Rachel Mae Vila
August 4, 1931 – April 7, 2018
Rachel Mae Vila, 86, died on April 7th 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Heaven welcomed a new angel when, Rachel “Mamaw” Vila, surrounded by her children, was released from her suffering.
Rachel was preceded in death by Luis Cesar Vila Sr, her husband of 55 years, granddaughter Jenny Ann Vila, mother, Alice M. Webster, father, Milton A. Correll, and great granddaughter, Ella Grace Kellam. Left to mourn are her children: Maxine Forrester (Mark), Daisy Mooneyhan (Asa), Luis Vila (Amor), Joseph Vila and sister, Esther Sims. Rachel was blessed with ten grandchildren: Lisa, Heather, Megan, Rachel, Rebecca, Luis, Jacob, Jordan, Chloe and Tristian along with 18 great-grandchildren.
Our dear mother was a woman of great wisdom. The love of her family was selfless. Her greatest joy, caring for children, was boundless even amongst her greatest struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Rachel was a home maker by choice. She had an immense talent for sewing, design and cooking. She will be most remembered though for her sweet, angelic nature. She is our family’s strength, hope and courage.
"Rest now Mama. Your work here is done but the journey for you continues. We will live the void of missing you, now and forever. Until we meet again know that your family loves you. There will never be another spirit like yours.”
Our family would like to thank the staff at Hampton Luxury Villas and Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care of our mother.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207. The funeral service will follow at 2:00pm at the funeral home on Friday, April 13, 2018 along with interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
HARDAGE-GIDDENS GREENLAWN FUNERAL HOME, 4300 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207, is serving the family.
- Maxine Forrester (Mark), Daughter
- Daisy Mooneyhan (Asa), Daughter
- Luis Vila (Amor), Son
- Joseph Vila, Son
- Esther Sims, Sister
- Rachel was blessed with ten grandchildren: Lisa, Heather, Megan, Rachel, Rebecca, Luis, Jacob, Jordan, Chloe and Tristian along with 18 great-grandchildren.
- Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
- Interment Friday, April 13, 2018
Rachel Mae Vila
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April 21, 2018
I know how close you were to your mother so I wanted to offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow.