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Joseph Rachal

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Joseph Merle Rachal


Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for Joseph Merle Rachal, 79, retired Brick Mason, Army Veteran, Homebuilder, Caregiver and active Grandfather, who died May 29, 2014 at Lafayette General Hospital.

Entombment will be in the Mary Mausoleum at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Cemetery.

Joseph M. Rachal is survived by his wife, Mary Loretta Rachal; daughters, Lori Rachal Louis (Patrick) of Birmingham, Alabama, Janelle Rachal Eskridge (Reginald) of Memphis, Tennessee; son, Cornell Rachal (Kenya Key) of Ridgeland, Mississippi; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick and Kathryn Louis, Reginald and Anthony Eskridge and Joseph and Ava Rachal; one sister, Elnora Stelly; two brothers, Francis Rachal and Paul Rachal; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Mr. Rachal was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Randall Rachal; his grandson, Christian Gabriel Eskridge; his parents, Joseph Kilrin Rachal and Lovenia Pitre Rachal; three brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m. (A rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m.)

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane at or via check at P.O. Box 1547, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1547 or to the Inseparable Friends Benevolent Society via check at I.F.B.S. Lodge, 6240 Hwy 31, Opelousas, LA 70570.

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Syrie Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of arrangements

Published in the The Advertiser on June 8, 2014
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