Celebration of life service held for Foley High School alum

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – Dozens of people filled Foley’s First Baptist Church Thursday morning to celebrate the life of friend, daughter and sister: Rachel Grace Pigott.

“Rachel, I mean, she would just smile and make a person happy. It was truly amazing the type of person she was,” Caitlin Yancey, president of the Montevallo chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority, said.

Yancey and several other University of Montevallo students came to Foley to be part of the service.

“Rachel was the most positive person I have ever met. She is the most happiest person ever. She was just the type of Godly woman really, the Godly type of Delta Gamma woman that we always look for in a sorority woman,” Yancey said.

Loxley police are in charge of the investigation into her crash. They told Fox10 News that Pigott was heading back to campus Monday afternoon when her vehicle drifted into the median just south of Stapleton on Highway 59.

“As she overcorrected, came back onto the roadway and returned back toward the median, the vehicle began to roll, which ejected her from the vehicle,” Lt. Doug Phillips said.

Along with her role in Delta Gamma, Pigott had a very active life including running cross country. She was a member of the honors college and was pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Yancey said she will miss Pigott’s unique personality the most.

“When someone was in a slump, she was just able to talk them right out of it and that is probably one thing that I’m, a very big quality that I’m going to miss very much about Rachel,” Yancey said.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Rachel Grace Pigott Scholarship Fund in care of Bryant Bank in Foley.

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