Submitted by her Mother
Racheal Michelle Wilson
Baltimore City Fire Department – Maryland
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic Apprentice
Date of Death: February 9‚ 2007
Racheal Wilson was a good woman who was respected. She died on Friday‚ February 9‚ 2007‚ while in training at the Baltimore Fire Academy in Baltimore‚ Maryland‚ at the age of 29.
Racheal was born on December 27‚ 1977‚ in Pineville‚ Louisiana‚ to Virginia Slaughter. She attended public school in Jena‚ Louisiana. Always smiling‚ her cheerful attitude and outgoing personality made many‚ many friends for Racheal. Everyone knew and enjoyed her smiling friendliness.
Racheal had a wonderful I can do this attitude. She loved a challenge and was involved in many different kinds of activities throughout her childhood and school years. With a strong determination‚ she pursued many interests. She moved to Baltimore‚ Maryland‚ in 1997.
Racheal was interested in becoming a firefighter or policewoman at a very early age‚ and began nurturing herself by working in administration with many departments in the City of Baltimore and the Vulcan Blazers‚ Inc. From there‚ her love for being a firefighter took off.
During her tenure at the academy in 2007‚ Racheal became well known with her peers and was always the one to try to assist anyone to do what needs to be done. Her motto was‚ If I can do it‚ you can do it‚ too. She wanted to make it safe for everyone. It was her passion to make sure her colleagues understood the risks that were associated with the jobs. Racheal said‚ One day‚ I am going to be the fire marshal of the fire department.
Racheal was a caring‚ friendly‚ reliable person‚ always smiling‚ and was full of fun. She was a very active member of the House of Judah and served in mission during her tenure there. She was a Christian woman who loved God‚ her family‚ and her community. Racheal had a beautiful voice‚ loved to sing‚ and was committed to helping others. She had a talent to help others and gave her life in the line of duty. We applaud her courage and dedication. We are assured that this loss will be felt by all of those who had the privilege of knowing Racheal during her earthly journey.
Racheal is survived by her son‚ Cameron Wilson; her daughter‚ Princess PJ Davis; her mother and stepfather‚ Virginia and Ambrose Slaughter; her brother‚ Broaderick Slaughter; her loving fianc_ and best friend‚ Larry C. Davis‚ Jr.; and many loving friends.