You have my sincerest condolences. Rochelle was a great friend, terrific coworker and one of my beloved retirees. I was always encouraged by her big, bright smile, her wonderful attitude as well as her ability to reframe positive circumstances and people in a positive light - a gift so few have. Whenever I need to reframe, I always say I'm channeling my inner Rochelle. What an indelible mark she left on my life!
Love and prayers,
I worked closely with Rochelle during her tenure at First Union and was blessed to experience her enthusiasm and her warmth. Meals with Kathy and Rochelle were always the highlight of my trips to Atlanta.
Rochelle's contributions to the EAP field were many and her friendship was a gift she gave so freely. Condolences to Kathy and to all in Rochelle's family.
I recall the day I interviewed Rochelle and hired her at First Union for the first EAP position in the Georgia office. Her smile and warmth won me over. After our First Union days we stayed in touch having dinner annually with our buddy Lizzie. An angel in heaven!
My deepest sympathy to Kathy, family and friends
Rochelle, we love you as you loved others, with your whole heart
I worked with Rochelle at First Union/Wachovia in the Employee Assistance Program and I'll never forget her welcoming, gentle spirit nor her constant smile and calming presence. Rochelle was a joy to work with, and an inspiration to me on my journey out of the closet, though I never told her. I'll never forget a joyous reunion we shared, years after we were coworkers, as I marched with my church at Atlanta's Pride Parade and she called my name and we hugged and laughed together. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends, especially Kathy. She will be sorely missed!
I did not know Rochelle long, but I considered her and Kathy part of my family. She was a lover of life and refused to take a backseat because of her illness. She fought the good fight and I admire her strength.
Rochelle was a person who could brighten up the worst of days with her bright cheery voice and wonderful smile. She always had a positive outlook on everything and was there to lend a helping hand when needed. She was definitely loved and will be greatly missed!!
Deborah Davis (Occupational Health Nurse)
I will miss Rochelle, her smile, her genuine friendliness and positive outlook. She truely was an outstanding EAP Professional and friend!
Rochelle was the sunshine in our office and her smile brightened everyone's day. I am honored to have had her as a friend. She will be truly missed.
It's a blessing to me to have known Rochelle and how much she loved her family, friends, life, her work and the beach.
Rochelle was a friend and a colleague. She had a ready laugh and always filled a room with energy. What a loss. Allan Kennedy
Rochelle was such a dear person and friend. I will always remember her holding my infant son at a coffee house weeks before her diagnosis. Rest my friend.
Rochelle will be remembered for her positive outlook and infectious smile. My sincere condolences for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. We valued Rochelle as a coworker and friend. May God bless you and watch over all of her family and friends during this difficult time.
Rochelle was a shining star and a blessing to many. She will be missed. May God comfort you during this time of grief.
It was an honor to work with Rochelle in the Employee Assistance profession. She was a treasured team mate at First Union/Wachovia/now Wells Fargo. She helped many and brought her love of life to others including her colleagues. Rochelle was always so uplifting to be around. She will be missed.
Christine Jones, Ansbach, Germany
I second what Laurie had to say - Rochelle was one of the bright lights around us, and with Kathy and Rochelle in the room, the light was blinding! I send my heartfelt love and sympathy as do Jeff and Teddy. Rochelle will be indeed missed, but take some measure of comfort in the fact she'll always be alive, with a big smile, in the thoughts of those who had the good fortune to know her.
Rochelle was a lovely person who brightened the life of everyone she touched and she'll be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the rest of Rochelle's family.
Im sorry for your lost. May your family rely on God in this time of grief.