OBITUARY

Raye Nell Wheeler

December 17, 1948March 6, 2019
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Raye Nell Wheeler, 70, passed away, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, after a courageous battle against COPD/Lung Cancer.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will take place at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 15, within the Chapel of Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, in Haughton, LA.

Raye was born, Friday, December 17, 1948, unto Raymond & Florence Moss, in Shreveport. As a child, she enjoyed spending time in Bellwood, LA with her Aunt Izzy. She developed a love for sports early on and played basketball at her Alma Matter, Fair Park High, in Shreveport. Soon after, she entered telecommunications obtaining gainful employment with Bell South, as an Electronic Technician. Along the way, one of her proudest moments was being awarded the position of Secretary and Treasurer, as a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Raye Nell was a pioneer for other women, as there were few in those industry positions during that era. She retired from Bell South after having logged over 32 years with the company. Later she enjoyed taking on a field Sale Representative Position with The Watkins Company enlightening people of their array of amazing products.

However, the one job she always claimed as her favorite, was the one with the title of: Grandma. She loved spending as much time as possible with her only Daughter, Melissa and her husband, Robert and their daughters. She loved watching her grandkids grow up and always supported them with a smile, hug, and words of encouragement. She always managed to show up for holidays, no matter how far. She would Waltz Across Texas for her grandchildren’s birthdays!

Along the way, she loved spending time with her sister, “Sam” and all their friends in the Lake Bistineau Community, along with ALL the activities and festivities that went along with that. Boating, Chili Cook offs, gumbo cook offs, Dart League competitions, were but a few of the highlights you could find her smack dap in the middle of it all. She even hopped in on an opportunity to be part of a ladies group that published a Lake Bistineau Cookbook. Or, just hanging out and reading a good book. In addition to all that, she was a proud member of the American Legion Axillary. But come football season, you could bet on finding her in front of the TV on Saturdays and Sundays both, glued to her beloved LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints---WHO DAT ! Unquestionably, her dear friend and faithful companion was always right by her side, providing support and comfort, her dog, Wren. Raye Nell was preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Melissa (& Robert) Hood; her grandchildren: Haley Marie Hood, and Caitlin Kennedy Hood; her two brothers: Doug ( & Glenda) Moss, and John R. Moss; and her sister: Shirley Dixon, her nieces: Cheryl, Monica, Lauren; a nephew: Jeff; and her furry friend: Wren. Additionally she will be missed by a ‘Slough’ of others.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Moss, Father
  • Florence (Rodgers) Moss, Mother
  • Melissa (& Robert) Hood, Daughter
  • Haley Marie Hood, Grandchild
  • Caitlin Kennedy Hood, Grandchild
  • Doug (& Glenda) Moss, Brother
  • John R. Moss, Brother
  • Shirley Dixon, Sister
  • Raye also leaves her nieces: Cheryl, Monica, Lauren; a nephew, Jeff, and a faithful, furry friend, Wren.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, March 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Raye Nell Wheeler

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Rosey Lovett

March 13, 2019

Raye you are loved by many and will be missed. RIP my Friend.

Meagan Cropper

March 13, 2019

Raye was a wonderful mother and grandmother. I know her beloved family misses her terribly, but takes solace knowing that she is pain free and with the Lord. My prayers are with all of Raye's many loved ones during this time.

Sheryl Coburn

March 12, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow.
Sam ---Raye Nell will be remembered by me as outspoken woman, and whom she enjoyed her friends very much.

Patti & Bobby DOLES

March 11, 2019

To all of Raye Nell's family, we are so very sorry to hear this wonderful woman has passed away. We too remember many good times on Lake Bistineau. She is now in Heaven wrapped in the loving arms of our Lord and no longer suffering. We will keep all of you in our thoughts & prayers as we won't be able to attend her service. But we know the chapel will be packed with so many who knew and loved her. Rest in Peace. The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace.

Jerrald Deaton

March 11, 2019

RIP Raye you were a awlsome lady glad to call you a friend prayers Sam and John and the rest of the family.

Judy Evans

March 11, 2019

Raye I am so sorry I just now found out about your passing. You were always a friend and I appreciate when you were there for me when no one else was. May you Fly High up there in Heaven. R.I.P RAYE RAYE. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALOT OF PEOPLE. GOD BLESS

Misty Lynn

March 9, 2019

I will miss you.

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Biography

Raye Nell Wheeler, 70, passed away, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, after a courageous battle against COPD/Lung Cancer.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will take place at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 15, within the Chapel of Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, in Haughton, LA.

Raye was born, Friday, December 17, 1948, unto Raymond & Florence Moss, in Shreveport. As a child, she enjoyed spending time in Bellwood, LA with her Aunt Izzy. She developed a love for sports early on and played basketball at her Alma Matter, Fair Park High, in Shreveport.

Soon after, she entered telecommunications obtaining gainful employment with Bell South, as an Electronic Technician. Along the way, one of her proudest moments was being awarded the position of Secretary and Treasurer, as a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Raye Nell was a pioneer for other women, as there were few in those industry positions during that era. She retired from Bell South after having logged over 32 years with the company. Later she enjoyed taking on a field Sale Representative Position with The Watkins Company enlightening people of their array of amazing products.

However, the one job she always claimed as her favorite, was the one with the title of: Grandma. She loved spending as much time as possible with her only Daughter, Melissa and her husband, Robert and their daughters. She loved watching her grandkids grow up and always supported them with a smile, hug, and words of encouragement. She always managed to show up for holidays, no matter how far. She would Waltz Across Texas for her grandchildren’s birthdays!

Along the way, she loved spending time with her sister, “Sam” and all their friends in the Lake Bistineau Community, along with ALL the activities and festivities that went along with that. Boating, Chili Cook offs, gumbo cook offs, Dart League competitions, were but a few of the highlights you could find her smack dap in the middle of it all. She even hopped in on an opportunity to be part of a ladies group that published a Lake Bistineau Cookbook. Or, just hanging out and reading a good book. In addition to all that, she was a proud member of the American Legion Axillary.

But come football season, you could bet on finding her in front of the TV on Saturdays and Sundays both, glued to her beloved LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints---WHO DAT ! Unquestionably, her dear friend and faithful companion was always right by her side, providing support and comfort, her dog, Wren.
Raye Nell was preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Melissa (& Robert) Hood; her grandchildren: Haley Marie Hood, and Caitlin Kennedy Hood; her two brothers: Doug ( & Glenda) Moss, and John R. Moss; and her sister: Shirley Dixon, her nieces: Cheryl, Monica, Lauren; a nephew: Jeff; and her furry friend: Wren. Additionally she will be missed by a ‘Slough’ of others.