Rethel Brister

March 5, 1943August 17, 2013

Singer - Rethel Brister, 70, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013, in a local hospital. Rethel was married to the love of her life, Arthur Brister for 49 years. She loved God and her church, Pentecostal House of Praise very much. Many highlights in her life were spending time with her family, traveling and shopping with her daughters. She loved life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Arthur Brister; three daughters, Theresa Stokes and husband, Carlis of Singer, Melissa Kennon and husband, Ron of DeQuincy and Lisa Wylie and husband, Lanty of DeQuincy; two brothers, Therman Nash and wife, Robbie of Burr Ferry and Heman Nash and wife, Laura of Benton; five sisters, Marie Marshall of Sulphur, Erlean Marshall of Sulphur, Suzanne Nash of Leesville, Lillian Nash of Leesville and Georgia Nash of Leesville; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Elsie Nash. Her Homegoing will be 10am Tuesday, August 20, at the Pentecostal House of Praise Church in Hargrove with Bro. David Kennon, Bro. Anthony Kennon and Bro. Carlton L Jackson, Jr. officiating. Visitation is from 10am-9pm Monday and will resume 8am until service time at Hargrove Pentecostal House of Praise. Burial will be in Burr Ferry Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Pallbearers will be Ron, Lanty, Carlis Sr., Carlis Jr., Justin, and Matthew. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob, Seyth, Beau and Mark.


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Darlene Mitchell Hughes

August 23, 2013

Sonny and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Rethel very well. Growing up and living next door to the Bristers and playing with Lois and visiting Rethel and Sonny when they lived next door to Mr. and Mrs. Brister. I remember Rethel being a great wife and cook and a fantastic house keeper. Great child hood memories. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Love, Darlene Mitchell Hughes, Dayton, Tx

Lisa Wylie

August 21, 2013

My Mother was my best friend. We done everything together. I know that she rejoicing with The Lord tonight & I am sooo happy for her.... but I am feeling so alone & don't know how to live with out her in my life. I know that I must go on but I can't say it will be easy. I wish she was here with me but I could never ask her to come back to this old world. So until we are together again all I can do is remember all the time we did have together & turn to my Lord for comfort .

Sheila Wall

August 19, 2013

Sorry for your families loss. Your family will be in my thoughts . Mrs. Theresa if you need anything just let me know.

August 19, 2013

Uncle Sonny, Theresa, Melissa, and Lisa all my love and prayers to you. I loved Aunt Rethel and will always miss her. I am so glad I saw her this past May, we talked and laughed and I will always be grateful for that time with her.
Tina Marshall, Tampa, FL