Obituaries

Rhonda M. LeRocque

October 10th, 2017

Rhonda M. LeRocque, age 42, of Tewksbury, passed away tragically on October 2, 2017.

Rhonda was the beloved wife of Jason S. LeRocque, devoted mother of Aliyah Bryn LeRocque, cherished daughter of Priscilla (Marquis) Champagne of Lowell and the late Anthony Zeleneski, loving daughter-in-law of Roy LeRocque and Elizabeth “Betty” LeRocque both of Tewksbury. Rhonda is also survived by her sisters and many loving family members.

Rhonda was a beautiful loving mother and wife of Jason and their 6 year old daughter Aliyah. Rhonda was a very special daughter, sister, and dear friend that will be missed deeply by her family as well as her spiritual family.

Family and friends will gather for a Talk in memory of Rhonda at the Tewksbury Memorial High School, 320 Pleasant St., Tewksbury on Saturday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, October 13th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Rhonda’s name may be made to www.gofundme.com/ali-lerocque.

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24 Entries in Guest Book for “Rhonda M. LeRocque”

  1. Lynne Mendes says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. ????????

  2. Steve McMahan says:

    Aly and I send our deepest condolences to Jason, Ali, and their entire family. Rhonda will be deeply missed. We cant wait for the day when we all see her again.

  3. Joanne Mallory says:

    We are very sorry to hear this sad we will see her again in paradise we pray for ur family especially Jason and her daughter bro and sis mallory

  4. Mychele Hayes says:

    Dear Jason, Ali, family and friends of our dear Sister LeRocque,
    You are all in our prayers… Jason and Ali, please know that our hearts break for you… a senseless act followed by death of a loved one is truly a sting, it’s our enemy. Based on everything I’ve read online you have a wonderful support system, family, friends, the congregation but above all you have Jehovah and Jesus so please my brother rely on all of them during this very difficult time. And we know that us humans, especially those loyal are who Jehovah and Jesus are most fond of. Proverbs 8:31. We are so close to this systems end with better days ahead promised to us so please continue to fight, endure this trial and come off victorious. Look ahead to the day when you and Ali will welcome Rhonda back and we all can rejoice with you with streaming tears of joy. Remember the theme of our 2017 regional my brother, “Don’t Give Up”! Agape, David and Mychele Hayes, Hoskins Road Congregation, Charlotte, North Carolina

  5. Melissa Moriale says:

    I will be praying for you and your whole family and i will keep you in my prayers and thoughts

  6. Andrea says:

    Brother LeRocque, Ali and family,
    Although I never met or knew your lovely Rhonda, my heart hurts for your loss. As one of your spiritual sisters, I am heartbroken over this loss and you will be in my prayers. Please remember that your worldwide spiritual family share in your pain and grief, but will soon be sharing in your joy when Jehovah brings your loved one back to you. It is “just around the corner.” As our entire theme of assembles have been this year, “Don’t Give Up.”
    Agape,
    Andrea in NY

  7. Nancy Humphreys says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family here in NJ. ‘Time and unforeseen events’ make life in this system especially hard and can test our endurance daily. Please know that by relying on Jehovah, you can be successful! Our 2018 year text will fortify you, too, because Jehovah promises at Isaiah 40:31: “Those hoping in Jehovah will regain power”.
    We look forward to meeting all of you and your dear Rhonda in Paradise. Continue to give your pain and emptiness to our loving Father, Jehovah.
    -Pemberton, NJ

  8. Mikhail family says:

    Dear LeRocque family,
    My daughters are friends with Natalie. Our hearts are broken for your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We can’t imagine the pain you feel now but hopefully it can ease you at some point and know your spiritual brothers and sisters are with you even though we are far. I hope this scripture can give you some comfort, Psalm 34:18 “Jehovah is close to the broken-hearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
    We hope to meet your family one day.
    With our Christian Love,
    Paul, Denice,Kassidy, Karlie and Madison
    Lighthouse Point, Florida
    (West Pompano congregation)

  9. Dana Newby says:

    Dear Jason my brother,

    When I learned of your loss, I could feel your pain, I wanted so much to send you a card, even talk to you directly.Death is never easy, Even Jesus wept over his friend Lazarus, its natural to give way to tears, however we dont have to get overly sad.We know soon Jehovah will bring our loved ones back to life.He yearns to do so.!
    May Jehovah give you and your family strength and comfort during this time, please hang in there and Dont Give Up,,would be nice to meet you one day!
    Your sister, Dana N – California

  10. John and Elinore Carney says:

    We are both truely very sorry for your loss. Rhonda was a wonderful person who developed and displayed the qualities that Jehovah wants us to live by. For certain she is firmly etched in Jehovah’s memory as a fine person who he wants to live again on earth under his righteous Kingdom government.

  11. Linda Yeandle says:

    Your loss has been felt amongst the brotherhood. Even here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! I pray that Jehovah envelops you in his hug of love, and endurance along with your little girl. My heartfelt condolences to you and all your extended family.

  12. Lily Ing says:

    I am a spiritual sister from Morton Grove, Illinois and was crushed to hear on local news of this senseless tragedy that affected so many lives. I look forward to the time when she’s resurrected and I’ll be able to meet her. John 5:28. Jehovah will remember her and she will never have to suffer again into a world made perfect for obedient mankind to enjoy as originally purposed. Psalm 37:29. The world wide brotherhood mourns her passing but look forward to the joy of seeing her again and enjoy life everlasting together! Psalm 133:1

  13. Wendy A bair says:

    I am so sorry for what happened. I cryed after reading the tragic story of her death. It wasn’t fair to take this mom away from her family. I know you as a family will get through this. You have hundreds of friends to talk to. I never knew her but I know as a sister she was greatly loved by her congragations.

  14. Julie Hernandez says:

    My deepest sympathy to Sister Rhonda’s family. I just read on IG about what happened and wanted to let you know that we will be praying for your family. May you find comfort in Jehovas promise of resurrection. Agape!

  15. Linda says:

    With deepest sympathy on the tragic loss of your loved one. “Time and unexpected events befall us all” as written at Ecclesiastes 9:11. Be comforted in knowing that God cares and He will bring an end to pain and suffering soon thru his heavenly government as promised at Daniel 2:44. I am one of her spiritual sisters and I am deeply grieved over her death.

  16. Victoria says:

    I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses from the Morton Grove, Illinois congregation.
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of our deep sister. How we all look forward to the time when those sleeping in death will be resurrected (Daniel 12:2) and we will once again be reunited with those we have lost to our great enemy death. I will welcome back a 9 year old son and a 53 year old daughter. I know the grief does not leave us but think of the joy when we see our loved ones again.

  17. Jean C says:

    With heartfelt compassion on your tragic loss. May it comfort you to know that God will seek vengeance in your behalf as promised at Psalm 72:14 – “From oppression and from violence he will rescue them and their blood will be precious in his eyes.”

  18. Martha Chaney says:

    While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one. We look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return our dear sister to you when she will enjoy singing country music forever. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Morton Grove English congregation and look forward to meeting her someday. Daniel 12:2

  19. Justin and Amy Moore says:

    Imagine your Rhonda saying to you the words of John 16:22.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Brotherly Love,
    Justin and Amy Moore
    Holmes Congregation
    Newcomerstown, OH

  20. Jeanne says:

    I can’t even begin to express to you the pain and heartache we share with you as part of Rhonda’s worldwide spiritual family. The entire congregation here in Adrian, Michigan are mourning with you in this loss of a precious one of our own family members. Please be assured that millions of prayers are being offered up alll around the world in your behalf as you cope with this tragedy and we know that our loving father is going to brace you and Ali up in the coming days for he promised that “He is near to those crushed in spirit and he saves the brokenhearted.” We are so close to the coming Kingdom and deliverance is right around the corner so may you stand strong and see in your mind’s eye that happy day when you will hold Rhonda again and the grief you feel now will be replaced with abundant joy at the happy reunion with Rhonda – and the beginning of life without end – at last!

  21. Sherri says:

    My deepest condolences extended to Brother Jason and Ali. Job 14:14, 15 If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. You will call and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands. When one of the brotherhood suffer we all suffer. May Jehovah give your family strength as this wicked system approach the final days and we see you reunited with Rhonda in paradise.

    Sherri M
    Blythewood congregation
    Columbia, SC

  22. Charlene says:

    With deepest sympathy on the tragic loss of your loved one. Time and unexpected events overtake us all – Eccles 9:11. Be comforted in knowing that Jehovah God will seek vengeance in your behalf and promises that evil men will be done away with and pain and suffering will be removed forever. Psalm 37:9-11. I am her spiritual sister and look forward to meeting Rhonda in the coming resurrection in the paradise earth. Psalm 39:29

  23. Regina says:

    To Rhonda LeRocque’s Family:

    I’m so very saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Rhonda. I’ve been thinking about your entire family, as you all must be experiencing such extreme suffering. It’s understandable that any death but especially one under these distressing circumstances will take time to come to grips with, if ever.

    Bro. LeRocque, although you’re fully aware of the Bible’s hope for Rhonda, I can only imagine that this type of agony must surely be unbearable and may seem like the pain will never ease. My hope is that this letter, informing your extended family and Rhonda’s Mom of what the Bible says about the resurrection hope, might bring a measure of comfort – although I’m sure, at present, it may seem like a lifetime away; however, Jehovah’s spirit can grant you and your family what you need at this present time. I’m positive Jehovah knew we would have to endure difficult times such as these and unfortunately more to come, which is why he entitled our Regional Convention “Don’t Give Up!”. He shares your grief.

    Unfortunately, nothing can fully prepare any of us for such a loss, but God can comfort you to cope with your pain and grief. One way he comforts us is looking into the Bible to find out, for a certainty, whether death ends it all. When we lose someone to death, we find ourselves wishing it was just a dream and that we can wake up and our love one would still be here. We know that the Bible says that our love ones are all asleep, but many wonder for how long? John 11:11. Job asked this question when he felt near to death: “If a man dies, can he live again?” Job 14:14. Addressing Almighty God, Job answered his own question, saying: “You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” (Job 14:15) Job felt sure that Jehovah longed for the day when He would resurrect His faithful servant. Was that mere wishful thinking on Job’s part? Not at all. The resurrections performed by Jesus offered clear proof that God gave Jesus power over death. In fact, the Bible says that Jesus now possesses “the keys of death.” (Revelation 1:18).

    The Bible shows us that when our love ones go to the grave they are just asleep (Luke 8:52). Even as a human, if you had the power, wouldn’t you want to wake Rhonda up from sleep? Well that’s exactly how God feels and He will do just that. You see, the Almighty God has perfect power and ability to do as he pleases and it is His desire to bring Rhonda back to life. He will restore life not only to Rhonda but to all of our family members and friends who’ve fallen asleep in death. Titus 1:1,2 tells us that God cannot lie. He promises that there will be a resurrection, therefore, it will happen!

    The Bible says that death is God’s enemy. 1 Cor. 15:26. We know that death is not a part of God’s original plan of mankind living forever, therefore, he would never use an enemy to thwart or prevent his plan from coming to fruition.

    You may recognize some of the other Bible promises regarding death and sorrow that are shown below:

    He (Jehovah) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. Ps 147:3
    Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection.” John 11:24.

    “Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up.” Daniel 12:2.

    John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.

    “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29.

    The apostle Paul said: “I have hope toward God . . . that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Acts 24:15.

    Since we”re created to live forever, we find no place in our heart or mind to store the flood of emotions that we feel when our love one is gone, as it’s so unnatural to experience something that God never equipped us to deal with in the first place. Thus the reason for the agonizing pain and lack of words to express how we feel. But Bro LeRocque please remember to hope for what we cannot see, though it’s promptly approaching, as I’m sure you are aware.

    Again I’m so sorry about your beautiful Wife, Mom, sister and daughter, Rhonda. I just wanted to share some encouraging scriptures with your extended family/coworkers regarding the resurrection hope. May they bring you all comfort as they have me, as these scripture truly assures us that Rhoda will be back with all those she loved, her Family and Friends!

    Regretfully,
    Your Sister in Faith, R. Thompson

    Please visit jw.org for further articles of hope for our deceased loved ones as well as a vast array of hopefu Bible topics.

  24. Denise says:

    To Rhonda LeRocque’s Family:

    I’m so very saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Rhonda, as you all must be experiencing such extreme suffering. It’s understandable that any death, especially one under these distressing circumstances, will take time to come to grips with, if ever on this side of the system.

    Bro. LeRocque, although you’re fully aware of the Bible’s hope for Rhonda, I can only imagine that this type of agony must surely be unbearable and may seem like the pain will never cease. My hope is that this letter, informing your extended family and Rhonda’s Mom of what the Bible says about the resurrection hope, might bring a measure of comfort; although, I’m sure, at present, it seems like a lifetime away; however, Jehovah’s spirit can grant you and your family what you need at this present time. I’m positive Jehovah knew we would have to endure difficult times such as these and unfortunately more to come, which is why He entitled our Regional Convention “Don’t Give Up!” I’m confident that Jehovah’s desire is to wipe you and your daughter’s as well as Rhonda’s family and friends tears away permanently, which He will do as brought out in Rev. 21:3,4. Bro. LeRocque, in the drama “Hope for what we cannot see,” one can assume that Jehovah was preparing us for such unforeseen tragedies, which will, unfortunately, continue to occur in this system until He replaces this wicked world with a righteous one where you will never suffer in this way ever again!

    To Ms. Champagne: Unfortunately, as you are well aware, nothing can fully prepare any of us for such a loss, but God can comfort you to cope with your pain and grief. One way He comforts us is looking into the Bible to find out, for a certainty, whether death ends it all. When we lose someone to death, we find ourselves wishing it was just a dream and that we can wake up and our love one would still be here. We know that the Bible says that our love ones are all asleep, but many wonder for how long? John 11:11. Job asked this question when he felt near to death: “If a man dies, can he live again?” Job 14:14. Addressing Almighty God, Job answered his own question, saying: “You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” (Job 14:15) Job felt sure that Jehovah longed for the day when He would resurrect His faithful servant. Was that mere wishful thinking on Job’s part? Not at all. The resurrections performed by Jesus offered clear proof that God gave Jesus power over death. In fact, the Bible says that Jesus now possesses “the keys of death.” (Rev. 1:18).

    Ms. Champagne, the Bible also assures us that when our loved ones go to the grave they are as if asleep (Luke 8:52). If you had the power, as Rhonda’s mother, wouldn’t you want to wake her up from sleep? Absolutely! Well that’s exactly how God feels. You see, the Almighty God has perfect power and ability to do as He pleases and it is His desire to bring Rhonda back to life. He will restore life not only to Rhonda but to all of our family members and friends who’ve fallen asleep in death. Titus 1:1,2 tells us that God cannot lie. He promises that there will be a resurrection; therefore, it will happen!

    Please rest assured that God wants all of us to know that death is His enemy. 1 Cor. 15:26. Death was not a part of His original plan for mankind, which was to live forever; therefore, He would never use an enemy to thwart or prevent His plan from coming to fruition. Ms. Champagne, below are some of the other Bible promises regarding death and sorrow that gives those of us who have loss loved ones hope:

    He (Jehovah) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. Ps 147:3.

    Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection. Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life” John 11:24. 25.

    “Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up.” Daniel 12:2.

    John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”

    “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear His voice and come out… John 5:28, 29.

    The apostle Paul said: “I have hope toward God… that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Acts 24:15.

    Ms. Champagne, since we were created to live forever, you may find that there’s just not a place in your heart or mind to store the flood of emotions that you felt after learning of Rhonda’s death and I’m sure that you still are feeling, as it’s so unnatural to experience something that God never equipped us to deal with in the first place. Thus the reason for the agonizing pain and lack of words to express how one feel after such a tragedy or death however it may happen.

    Again Bro. LeRocque, I’m so sorry about your beautiful wife, Rhonda; Ms Champagne, your lovely daughter and Roy, your dearly beloved daughter-n-law. It’s my earnest desire to share some encouraging scriptures with you and your extended family, coworkers and associates regarding the resurrection hope. May these Bible truths bring you all the much needed comfort that you deserve, as these scripture truly assures us that Rhonda will be back with all those she loved with her warm, inviting smile that God promises will never fade! Please know that your Christian family will keep you and your precious daughter Aliyah Bryn as well as all of your family and friends in our fervent prayers.

    Regretfully,

    Sis. Thompson, NC

    For Rhonda’s friends, coworkers and associates, please visit jw.org for further articles of hope for a deceased loved one as well as a vast array of insightful Bible topics.

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