Amy Rebecca Tynes Tobin, 44, passed away peacefully Oct. 23, 2019, in the comfort of her childhood home with her family by her side. Appropriately, this was the anniversary of her Baptism.
Amy graduated from Natchitoches Central and LSUA with double majors in history and psychology. During school, she worked at Pinecrest Development Center in the equine therapy program. Having worked the carriages in Natchitoches for many years, she conned her mom into buying the business and Natchitoches Carriage Company was born. This was her pride and joy and she worked every minute that she could up until her health failed and the harnesses were too heavy to lift.
Amy was preceded in death by an infant son, Nathan Chance Hastings; her maternal grandparents, Ervin and Pat Schelette; paternal grandparents, C.V. and Dorothy Tynes; and beloved uncle, Jimmy Schelette.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Tobin; children, Austin Johnson, Jeremy Johnson and Amara Hastings; precious granddaughter, Scarlett; mother and step-father, Gail and Joe Culpepper; father and step-mother, Donald and Sandra Tynes; father- and mother-in-law, Tom and Sharon Tobin; and grandmother-in-law, Ginny Tobin. Last but not least, her beloved Sampson, the carriage horse who had her whole heart.
Amy had always wanted to start a program called the “Last Mile”, where a horse-drawn carriage would take the deceased the last mile to the cemetery. Sampson will have the honor Sunday.
The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A mass will be at 2 pm Sunday, Oct. 27 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church on Old River with the Rev. Charlie Ray serving as celebrant.
Pallbearers will be Shane LaCaze, Kenny Emrick, Mike LaCaze, David Dobson, Scott Foshee and Ralph Maggio.
Honorary pallbearer will be her life-long friend, Jeff Rachal.