Rita Cooley

Rita Cooley (Creel)

Tuesday, October 4th, 1949 - Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Memorial services for Rita Creel Cooley will be at 1PM, Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Tioga First Baptist Church, Pineville, LA with Bro. Tim Hishaw officiating. Visitation will be from 11AM until time of service at 1PM at the church.

Rita Creel Cooley, 71, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Rapides Regional Medical Center. She was a music teacher and organist who loved music. She was a loving and caring mother and loving friend to many.

She was preceded in death by husband, Jerry Cooley; brother, Mike Creel; and parents, Gladys Normand and Shirley Creel.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Brad Cooley; daughter, Amy Bourg and husband Scott; grandson, Preston Cain; sister, Marika Loveless and husband Richard; among countless friends and family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tioga First Baptist Church
    1309 Singer Dr
    PINEVILLE, LA 71360
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Service Only
  • Service

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 1:00pm
    Tioga First Baptist Church
    1309 Singer Dr
    PINEVILLE, LA 71360
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Service Only


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Debby Rushton Franks

Posted at 03:08pm
I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Rita's passing!! My heart hurts for her family and friends. She was such a talented lady! She loved others and enjoyed music, especially playing and teaching piano! She encouraged others to learn music and always shared her love for our Lord! I will be praying for her family!! May God's love comfort you and give you peace! We will meet her again in our heavenly home!! Love, Debby Rushton Franks

Rachel Mercier

Posted at 03:13pm
Deepest sympathy to the family. I have memories of going to school with Rita as well as renewing our friendship at Trinity Baptist Church. I helped her with the children's choir. We became even closer through the years as she taught my grandchildren piano. I know I will see her again in the kingdom of God. Rachel Mercier

Michelle Boyson

Posted at 08:34pm
So sorry for your loss.
Rita was a joy to know. She was a faithful friend to my mother. She taught my nieces piano. One is now doing what she did teaching children how to play and live music 🎶
Love Michelle Boyson

Kristine Joubert

Posted at 07:14pm

Very upset to see this notice about Rita. She worked at the Red River Music Store during many years of going there as myself as a
music teacher in the parish. She taught piano there, played for her church, and I mourn for her!! So sorry!!!

Dewey Lofton

Posted at 06:40pm
Rita was a life long friend and one of the sweetest people I ever knew. RIP my friend. Dewey Lofton

Darlene Rikard Posted at 09:06pm

With much love to all of Rita’s family. We started first grade together and graduated together. She was always such a sweet and caring person! Prayers going up for her friends and family during the coming days. Darlene Rikard

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