Rachel Lee Johnson

Henderson – Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for Rachel Lee Blanchard Johnson, 40, who passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Fr. Chanh Nguyen, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, officiated at the funeral Mass. Readers were Kerry Breaux and Tina Suire.

Rachel enjoyed reading, computer games, crossword puzzles and crocheting. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Rachel’s children always came first in her life and she loved them unconditionally.

Survivors include her companion, Bryon Guidry of Henderson; three sons, Jonathan Blanchard, Jude Johnson and Jacob Guidry, all of Henderson; three daughters, Joanna Wiltz of Cecilia, and Jenna Johnson and Jaylin Guidry, both of Henderson; her father, John Blanchard Sr. of Henderson; one brother, John Blanchard Jr. of New Iberia; and two sisters, Brittny Huval and her husband Lloyd Jr. of Henderson, and Mitzi Robicheaux and her husband Anthony of Cecilia.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joanna M. Blanchard; and her husband, Alphonse Johnson.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Pallbearers were John Blanchard Jr., Lennis Bellot, Kelly Latiolais, Randy Latiolais, Jude Johnson and Jonathan Blanchard.

Honorary pallbearer was her father, John Blanchard Sr.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Henderson was in charge of arrangements.

To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.

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