Chris and I are sorry to hear about your mother's passing. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Posted by Pam and Chris Christmas - Moncks Corner, SC   December 29, 2018

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