February 12, 1997 – January 19, 2020
My dearest Rachel. This is not Goodbye, it is only the beginning. I look forward to the day that I will once again see the smiling face we have all come to adore. I will miss the times that we spent discussing Bible prophecy and watching The Patriots play. I will cherish the moments we have had until I come to the loving arms of Christ and see you again. I know you are with Him now home and safe. Love, Dad My beautiful Rachel, your laugh was explosive and contagious, and your smile would light up a room. Your heart loved without ending and your loyalty to your family and friends was unmatched. I loved our adventures and rides down the country roads listening to Dirt Road Anthem! You are the most determined person I have ever known. Your independence has always been so strong, but not as strong as your mommy’s love. I love you so much, and through God’s truth and promise we will be together again. Love, Mom My big sister Rachel, I loved it when we would have sleep overs in my room, and we would talk for hours on end and we could stay up all night. Love you so much, Jesi I loved it when I would just hang out with my big sister and she would do my hair and make up and we would listen to country music and talk. I love you Rachel. Love, Sami Rachel, my favorite thing about you was your laugh! It was so loud and contagious, and a little aggressive! Every time you laughed the room would light up and you couldn’t help but to laugh with you! You were always strong and I am so lucky to call you my sister. I love you. Love, Hannah Rachel, when we were kids and there was a tornado we would either go in the basement or in that one hallway and we would always hold each other and just in case something bad were to happen we would make sure the last thing we said to each other was I love you. Love, Faith Rachel was a loving, outgoing, sociable person. She liked meeting new people and she loved hanging out with her close friends. But one memory that I always come back to is when we were kids and sitting around the Christmas tree. We were all so excited to open each others gifts and spend the day together. Well, it came time to where Rachel had to open the gift I got for her, she proceeded to open her gift, took one look at it and hurled! You were sick, but the look you gave just before was a look that I still think and laugh about to this day! Rachel, we have laughed at this memory with each other may times! I will love and miss you my sister! We had a lot of adventures, we went on to Turkey Run and camping, amusement parks, cross country trips in a tight mini van arguing and bickering over who is picking the next movie! I love you Rachel, I miss the talks and fun we would have! It was easy to just blow off steam talking about whatever was on our minds. I love you so much! I will miss you for only a short while until we meet up and walk those golden streets together. Until then, have fun in Heaven sis. I love you, Robby Rachel, I really just don’t even know where to start, I’m gonna miss so many things from dance parties to just listening to music together on the phone, our late night walks whenever we got to be together, your sense of humor, we could always just laugh! This is so hard. We would send songs, a lot of songs, because we both knew that when there were no words, there was music, she loved music, just like me. The last song you sent me was more to life by Staci Orrico. Our shared love of tattoos! Without fail whenever we each got one we were on video chat! I’m just gonna miss being there for you, because we went through a lot of the same things, and you knew I knew how you felt, because though I wasn’t able to be there in person. Most of the time we had that mental connection, like we shared a brain! I love you forever, Heather
- Visitaton Monday, January 27, 2020
- Funeral Celebration Monday, January 27, 2020
January 28, 2020
We always had a great time together laughing and talking I love you so much I wish you had od talked to me and let me know how you were feeling we were just together you will always be in my thoughts and prayers love always
January 27, 2020
Rachel my dear... I always knew you were a strong willed mami. I never gave up on you, even when you thought you were at the lowest point in your life. I always reminded you of your worth - because I knew you deserved it. I am more than grateful to share books of memories with you. It hurts my heart to see you go. You’ve been my bestie for years & always understood me. Our birthdays have always been so close & you felt like a sister to me. I will never stop loving you. I have felt you every day. My blessings go out to ALL of your family, blood or not. You have made a huge impact on everyone, including me & I hope you know how special you were to us. I love you sis. So naturally beautiful. My favorite baddie with the sassiest attitude! Always kept it real. I can’t wait to see you again.
January 24, 2020
I thank god for blessing me with the time I had with you in this life. There are so many memories just in the short time we had together. You were my best friend and the light you brought to my life during such a hard time was unmatchable. When you left for Vegas I was heart broken and i will forever wish I had reached out to you. Our friendship was rare and so special to me. I am forever going to miss you. I’ll never forget your laugh and I’ll always think of your smile. My prayers and thoughts are with all of your family and friends. Rest easy my love. Until we meet again ❤️
January 23, 2020
It's hard to express this, god brought you into my life for a reason the day i met you, we talked for hours about life me having my first child and how she's gonna be a beautiful child. I never understood why these things happen you where a beautiful soul you brought you to my life for the time we shared even had argued, that life is good and people do love you. You where a good person i seen the best in you. And rouge gonna miss you. God bless your family
January 23, 2020
There’s very few people ive met in life that have the impact Rachel had on my life. Your smile and your upbeat personality could light up even the darkest of rooms and I’m so thankful for the time we got to spend together. My favorite moments were when we would watch movies and draw pictures for hours and hours on end, your creativity and your inspiration for art was contagious. You were always a friend when I needed someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on. Getting to know you and getting to spend time with you was truly a blessing in my life and I will never ever forget the laughs and the cries and all the memories we shared. You will live on through all the great memories you’ve made and all the lives you touched. Gone but never ever forgotten
-love always, Curt Shinn
January 23, 2020
Rachel and I were best friends in high school and we always had each other’s back, we were there for each other through the bad and good times. Her laugh was so contagious it made the whole room light up. One of my favorite memories was always driving to cosmetology school together and catch each other up on how our day went, singing loudly and just crying from laughter. My condolences go out to the family and Rachel, may you Rest In Peace.
January 22, 2020
The most grateful memory I have was when we were reunited and met each other, I had been away from the family so long that you had grown up from the baby I remember to the young woman about to graduate high school. Despite my awkwardness and insecurities you loved me with open arms, I wish I could of been there more for you like you were there for me. Dance with the angels baby girl. Aunt T.