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, 11:30 AM, Thursday, January 28, 2021, at State Street Community Church, 1200 S. State Street, Raleigh.  Visitation, 11 to 11:30 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

Visitation
Thursday
January 28, 2021

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
State Street Community Church
1200 S. State Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 28, 2021

11:30 AM
State Street Community Church
1200 S. State Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

Interment
Thursday
January 28, 2021

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

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