US Army

Mr. Rufus Gist Jr.

June 11, 1949 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 71)

Obituary

Mr. Rufus Gist Jr., age 71, of 3126 Hayling Drive, Raleigh, departed this life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Funeral, 11 AM, Thursday, January 28, 2021, at State Street Community Church, 1200 S. State Street, Raleigh.  Visitation, 10:30 to 11 AM prior to the Interment, Eastern Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery, Goldsboro.  Public viewing, 12 Noon to 8 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the funeral home. 

Mr. Gist was predeceased by his parents, Mr. Rufus Gist Sr. and Mrs. Iva Brown-Gist and brothers, Douglas Gist, and Garfield Gist. Survivors; wife, Cornelia Gist of the home; daughters, Janan Shaliar Carlson of Los Angeles CA), Jacquis Shantai Johnson of Fort Worth TX, Reba Gist (fiance’ Delvonte Sears) of Raleigh; sons, Joshua Shawnmeal Isom of Corpus Christi TX,  and Anton Gist  (LaTeeka), Richard Settle, Cameron Settle, Sanchez Settle and Deon Settle all of Raleigh; sisters, Annette Maxie (Cleophas) of Lynch KY, Doris English (Arthur) of   Park GA, Elaine Gist of Phoenix AZ; brother, Edwin Gist (Sylvia) of Durant MS; sister-in-law, Annie Gist of Atlanta GA; grandchildren, Diamond Marie, Iyair Zarod, Amira Jane, Jaelyn Iva, Elora Madison, Iris Nova, Rylan-Amir and Naomi; nieces; Annette Yohanna, Jennifer, Alexia and Erica; nephews, Joshua, Johnathan, Barrington, Kevin and Kenneth and a host of other relatives and friends

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Services

Public Viewing
Wednesday
January 27, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Steven L Lyons Funeral Home
1515 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
Guaranteed delivery before the Public Viewing begins

Visitation
Thursday
January 28, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
State Street Community Church
1200 S. State Street
Raleigh, NC 27610
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 28, 2021

11:00 AM
State Street Community Church
1200 S. State Street
Raleigh, NC 27610
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

Interment
Thursday
January 28, 2021

Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
164 Longs Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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