OBITUARY

Sheila Kay Miller Rather

September 24, 1963January 9, 2019
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Sheila K. Miller Rather, 55 of Holmwood, passed away on January 9, 2019. She has fought a courageous fight for the past 10 years and is now resting in the arms of her Loving Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was the daughter of the late Laten and Betty Miller, was born on September 24, 1963 in Lake Charles. Sheila graduated from LaGrange High and attended Glad Tiding Church in Lake Charles for the last 20 years. She was employed by the CPSB for many years as an aide and worked at BCHS the last years until she was forced into medical disability. She loved her job, her students and her co-workers dearly. She was a loving wife, mother, MeMe, Sister, Sister In law, cousin, friend and Nanny to many.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Gerald K. Rather; sons, Michael (Megan), Tyler (Emily) Rather and granddaughter Ava Grace; one sister, Pam M. Hymel (Wendell); two brothers, Lynn (Liz) and David (Janet) Miller all of Lake Charles; father in law, Bill Rather; sister in law, Sheila Rather both of Sulphur many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in which she loved dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her mother in law, Marjorie Rather; brother in laws, Bill Walker and Doug Rather; sister in laws, Billie Rather, Brenda Martin.

Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will resume at 8:00 am on Friday, January 11, 2019. Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest near her parents at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Gerald K. Rather; sons, Michael (Megan), Tyler (Emily) Rather and granddaughter Ava Grace; one sister, Pam M. Hymel (Wendell); two brothers, Lynn (Liz) and David (Janet) Miller all of Lake Charles; father in law, Bill Rather; sister in law, Sheila Rather both of Sulphur many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in which she loved dearly.

    She is preceded in death by her parents; her mother in law, Marjorie Rather; brother in laws, Bill Walker and Doug Rather; sister in laws, Billie Rather, Brenda Martin.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua Miller, Pallbearer
  • Jerred Hymel, Pallbearer
  • Zach Miller, Pallbearer
  • Joe Wolfe, Pallbearer
  • Steven Richard, Pallbearer
  • Randy Liprie, Pallbearer
  • Jaden Wolfe, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Manual, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dicky Soileau, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sheila Kay Miller Rather

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Denny & Patty Primeaux

January 23, 2019

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you all. May faith and loving memories carry you through this difficult time and may she Rest in Peace in God's Heavenly Home.

Pamela Hymel

January 19, 2019

My sister words can not express how much I loved you and how much i am missing you. I am so sorry i couldnt always be there for you like you needed me. I cant wait til the day i can be with you, mom & dad again. Until we meet again. 👄❤💋

James and Shirley Canter

January 11, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We dearly loved Shelia, good neighbor and friend. God Bless all of you.

Vanessa Thibodeaux-Heuvelman

January 11, 2019

Another class mate gone so young. Rest In Peace Sheila. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort during this difficult time. Prayers for all of you.

elizabeth riley

January 10, 2019

You were like a part of my family, like a sister to me, you were always their for me when I needed a baby sitter for my son, your family was my family. I am very sad to see this happened to you and your family rest in peace.” Sheila Miller I love you my friend

Florina Bergeron

January 10, 2019

RIP! She will be missed
I met Sheila at my sister n law house Lisa Bryan. She and Lisa are partying together. Prayers her family..

Ann Ihli

January 10, 2019

I first met Shelia when we were students at F. K. White and graduated from LaGrange with her. I will always remember Sheila as a sweet and kind person. She was beautiful inside and out. My prayers go out to all who knew and loved her, may she Rest In Peace in the arms of her Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ, and let His Perpetual Light shine upon her.

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Sheila's 1st Easter

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Sheila's 1st Easter

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Don't touch me Pam

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1968

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Dicky Soileau & Sheila (Pinky)
August 1968 - Western Drive

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Sheila's 1st Communion

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4 Years Old

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1st Grade

Biography

Sheila K. Miller Rather, 55 of Holmwood, passed away on January 9, 2019. She has fought a courageous fight for the past 10 years and is now resting in the arms of her Loving Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was the daughter of the late Laten and Betty Miller, was born on September 24, 1963 in Lake Charles. Sheila graduated from LaGrange High and attended Glad Tiding Church in Lake Charles for the last 20 years. She was employed by the CPSB for many years as an aide and worked at BCHS the last years until she was forced into medical disability. She loved her job, her students and her co-workers dearly. She was a loving wife, mother, MeMe, Sister, Sister In law, cousin, friend and Nanny to many.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Gerald K. Rather; sons, Michael (Megan), Tyler (Emily) Rather and granddaughter Ava Grace; one sister, Pam M. Hymel (Wendell); two brothers, Lynn (Liz) and David (Janet) Miller all of Lake Charles; father in law, Bill Rather; sister in law, Sheila Rather both of Sulphur many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in which she loved dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her mother in law, Marjorie Rather; brother in laws, Bill Walker and Doug Rather; sister in laws, Billie Rather, Brenda Martin.

Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will resume at 8:00 am on Friday, January 11, 2019. Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest near her parents at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.