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Willie James Rachal Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the age of 49. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 22, 1968. Preceded in death by his father Willie J. Rachal Sr. He is survived by his loving devoted mother Shirley D. Rachal, wife Lenika Simien Rachal and three children Dylan James Rachal, Victoria Gabriel and Nicholas Gabriel. He leaves behind 5 sisters, Susan Lewis, Diane Fontenette, Maureen Cadres (Rory), Karen Richardson (Michael), Janet R. Thomas (Harlan). Willie was beloved by his nieces and nephews Roland and Alexis Lewis, Rachal Cadres, Jordan and Claire Thomas and Kayla Richardson in addition to a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves behind his devoted best friend Julius Hunter. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who shared their sympathy and condolences during this very difficult time. Willie will truly be missed by many.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil Street, Gretna, LA 70053 on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:00am. Visitation will begin at 9:00am. Interment: Private. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign online guestbook.