of Harrison, AR
March 3, 1962 - September 9, 2023
Rachel Pippin, age 61, of Harrison, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at her home in Harrison. She was born March 3, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma the daughter of Pierce and Rita (Kirwin) Cole who preceded her in death.Rachel grew up in Clarksville, Arkansas, was a 1980 graduate of Clarksville High School and graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. Mike and Rachel were married in Sheridan, Arkansas on September 20, 1991 and soon afterward she started a career with the Arkansas Department of Correction. Rachel was a correctional officer at the Tucker unit and was also the unit's Gang Investigator attaining the rank of Corporal. After a brief stint with the Baxter County Sheriff's office, she went to work as a Probation and Parole Officer in the Harrison office of the Department of Community Correction in June 1998. In October of 2006, Rachel took over the Boone County drug court program as well as supervising the sex offenders until her retirement due to health reasons. Rachel has a 20-year career in the field of Corrections and Law Enforcement. She was awarded State Officer of the Year in 2007. Rachel was also a talented Artist who loved to draw and paint. Rachel was a Church of Christ member.Rachel is survived by her husband, Michael Pippin of the home; three daughters, Kimberly Pierce, Kristy Anderson and Jessica Fales; seven grandchildren and two brothers, Sherman Cole and Kirwin Cole.Rachel will be cremated and her cremains are to be buried in Clarksville at a later date.Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207
R.I.P Rachel the Cole family will miss you
Sorry to hear about Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rachel was good at what she did.
Mike,Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Rachel was a special lady. Iâ€™m blessed to have known her. Iâ€™ll miss yâ€™all dropping by the office to visit and Rachelâ€™s phone calls. Talking to her always brightened my day! Iâ€™m praying for you and your family. May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.
I have been blessed to be called friend by Rachel during her time on earth and will be blessed to continue the friendship in heaven for eternity. Love and prayers to you, Mike.
Rachel was a fantastic person and left a lasting impression on many people.
Mike, I am so sorry to hear about Rachel, and for your loss. Rachel was such an amazing woman. She will be greatly missed. I will be praying for you and your family.
Will dearly miss you my friend, RIP with no more pain. Go rest high on the mountain
Will dearly miss you my friend, RIP with no more pain
Iâ€™m so sorry to hear about Rachel , but she is cancer and pain free now. Rest in peace my friend..
Rachel is my friend I don't have many but she was special. Mike introduced Gene and I before they got married. She and Mike are special people and I am going to miss her messages and calls.I know she is hugging and talking a mile a minute to her mom in heaven right now and she is in no pain.
So sorry for your loss Mike. Rachel was one of the best I knew . She was so kind but a mean streak a mile wideâ¤ï¸ I loved cutting her hair for so many years, she always had the best stories to keep us laughing. She will be missed and I will be thinking of you.
My deepest condolences go out to you, and the family, Mike. I knew a couple of her "A" listers, that she went above, and beyond with but unfortunately they were too far gone for any human to help...but she always tried, nonetheless. May God watch over, and protect your family, as you go through this devistating time. ðŸ™"God Be With"ðŸ™
Thank you for always being so welcoming and open to Kim and I from the very beginning. I love you so incredibly much and I cherish all of our memories together.Thank you for being an amazing bonus mom to us. Your love and kindness never went unnoticed and certainly will never be forgotten. It just doesn't seem real that you are no longer with us, but it makes it easier to know that you are no longer suffering and that we have the best guardian angel watching over us. I love you.
Iâ€™m praying for this family. Iâ€™m so very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Rachel but hadnâ€™t seen her in many years but kept in touch through her Facebook. Rest in peace. Love & prayers,Deena Ricketts Adams
Rachel had the best laugh! I enjoyed working with her! She also helped my brother so much during recovery. Prayers for you Mike.
I am so so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all
RIP my friend!! You are free! Fly high! Prayers for peace and comfort for your family! You have always been a very special person!
My sweet, precious friend. I already feel the void left by your absence. You cared so deeply for your family and friends. I consider myself lucky and blessed to have shared phone calls, jokes, laughter, poetry, drawings, and tears with you. You are one of the strongest, most honest souls I've ever met.I'll remember our bicycle rides in the neighborhood and my Dad announcing, "Here comes Peddler" as he watched you ride to our house. He misses your calls and laughter too. I'll remember that we lost touch for several years and our Facebook friends helped us reconnect and how we talked for hours after finding each other again. I love how we texted, called, and cheered loudly and unapologetically for our Arkansas Razorbacks and New Orleans Saints.George and I are grateful for the friendship we share with you and Mike and will cherish every moment as all of us learn to navigate a world without you. Rest in love and peace dear friend.
Rachel was a big difference in my life she went.farther than she had too .She and Mike are great ppl Rachel thank you ..
Rachel was a gem. I will miss her laughter, her calls to check how everyone is getting along, chatting about art and genealogy discoveries. Most of all I will miss how we would get so tickled at the smallest mundane things. No words needed. One mischievous grin and we both melted into hilarious laughter. My memories of visiting Grandma Kirwin and Great Grandma Self are filled with my time with Rachel. She made me feel special and for that I am truly grateful.
In all the years we knowing Rachael I cannot recall her ever having a "bad day". Her upbeat attitude and that wonderful laugh will be missed. She helped a lot of people over the years and we will miss her tremendously. Rachael was good people.
I am deeply sorry for your loss,she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.God Bless the family.
Rest in peace Rachel you will be missed
Mike, so sorry for your loss. Rachel was the kindest person. Always giving of herself to others. She will be sorely missed.
RIP dear lady and always know, YOU made a difference in many lives!!!!
You both had an amazing impact on my life. Thank you for being the amazing human beings you are. â¤ï¸
Prayers for Mike and family. She always had faith in us, we would still see her around and she was so happy to see Anthony and I doing so well. You will be missed.
Mike and family:Terry and I have been praying for you and the family during this difficult time. We hope you now can find comfort in God and the wonderful memories with/of Rachel he has blessed us all with. Rachel was a sweet soul with a beautiful smile. What an awesome Angel she must be.We send our deepest condolences and continued prayers. Terry and Colleen Mattox
Rachel was an honest person that believed that bad decisions didn't make you a bad person. She was always there to encourage you to see your full potential and went above and beyond to help when she seen someone trying... she really did help change so many people's lives that Noone else would take the time to help... Rest in peace Rachel and my heart and prayers go out to the family.
Rachel was so full of life.She had so much compassion for her job her and Mike always wanted to help people. She will be missed dearly
Rachel was always there in times of need. Her compassion for others was extraordinary. I met Rachel and Mike through work at the Department of Corrections where we became friends, now more than 25 years ago. Rachel often referred to me as her second mom, which I hold dear to this day. Over the years we shared both happy times and sad times, laughter and tears, joys and sorrows. I will cherish the memories and keep you forever in my heart.
Rachel was a wonderful friend and truly a special person. I first met her (and you) almost 25 years years ago. It's hard to find the words to express how sad I feel. I'm sending my most heartfelt condolences; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Rachel!!! She was such a wonderful person! Always so good to me growing up! And even as an adult! I know grandma loved her dearly! And so did I! Sending my prayers your way Mike!
So sorry to hear of Rachelâ€™s passing, prayers for Mike and all of her family. You will be dearly missed lady!!
Mike, I will always remember Rachel as my dear Arkansas cousin who was closest to my age! Her love and prayers were so precious to me as I weathered my cancer journey. I am saddened that she is not with us here anymore, but I look forward to a happy reunion in Heaven one day! I pray that the Holy Spirit gives you great comfort during this tough time. Much love,Lydia Headrick
Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. Rachel was a special lady and wonderful friend. She fought a good fight and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace dear friend.
I'm saddened by your passing sister. Our talks and you were the first person I sat with at mickey school in 1968. You are no longer in pain and I will always remember the good times and your passing have left a void. God has you now and I will forever remember our last talk and will respect your wishes and prayers for mike and your family . Love you sis.â¤ï¸
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. Rachel was a good example for all of us who worked with her, compassionate, kind and always ready to help. May she rest in peace.
Rachel was a wonderful, sweet lady and friend for many years. I will miss our conversations. Heaven definitely gained an angel. Prayers for all family and friends. Rest in peace dear friend. I love you ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸŒ¹
Jamin told us of Rachelâ€™s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. I knew her from when I worked at the Prosecutor's office and while I was a court reporter. She was a very dedicated Parole officer. I enjoyed working with her. My condolences to Mike and all the family
Mike, I am so sorry to hear about Rachel. She fought long & hard. Now she can rest in peace. She helped a lot of people in Boone County. Cherish your memories.
My prayers are with you Mike. I am so sorry for your loss.
Mike, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers, may Rachel rest in peace.
Rachel was the very best! Rachel was very intelligent and was one of those people that was good at everything she did. I love you Rachel and will see you again one day in Heaven.
So sorry to see this, prayers for you and your family. She was always a pleasure to talk to.
So sorry to hear of this. Sending prayers out to Mike and all the family.