Rachel Morgan Hoggatt, age 97, passed away December 20, 2017 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida where she had been under Hospice care for a short period of time prior to her death.
Rachel was born in Moorhead, Mississippi on October 7, 1920. She was the last of ten children of James A. and Martha M. Morgan. The family moved several times before settling in Ruleville, Mississippi where she graduated from high school and attended Mississippi Delta Junior College in Moorhead, Mississippi and Draughans Business School in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1944 she was working as Clerk of the Local Draft Board when she married James L. Hoggatt, a young Captain in the Air Force and on leave from the war in Europe.
After his return from another year in the war in Europe, they moved around to several Air Force bases and came to the Alexandria, Virginia area in 1965 where James was stationed at the Pentagon.
They joined Plymouth Haven Baptist Church immediately where Rachel worked as Financial Secretary for almost ten years. After the decease of her husband in 1978, Rachel worked at Groveton High School before retiring.
Rachel is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jo Kicklighter; son-in-law, Ray Kicklighter; two grandchildren, Eric Dahlgren and Brittany Dahlgren and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association by calling 1-800-272-3900 or by going to their website at ALZ.com.