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Shini Elizabeth Raphel-Joseph

June 8, 1969 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 52)


“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)  

Shini Elizabeth Raphel-Joseph, a native of Queens, New York and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 52.

She earned her Doctorate in Nursing from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2015.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Joseph Francis; children, Jonathan Francis and Nathaniel Francis; parents, Prabha and Santhamma Raphel; brother, Robert Raphel and wife Sherin; and nephews and niece, Theodore and Sasha Raphel.

Visitation will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. 

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

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September 15, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church

Funeral Service
September 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church

Interment following funeral service
September 15, 2021

Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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