Rhonda Rae Hamilton passed away on January 6, 2020 at the age of 55. She was born in New Orleans, LA on July 10, 1964 to Betty Ann Hamilton and the late M. Kenneth Hamilton. Rhonda graduated from Ursuline Academy and The Charity School of Nursing and she worked as a registered nurse for many years. Rhonda possessed an unparalleled vocabulary, wit, and charm that lit up a room and caused everyone who knew her to love her. As a typical “in the middle” child, she was full of opinions and was quite happy to skillfully articulate those opinions ensuring that we all heard and ultimately agreed with her. Rhonda was formerly married to Joseph Heltz and leaves behind a special friend, Eric Reynolds. She was the loving mother of Leo Donelon III (Shelley), Ryan Donelon, and Skylar Hamilton, step-mother of Nicole Heltz, grandmother of Alex Donelon, and step-grandmother of Claire Barcia. Rhonda was one of five sisters, Paula Hamilton Corbett (Albert), the late Gwen Hamilton, Roxanne Hamilton Lantz (Dan), and Keleigh Hamilton Howell (Christopher). Rhonda also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Rhonda Rae was full of life, full of spunk, and often full of …, all of which made us love her even more. As promised … “She laid down that boogie and played that funky music til she died”.
All relatives and friends of Rhonda are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 with visitation beginning at 11:30 AM followed by a Memorial Service at 1:30 PM. A private burial will be at a later date.
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