by Kevin Caruso
Rachel Hill, 19; freshman with an undeclared major; from Henrico County; graduated from Grove Avenu Christian.
Rachel was popular and possessed a wonderful sense of humor.
Rachel was also a devout Christian who graduated last year from from the Grove Avenue Christian School in Henrico County, which is affiliated with the Grove Avenue Baptist Church.
“The world has lost one of its brightest prospects, but the Lord is glorified through ... the life that she lived and the impact Rachael had on others in the name of Jesus Christ,” said Clay Fogler, the school’s superintendent.
“Rachael had a wonderful, close, loving relationship with her parents,” he said. “Any parent would have counted it a privilege to have called her their daughter.”
“One of her beloved scriptures is Song of Solomon, 8:5 — ‘Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?’” he said. “Rachael saw herself as the one coming out of the wilderness and needing to lean on her Savior more and more.”
Pastor Mark Becton of the Grove Avenue Baptist Church summed up what an amazing person Rachel when he said this: “Rachael was a young woman of high character, strong integrity and deep faith in her walk with Jesus Christ.”
Rachel Hill is one of the greatest angels in Heaven.
We miss her.
We honor her.
We love her.
We will never forget her.