OBITUARY

Milton Dale Rawls

January 23, 1936April 12, 2019
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My name is Milton Dale Rawls, some know me as Mickey. I started my life January 23, 1936, and went home to be with the Lord April 12, 2019. A very full life of 83 years.

I lived life to the fullest each and every day, and gained a great amount of life experiences and wisdom. I had the honor to be born to Elbert Lee and Julia Ann Lovett Rawls, who are now with the Lord. I have one wonderful brother, Gerald Lee Rawls who married Mary Anne Carter. God gave me the woman of my dreams, Fay Dell Thornton that I had the pleasure to live with for fifty-one wonderful years before she went home to be with the Lord. We enjoyed three lovely children, Marc Webster, Tod Benson and Tonya Dell Rawls. Marc went to be with Lord at an early age. Tod married Monica Ragan and they had two lovely girls, Ragan Alexandra, who married Garrett Bickham, and they have two children, Walker and Vivian; and Elisabeth Grace. Tonya married a great guy, Patrick Richmond Jackson, that I admired very much and they had Lee Richmond, Luke Marshall and Ellie Kate. I had the privilege of having ten nieces and nephews and eighteen great-nieces and nephews, and seven great-great nieces and nephews.

I graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1954 then entered the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in November 1957, continued in the reserve where I became assigned to the 917 MAG at Barksdale AFB and became a crewmember on a C-124 aircraft where I had the opportunity to see the world. Later I enrolled in Bossier Parish Community College and transferred to NLU where I earned a BA and MA in Criminal Justice. I was then employed at Bossier Parish Community College for 25 years in the field of Criminal Justice. There I founded the Northwest Louisiana Regional Criminal Justice Institute that served ten parishes in northwest Louisiana.

Come celebrate my life at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Monsignor Earl V. Provenza officiating. You may visit my family at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday evening, April 14, 2019, from 4-6 p.m., knowing I’m now with Fay, Marc and other family and friends that are with the Lord.

Serving as pallbearers are Patrick, Lee, and Luke Jackson, Garrett Bickham, Hunter Pipes, and Tribbey Thornton.

You may offer condolences to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Fay Dell Rawls, Wife
  • Marc Webster Rawls, Son
  • Elbert and Julia Rawls, Parents
  • Tod Benson Rawls and wife, Monica Ragan Rawls, Son
  • Tonya Dell Rawls Jackson and husband, Patrick Richmond Jackson, Daughter
  • Gerald Lee Rawls and wife, Mary Anne Carter Rawls, Brother
  • Ragan Alexandra Rawls Bickham and husband, Garrett Bickham, Granddaughter
  • Elisabeth Grace Rawls, Granddaughter
  • Ellie Kate Jackson, Granddaughter
  • Lee Richmond Jackson, Grandson
  • Luke Marshall Jackson, Grandson
  • Walker and Vivian Bickham, Great-Grandchildren
  • Mr. Rawls is also survived by ten nieces and nephews, eighteen great-nieces and nephews, and seven great-great-nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Patrick Jackson
  • Lee Jackson
  • Luke Jackson
  • Garrett Bickham
  • Hunter Pipes
  • Tribbey Thornton

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 15, 2019
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Biography

My name is Milton Dale Rawls, some know me as Mickey. I started my life January 23, 1936, and went home to be with the Lord April 12, 2019. A very full life of 83 years.

I lived life to the fullest each and every day, and gained a great amount of life experiences and wisdom. I had the honor to be born to Elbert Lee and Julia Ann Lovett Rawls, who are now with the Lord. I have one wonderful brother, Gerald Lee Rawls who married Mary Anne Carter. God gave me the woman of my dreams, Fay Dell Thornton that I had the pleasure to live with for fifty-one wonderful years before she went home to be with the Lord. We enjoyed three lovely children, Marc Webster, Tod Benson and Tonya Dell Rawls. Marc went to be with Lord at an early age. Tod married Monica Ragan and they had two lovely girls, Ragan Alexandra, who married Garrett Bickham, and they have two children, Walker and Vivian; and Elisabeth Grace. Tonya married a great guy, Patrick Richmond Jackson, that I admired very much and they had Lee Richmond, Luke Marshall and Ellie Kate. I had the privilege of having ten nieces and nephews and eighteen great-nieces and nephews, and seven great-great nieces and nephews.

I graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1954 then entered the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in November 1957, continued in the reserve where I became assigned to the 917 MAG at Barksdale AFB and became a crewmember on a C-124 aircraft where I had the opportunity to see the world. Later I enrolled in Bossier Parish Community College and transferred to NLU where I earned a BA and MA in Criminal Justice. I was then employed at Bossier Parish Community College for 25 years in the field of Criminal Justice. There I founded the Northwest Louisiana Regional Criminal Justice Institute that served ten parishes in northwest Louisiana.

Come celebrate my life at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Monsignor Earl V. Provenza officiating. You may visit my family at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday evening, April 14, 2019, from 4-6 p.m., knowing I’m now with Fay, Marc and other family and friends that are with the Lord.

Serving as pallbearers are Patrick, Lee, and Luke Jackson, Garrett Bickham, Hunter Pipes, and Tribbey Thornton.

You may offer condolences to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.