Rachel Hannah Sullivan

January 05, 1990 ‒ September 19, 2018

Miller's Tavern, Virginia

Rachel Hannah Sullivan (née Jarry), 28, of Miller’s Tavern, was taken from her loving family Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Jared Sullivan. The couple shared 10 happy years together, seven of those married. The last three years of their lives have been filled with extra love from their young son, Isaac Peter.

Rachel was born in Richmond, Va., on January 5, 1990, daughter to Tim Jarry of Richmond, Va., and Janet and Bill Baskeyfield of Enola, Pa. She was raised in Richmond with her older brother Travis Jarry, who currently lives in Denver, Colo. The two attended Commonwealth Christian School.

Rachel was a dedicated wife to Jared, the love of her dreams, and an amazing mother to sweet Isaac, whose sunny smile often mirrored Rachel’s ever-present joy. She was passionate about bringing up Isaac with the same positive and humor-filled approach that she and Jared brought to every moment of their lives.

She was a beacon of light and cheer to nearly every person with whom she crossed paths. Rachel spread the word and love of God through involvement in ministry at Center Cross Church of God, where she and her husband led young adult worship and fellowship. Rachel and Jared were steadfast in their faith and trust in the Lord, and had recently moved to Marion, Ohio, to build up Hope Family Church with close friends, always reaching closer to God.

Her devotion and kindness was evident in daily interactions with countless coworkers and customers at the Starbucks store she worked at in Mechanicsville, many of whom developed close friendships with her.

Knowing Rachel was loving Rachel; her mirth, problem-solving mindset and willingness to put others before herself left no other choice for those who knew her. She could often be found laughing or singing cheesy ’80s ballads with her friends, leading her Starbucks team in dressing up for theme days or walking around the grounds of Stratford Hall with her family.

In addition to her husband, son, parents and brother, she is survived by doting in-laws, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and close friends who became family. She will be sorely missed.

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer, take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted! For I have overcome the world. I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.” — John 16:33

Rachel’s go-to Bible verse, above, beautifully sums up the way she lived her life, and is repeated here to remind those who are deeply missing her to take courage.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29, at Cornerstone  Fellowship Church, 2243 Buckley Hall Road, Cobbs Creek, VA, 23035.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.gofundme.com/sullivan-family-fundraiser.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be assisting the Sullivan family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • We love you Rachel, I think about that beautiful face every single day, and all the impacts you had on my and my daughters life, I am so grateful I got to come across such a sweet soul like yours. Your memory and love will live on in me forever. I love you.

  • You were the only friend I had most of my teenage years ….we spent a lot of time ice skating , shopping , watching Gilmore girls together and the notebook and singing with the windows down in the car …Barlow girls , superchick and of course reliant k , we went to concerts , church , the gym , babysitting everything together ….she was there for me for many years and although I moved away she always had a space in my heart special memories that I will hold onto forever …rest in peace Rachel say hi to Jesus for me , love you my sweet friend ❤️

  • Rachael, this is one of the hardest things to do because there is no words to describe you or the love you have shown me. I met you when I was in the 8th grade and over the years you have shown me that god doesn’t judge doesn’t separate us from others but loves us for who we are and what we are becoming you have given me the sweetest god brother anyone could ask for you will forever be my best friend and like a sister to me I love you and will always miss you and the light you brought to everyday I will forever miss your smile and laughter and I promise I will tell Isaac everything about you from ypur beautiful smile to your loving heart you will be missed ❤

  • I am so sad to hear that you have been called home so soon. You were one of the sweetest people that I’ve known. Many people may not know this, but back in the day Rachel used to do Taekwondo about 10 years ago, we used to practice in church sometimes. I used to think how can someone so sweet help me perfect my form with kicking and punching. Back then I didn’t know much and she was so patient and never seemed annoyed when we had to repeat things.
    I will miss you Rachel.

  • Rachel I can’t help but tear up as I write this you my friend we’re one of the warmest most beautiful souls I’ve had the privilege to call a friend. You are missed more every day. Keep smiling that sweet beautiful smile down on us. You are the perfect example of beauty inside and out. We all love you❤️

  • May the peace of the good lord wash over your soull and all the angels in heaven send comfort to every person who’s heart you touched and been touched by your presence. My prayers are with you.
    Sincerly,
    Tanya Perry ,from bellingham ma.

  • May the peace of the good lord wash over your soul and all the angels in heaven send comfort to every person who’s heart you touched and been touched by your presence. My prayers are with you all
    Sincerly,
    Tanya Perry ,from bellingham ma.

  • Rachael,you were a beautiful princess in God’s eyes ,and ,rewarded by the Pureness of your heart and warm soul here on earth. Now ,you are singing,and,dancing with the angels,celebrating a new life unimaginable…Great is Thy reward!
    What a blessing to visibly see the love of Jesus in you…this love flowed upon your family,church,friends,fellow employees,and to customers as ourselves.
    Sadly we say farewell here,but,celebrate your victory….you have completed the end of this journey,but, beginning an everlasting life in the arms of Jesus .
    May we be reminded through sorrow and sadness….you are truly home…..may God pour out His comfort over your son,husband,parents and all those who were blest to have crossed paths with you….

  • We have always loved you pretty girl. You were our little niece before we had a child. We will miss our little buddy so much but look forward to seeing you again on the right side of the rainbow.

  • So very sorry Tim.its been years since grade school,but im heartbroken for you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

  • Tim,

    My heart goes out to you and Jared and Isaac and her mother Janet. While I did not know her, the many tributes describe an absolute angel who brightened and sweetened the lives of so many people. How fortunate you were to have had her in your lives and how difficult to imagine the enormous loss you must endure. May G-d give all of you strength to bear that loss and to heal and continue to live as she would no doubt want you to do. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jim Plotkin

  • My sympathy to Rachel’s family. I knew her from Starbucks and Rachel was a very kind person. She always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone.

  • With a heavy heart our condolences to Rachel’s family. Rachel was a sweetheart and a warrior for Christ on this earth. She will be missed. We will continue to pray for strength and comfort for the Sullivan family.
    Our love to all.

  • Jared and family, so very sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. My sincere condolences. May God be with you and strengthen you during this difficult time. Find comfort in God’s promise to see our dear loved ones again at John 5:28,29. Please cherish your many fond memories.