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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