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Ella Mae Rackley Rackley, 101, a resident of Hampton Manor in Gaston, died March 17, 2019, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Rackley was born August 6, 1917 in New Hanover County to James R. and Mary Owens Rackley.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings and their spouses; her husband, Carl Willie Rackley; and her daughter, Shirley Kay Rackley.

Survivors include her sons, James William Rackley and wife Jeanette, of Lenoir, NC, and Carl Houston Rackley and wife Vivian, of Roanoke Rapids; grandchildren, Janet Rackley, Carla Gardner and husband Shawn, and Jamie Rackley; great-grandsons, Edward Gardner, Joshua Gardner and wife Beth, and Daniel Gardner; great-granddaughter, Mandy Faison; and a great-great granddaughter, Annabelle Gardner.

The family will receive friends at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Tuesday.

The funeral service for Mrs. Rackley will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 pm Wednesday, with burial following in Cedarwood Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to hockadayfs.com

Memorials may be made to the Roanoke Rapids Lions Club, Attn: Chris Canady, 100 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service.