Rhonda Lee Lakin

Passed 09/08/2023


Obituary For Rhonda Lee Lakin

Rhonda Lee Lakin, of Saint Louis, MO passed away Friday, September 8, 2023, at the age of 67. Beloved wife of Marc Lakin; cherished daughter of the Late Ron and Lela Smith. Devoted mother of Valerie (Marvin) Spiller, Jamie (Katrina) Hart, and Michelle (Josiah) Miller. Loving grandmother of Yolanda, Lajuan, Ireyion, Brian, Jeremiah, Malik, and Christian; Great grandmother of Ny’Robi, and KaiLei’a; Sister of LeAnne, Amanda, the late Greg Smith, and late Brian Smith; Aunt to Emily Smith, Aidan Smith, and the late Nicholas Smith; Devoted friend, and bonus mom to many.

Rhonda had the most fulfilling job of being a mother of daughters. Rhonda’s working career consisted of early years working for her family’s yellow pages business, later working for McDonnell Douglas, and recently working for non-profits such as Meal on Wheels and other various charity organizations. Rhonda loved camping, float trips, music, and reading. She loved people and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Celebration of Life reception will be Friday September 15, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 3515 Shackelford Rd., Florissant, MO 63031. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. There will be a donation box at the celebration of life reception. All monies will be distributed to the charities and organizations Rhonda was passionate for.

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  • 01/05/2024

    my grandmother was an amazing person who was loved so much and she didn't deserve what she went through. I lover her so much and I miss her but I know she is a better place now.

  • 09/14/2023

  • 09/14/2023

    Rhonda's laughter was deep and heartfelt, infectious to any space she inhabited, and filled with so much love and truth. A great void now exists with her passing and we are blessed with her memory. She is free. She is a beacon of light for us all in days to come. Love surrounds us all in her eyes and everlasting presence.

  • 09/14/2023

    Aunt Rhonda was a strong support for Uncle Marc and a quiet voice of refreshing and often humorous wisdom, elevating the truth to a work of art. She often made her keen insights palatable somehow. It's rare for such a keen, searching wit to be so pleasant and leave such a sweet aftertaste, but that was a gift my beautiful Aunt Rhonda had. She was very kind. And I thank God for the blessing she was to my beloved Uncle Marc and to our entire family. She seemed to be "the salt of the earth." I'm so thankful to have known her! She sent our youngest child, Victoria Grace, a blanket she had knitted. It is a treasure. She was so kind like that. She went with Marc to visit my grieving mother after my father passed away. They were very kind and augmented each other's kindness in very meaningful ways. I thank God for the blessing Aunt Rhonda was to our family, to Uncle Marc, to my mother in her grief, and to so many. She was a saint. I'm so thankful not only for the gift of having her as my aunt, but also to see how much she inspired others to know there is no doubt, but that she has now entered into a beautiful place of rest with the father. Thank You, Lord, for the beautiful soul now entered into eternity, whose many hidden acts of extreme kindness have inspired others with the genuine blessing she made her soul into in this world. What a blessing she was, how inspiring, how kind. Thank You, for letting us have her in our lives...

  • 09/13/2023

    Rhonda was loved so much and I felt it vividly through the words and feelings that Jamie shared with me so often. I am so sorry for the loss of what is a such an amazing grandma, mom, friend, and daughter. Praying for everyone's peace and comfort.

  • 09/13/2023

    We are deeply saddened by Aunt Rhonda's passing. Her smile always lit up the room. What a sweet, kind, wonderful woman who will be truly missed. Loving you all, dear family, and wishing we could be there. Love, Jenni, Lily, and Eric

  • 09/13/2023

    My Grandma was a person of many talents and loved by all who she came in contact with. Her honest heart and generous spirit made her one of a kind. She was not only my grandmother but my dearest friend. Love you 🥰


  • 5 TREES

    Laura Smith planted 5 trees in memory of Rhonda Lee Lakin . - 09/14/2023

  • Sweet Moments

    Stephen Doolen sent Sweet Moments for Rhonda Lee Lakin - 09/13/2023

    Deepest condolences from cousins Steve & Carla Doolen, Bill & Ruth Doolen, and Terri & John Moscan.

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