Nadine Marie Rachal was born on March 3, 1955 to John "Buddy" Rachal, Jr. and the late Eloise Rachal. Her father then married the late Stanislaus "Stancy" DePass Rachal who raised Nadine along with her four sisters and three brothers. Nadine passed away on June 14, 2020 at the age of 65. Nadine was a beautiful and kind person. She was always willing to help anyone who needed her assistance. Having a keen interest in politics and civic affairs, Nadine met and married her soulmate, Dalton Savwoir, Jr. They were married for sixteen years. and together they attended many community events, social and political functions over the years. Nadine was a trailblazer who integrated St. Rose de Lima Elementary School 3rd grade where she excelled academically. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Broadcasting in 1977 from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Nadine has family roots on both sides in Natchitoches. She continued as a trailblazer in her professional career as an Advertising/Sales Account Executive for thirty-five years at the Times Picayune in New Orleans. She was an avid reader and demonstrated great public relations and people skills. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was also a member of St. Raymond/ St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Nadine Marie Rachal is survived by her husband, Dalton Savwoir, Jr.; siblings, Cheryl A. Rachal, Lynn R. Hudson, John Rachal, III (Denise), Nancy R. King (Anthony), Arnold L. Rachal, Sr. (Nicole), Regina R. Cotton (Malcolm) and Raymond J. Rachal, Sr. (Maria); step children, Grant and Macy Savwoir. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. May she rest in peace! Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. James Major Catholic Church, 3736 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11 AM, Rev. Michael M. Labre, Celebrant. Interment St. Louis No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Avenue. Visitation 10 AM IN THE CHURCH. EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO ALL COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
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