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Mary Loretta Malveaux Rachal

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Mary Loretta Malveaux Rachal

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church for Mary Loretta Malveaux Rachal, 76, retired educator, community advocate and homemaker, whose true vocation in life was serving as a compassionate encourager to everyone she met, passed away July 2, 2014 at Lafayette General Hospital.

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

Mary Loretta Rachal is survived by daughters, Lori Rachal Louis (Patrick) of Birmingham, Alabama, Janelle Rachal Eskridge (Reginald) of Memphis, Tennessee; son, Cornell Rachal (Kenya) of Ridgeland, Mississippi; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick and Kathryn Louis, Reginald and Anthony Eskridge and Joseph and Ava Rachal; four sisters, Doris Readore, Sedonia Villery, Audrey Thibodeaux and Judy Pervine; one brother John Malveaux; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Mrs. Rachal was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Merle Rachal, who passed away only one month prior; son, Joseph Randall Rachal; grandson, Christian Gabriel Eskridge; her parents, Walter Malveaux and Orelia Thierry Malveaux; one brother and three sisters.

Visitation will be held at Syrie Funeral Home on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Syrie Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA.

Published in the The Advertiser on July 4, 2014
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