In memory of
Rachel Elaine Monahan
Rachel Elaine Monahan was born January 3, 1945 in Jonesboro, Louisiana and passed peacefully into the bosom of her Lord on Oct. 5, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Her father was an itinerant minister, so she lived in various locations in East Texas, finally settling in Lufkin, where she met her husband Frank. She earned a B.S. Degree in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin University, followed by a Pastoral Counseling Certification from the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling, and counseled numerous clients dealing with troubled relationships after they moved to Shreveport. She was a member of Church at Red River Non-denominational Church in Shreveport. Rachel was predeceased by her parents, Thomas T. Dykes and Ruby (Wright) Dykes, and a brother, David Leon Dykes. She is survived by her loving husband of 12 years Frank J. Monahan of Shreveport; daughters Nila Bartley and husband Sherman of Lufkin; Jennifer Graham and partner Melissa Schwab of Denver, CO; brother James Luther Dykes of Abilene; sisters, Rev. Shirley Fay Hickman of Edinburg and Martha Lou Thomas of Lufkin. A celebration of Rachel's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Calvary Chapel, 105 Holmes Road in Lufkin. In lieu of flowers please consider an offering to Calvary Chapel in her name. "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:7) "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" (2 Tim. 4:7)
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