March 26, 1944- June 27, 2020
Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice Massey Rachal will be Wednesday, July 1 at 10 am at United Baptist Church of Campti with Bro. Mike Honzell officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Fairview Alpha. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at 7687 LA-9, Campti.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Jay Massey, Wesley Ebert, Taylor Norris, Chad Fredieu, James Caskey and Troy Gardner.
Alice Massey Rachal, 76, and a resident of Campti, was born March 26, 1944, in Flora to Inez and Alfred Massey. She passed away in Natchitoches Saturday, June 27, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Inez Crow; father, Alfred Massey; and nephew, Freddie Massey.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Doug Rachal Jr. and wife Patti; two grandsons, Trey Rachal and wife Andrea and Zachary Rachal and fiancée Amanda; two great-granddaughters, Alayna and Aubree Rachal; and step great-grandson, Brentley Vise, all of Campti; brother, Jerry Massey and wife Martha; niece, Valeria Shivers and husband Brent; and nephew, Jay Massey and wife April, all of Utica, Ken.; and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Alice was an active member of several organizations including International Reading Association, LASE, LASAFAP, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Delta Kappa and Red Hats Sisters Club of Natchitoches Parish. She is an alumnus of Northwestern State University, graduating with a Masters +30 in education. She was also involved in several public relations, program developments and professional services in the educational field.
Alice had a love for teaching and working in education, committed and dedicated since the summer of 1967 where she started as a remedial reading teacher at Natchitoches Central High School. She went on to teach and supervise in various job titles throughout the years. Her last job was as the Director of Federal Programs in Natchitoches from 1987 – 2003. She also enjoyed playing pokeno and mahjong in her spare time.
She will be dearly missed by those who loved and knew her.