A funeral service honoring the life of Rachel Dunn Williamson will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Reverend Tommy Patton of Cypress Baptist Church. A visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place immediately following the service in Forest Park Cemetery, 3700 St. Vincent Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Rachel Dunn Williamson was born August 29, 1928 in Huttig, Arkansas to David S. Nelson and Faye Steenbergen and passed away peacefully, November 8, 2022 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
At 18 years old, she married her first husband, Forrest Dunn. They were married for 40 years and were blessed with 3 children. During that time, she earned her a Bachelor of Arts in education from Centenary College of Louisiana, then she continued her schooling by achieving a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Louisiana Tech University. She spent 35 years with the Caddo Parish School Board serving as the Art and Home Economics Supervisor. She loved her time with the school system and played an instrumental role in starting ArtBreak. In her spare time, she loved to read and travel. During her retirement she spent much of her time pruning and taking care of her flowers in her beautiful garden. She was an artist and enjoyed painting and teaching others to be creative as well.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Nelson; and two sons, James Forrest “Jimmy” Dunn and Robby Dunn.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Linda Turner and husband, Dan; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a soon to be great-great-grandson.
Honoring Rachel as pallbearers will be Sean Dunn, Autry Lowry, Jr., Dr. Jay Turner, Hayden Gatti, Robert Tompkins, and Keptner Sutherland.
The family would like to thank, The Blake in Bossier City and the aids in the Memory Unit for all of their help and love over the past 5 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.