Rachel Ann Arrington


Funeral services were held on 02/16/2023 at Bethel AME with a burial following at Mt. Hope cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary.

Rachel Ann Arrington was born on September 9, 1970, in Tucson, AZ, to Eugene Elbert Arrington, Sr. (deceased) and Reverend Annie C. Watson. Rachel graduated in June 1988 from Gompers Preparatory Academy (formerly Gompers Charter Middle School.) She graduated from Jackson State University in 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Language, with a major in Spanish. She was employed for the last 15 years with the County of San Diego, in the Probation Department. Rachel gave her time generously to many Civic and Non-Profit Organizations, including the NAACP (San Diego Chapter), BAPAC (Black American Political Association of California), and SEIU 221.

Rachel loved God, and her church (Logan Temple AME Zion Church). She served as an officer; Missionary; YAMS Coordinator; Food Bank Coordinator; Choir Director and Class Leader. She also served in the Connectional Lay Organization. Rachel lived a servant’s life and modeled a servant’s heart. Her greatest hope was that she made a positive difference in someone’s life.

Rachel loved her little dog, Stuart Little, and frequently house-sat the neighbor’s dog, Walter. She loved her little doggie nephews, Maxx, Mocha and Benji, who she affectionately nicknamed, “Tee Tee’s Baby.” She also loved football, and anyone who knew her knew that she absolutely loved her Las Vegas Raiders. 

At approximately 11:00 am, on January 26, 2023, God, our Father, needed a wonderful saint to join Him in Heaven. He reached down to Rachel, whom he had kept in his sights for fifty-two years, and brought her home to serve with the saints.

Rachel was preceded in death by her Brother, Eugene Elbert Arrington, Jr., and her Dad, Eugene Elbert Arrington, Sr. Left to celebrate a life so graciously and lovingly lived is her cherished Mother, Reverend Annie C. Watson; Sisters: Donna Alexander and Reverend Denise Jackson; Nieces: Eugena (Gena) Wilkins, and Melanie Arrington; Great Nephew: Ajani Jack Wilkins; Great Nieces: Kaya Tannis Wilkins; Vivien Tate Johnsen; Ximena Campas; her beloved Uncle, Rev. James E. Evans; her Godmother, Rev. Carrie Humphrey; and a host of other family members and friends.