Our beautiful Rachael has an amazing spirit. Her laughter was contiguous, she laughed often and loved with every fiber of her being. Our Rachael had a way of wrapping you in her love, you just knew that everything was going to be OK. Rachael would light up a room when she entered. Our Rachael was a special gift, given not just to her Daddy and I, but to the world. Rachael loved our Lord and was not afraid to let the entire world know. She was fun, quirky, a little bit dark, a whole lot of love, a sunbeam, no, she was our Rae of Sunshine. Rachael loved with every fiber of her being, and she was not afraid to let you know it. If something or someone was different, Rachael was drawn to it/them. Rachael is best described as someone who loved to read her Bible, watch Harry Potter then go play a hilarious game of Cards Against Humanity. Rachael had a way of making you feel special. It didn’t matter if you were the CEO, a doctor or the janitor, she treated everyone the same. That’s not true. If you were the janitor, or someone she felt was left out or got overlooked, she would pay you a little extra attention. She wanted everyone to know that they were special and mattered. She appreciated you. Our family is huge because of Rachael’s cancer journey, Rachael would have wanted the St. Jude Angels to be honored at her services and they will be. Chemo and losing a child is much the same, Chemo destroys the immune system to the brink of death to kill the cancer and then the immune system hopefully builds back and the cancer is replaced with good cells. When we lose child, we lose a piece of our heart, we then pray that our heart build back before it happens again. In eight years, we have had relationships with about 40 children that Rachael is singing and dancing with today. We are trying to rebuild our hearts. There were so, so many people and organizations that supported us in so many ways, we would like to thank them all. We would like to thank them all but will not name them for fear of missing just one. The Louisiana State Police and Tabor Millien will be her pall bearers. Rachael designed a sticker for Team Rachael, it included a Phoenix because she had to rise from the ashes, a Grey cancer ribbon and her favorite quote from Harry Potter “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light” Rachael was and is our Light, she is here and will be in our hearts forever.
A ceremony celebrating the life of Rachel Elane Lambert will be held on Friday March 6, 2020 at 12 Noon at Healing Place Church Annex; visitation will begin at 10 am. Officiating the service will be Pastor Mike Haman.
Rachael was born on February 12, 1996 and lived all her life in Prairieville, she departed from this life on February 27, 2020 after an eight-year battle with brain cancer. She graduated from Dutchtown High School and River Parish Community College; she was a member of Healing Place Church and St. Jude Cancer Warriors.
She is preceded in death by grandparents Barbara “Granny” Lambert, Wayne “Grandpa” Hobbs and Kathryn Harris.
Survivors include her parents Michael and Shelley Lambert; sisters Roxanne Lasseigne (Chad), their children Caitlyn and Cameron, Doretha Richey (Trey) and their child Sophia, Chelsea Blakeman (Ben) and their child Margaret Elane arriving in August 2020; sisters in heart Ann Smith, Tabor and Courtney Millien; honorary grandparents Robert and Adell Milam, Euna Blakeman, Kevin and Peggy Turner; Godparents Estelle Figueredo and Ricky Braud; special aunts and uncles, Lynda Drake, Sherri and Joseph Couch, Michelle and Tim Lanoux, Alita Lanoux, Estelle and Manny Figueredo; boyfriend Colden Fell; also survived by host of other relatives and friends.
Thanks to St Joseph Hospice, OLOL Children’s Hospital, Dr. Ronnie Bombet, LeBonher Children’s Hospital Memphis, Dr. Greg Armstrong, Dr. Kacie Sims, and Dr. Fredrick Boop; Honeywell Geismar employees, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ronald McDonald House of Memphis family and staff.
Rachael made the following post on Facebook on February 2, 2020.
If you remember anything of me after I leave this world remember that I loved even when it was foolish. That I cared even when it was unwanted. When my body is gone remember my heart.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred; to give a gift of love visit https://www.ilof.com/st-amant/rachael-elane-lambert