Jarret Ranel


“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 “Birds flying high you know how I feel. Sun in the sky you know how I feel. Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel. It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me and I'm feeling good.”– Nina Simone Graveside services will be held at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Farenzie Cemetery, Colfax, LA. Jarret Jamal Ranel entered the world with great purpose on October 31, 1986. He graduated with honors from Peabody High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Polk, La and Fort Drum, New York. He was awarded numerous medals for his service. Jarret is survived by his 5 beautiful children, Tiana Ranel, Skyla Ranel, Kameron Ranel, Jarret Jr. and Amilyah Johnson. He is also survived by both parents both Rev. Darrell Ranel, Rev. Nettie Ranel, siblings SSG. Steven Ranel of Pineville, La, LaShonda Smith of Austin, Texas, Darrell Ranel Jr. of Baton Rouge, Joshua Hayward and Alexis Dubreuil, paternal grandmother Irene Ranel of Baton Rouge, La., maternal grandfather Louis Anthony, and host of loving cousins, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and friends. Jarret had a passion for music and sang every day. He was a spiritual man and was involved in the church from an early age. His lighthearted and passionate energy will always be remembered. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all those close to him. “Stars when you shine, you know how I feel. Scent of the pine, you know how I feel, oh freedom is mine and I know how I feel. It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life, for me and I'm feeling good”. - I’m Feeling Good. Nina Simone



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