2022ObituariesWilma Jean Rachal Harrell

May 11, 2022by SealeUser3

October 29, 1930 ~ May 10, 2022

Wilma Jean Rachal Harrell, 91, of Port Vincent, LA, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Carpenter House, Baton Rouge. Jean was a graduate of Goldonna High School. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers. Also, she loved to camp. Relatives and friends are invited to her home after the funeral for a fellowship meal.  She is survived by her sister, Loree Rachel Clemons; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Harrell; parents, Allie Reed Rachal and Wilmer Joseph Rachal; brother, Henry Rachal; sisters, Luella Rachal Vercher and Molly Rachal Stewart; nephews, J. Shane Clemons, Ronnie Stewart, Bill Stewart, and Joe Rachal. Visitation will be held at Colyell Baptist Church, Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., officiated by Rev. Paul Taylor. Burial will follow in Colyell Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Clemons, Dan Rachal, Rodney Vercher, Cargle Hall, Edward Gore, Chase Lavigne, and Steven Farrah. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Doyle, Perry Schexnader, Bobby Page, Morris Lavigne. During a time like this, we realize how much our family and friends mean to us. Your kind expressions of sympathy will always be remembered. We are very grateful for your support. A special thank you to Wanda Jean Walker, Joan Porche, Dianne Page, Ann and Tommy Gayle, Mark Lobell, Ema Kirkfield, and Linda Chase.




  • Linda Chase

    May 14, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Mrs Jean and Mr Elmer were a wonderful part of the lives of all who knew them. I also have memories of days spent at the Red Top and the beautiful hospitality Mrs Jean always showed her friends. And she had lot of friends. Stopping by to visit with Mrs Jean and Sassy was always a pleasure. She would bake Buck a lemon meringue pie because it was his favorite and send us a pan of cornbread dressing every Thanksgiving. She will be missed by us all. We were blessed to have her for so long. Now she’s back with Elmer and I know they’re both happy in Heaven.


  • Robert Struppeck

    May 12, 2022 at 1:43 am

    My deepest sympathy to the family!
    Mrs Jean was a a major part of our lives in port Vincent! Spent many hours and days with her and mr Elmer on Blind river ! Very special people!


  • Jeff Schexnsider

    May 11, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. I will miss stopping by Mrs Jeans house and sharing stories about my grandparents and the summers I spent with them at the Red Top camp. And the memories I have of Mr Elmer and Mrs Jean such great people. Mrs Jean you will be missed but I know you are in a wonderful place. Rest Easy Mrs Jean. Job well done.
    Jeff Schexnaider


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