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Rachel J. Hohenberg

November 16, 1980
Rachel J. Hohenberg
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Obituary for Rachel J. Hohenberg

Rachel Joyner Hohenberg was born on November 16, 1980, to her smitten parents, Julien and Sarah Hohenberg. A stunningly beautiful child, she was hilarious yet serious, charming, fun-loving, sensitive, intelligent, generous, wise, and fiercely loving and loyal. And she remained that source of light throughout her life.

Sarah and Julien showered their child with love, and Rachel was without question the very center of the rarified home in which she was raised, referred to by all as “the Penthouse.” Extended family, friends, and the steady stream of visitors doted on Rachel who accepted their attention with equanimity but never expectation. As a young girl with her family at Sea World, she attracted the attention of the staff who asked Julien and Sarah if Rachel could be called up to participate in the Shamu demonstration. The killer whale gliding at her feet, Rachel stood calmly waterside with the trainer who asked questions like her name and age which she answered with the dignity due the occasion. When asked “where do you live?” she replied, “the Penthouse.”

Surrounded by love at an early age, Rachel radiated that right back to those she held closest. She was gifted with an uncanny ability to intuit the emotions of her family and friends and naturally knew how to respond. She felt “most ok” only when everyone else did. Not surprisingly, Rachel had many, many friends a world-class “gal pal.”

Rachel is just the kind of person destined to be a cheerleader, and that she was at White Station High School from which she graduated. She loved cheering; she loved being part of the team sisterhood; she loved her teammates themselves; and she loved lifting spirits.

A committed and accomplished student, after White Station, Rachel went to Rollins College and thence to the University of Massachusetts in Boston where she got a Master’s Degree.

The joy of Rachel’s life occurred with the birth of her son, Miles Miller on April 7, 2020. It’s good and right that his name rhymes with smiles, as his happy expression cheers up everyone around him. In that beam of light and love, Rachel’s radiance carries on.

Rachel was preceded in death by her father Julien Hohenberg, and she leaves behind to celebrate her memory her mother Sarah Hohenberg, her siblings Juliet “Gigi” Wischmeyer, Laetitia Hohenberg, Adam Hohenberg, Mary M.G. Hohenberg, and Jason Hohenberg, and her child Miles Miller, along with many other beloved family members and multitudes of friends.

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901)379-0861

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1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
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