In Memory of

Rachel Lauren Hockett

June 25, 1987 - February 2, 2021


Rachel Lauren Hockett, 33, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021. She was born June 25, 1987 to Robert Allen and Christel Dawn Hockett (Brent) in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with her beloved parents and was surrounded by many loving cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Her life’s passions included her family and children. Rachel was incredibly beautiful, caring and kind. She loved singing, going to dirt track races, weekends at the lake, and off-roading in her family’s QUV with her boys on their property. Rachel’s favorite way to spend her time was with her boys, who were her world.

Rachel had such a way of brightening up a room and filling it with laughter. She touched so many hearts in so many ways. She had such an amazing smile, a caring heart, and an incredible sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by countless numbers of family and friends.

Preceding her in death is her cherished uncle, Jesse Hockett.

She is survived by her three sons, Kaeden, Kameron, and Mason; father, Robert Hockett, mother, Christel Hockett (Brent), grandparents, Jack Hockett and his wife Conny, and Virginia McPeek and her husband Mike, John Brent and his wife Nancy, and  Shirley Harris and her husband Bill: uncles, John Brent, Jr. and his wife Diane, and Steve Hockett and his wife Shelly: and her aunt Shannon McPeek-McDuff  and her husband Fred, and a large extended family.

The family would like to issue their heartfelt gratitude to those offering condolences during this difficult time.

Visitation will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A Celebration of Life event will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the following GoFundMe account which will directly benefit Rachel’s three boys.

Rachel’s Boys Fund Link:


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Our heartfelt condolences during this time. May wonderful memories sustain you all in the days ahead. We love you all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Philippians 4:13

To the Hockett family: words cannot possibly express how sorry we are to hear of this sad news. Hold in your hearts and minds all of the great memories that you have. When you see a butterfly, or a cardinal, let that moment spark a special hello, and wait with patient anticipation for the time you are together again. Jackie and George Reiber

Our deepest condolences during this time.
“And if I go, while you’re still here… know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith
I will wait for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest and when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart, ….I will be there” Emily Dickinson
Tony and Tiffany Walling

My heart is broken fir you all. I’ve cried many years this morning remembering the little girl that I got to spend so much time caring for and playing with. You were the first neighbor we met on SW Highland Drive and have lots of fond memories of the 10 years we spent there. My prayers will be for your hearts in these days, months and years to come. I’m deeply saddened with you. Much love.
The Lindner’s

Sending love and strength for this incredibly painful time. With Deepest Sympathy, Michelle & Brent

I work with Rachel at the corner restaurant for 4 years she was what are the best waitresses there always smiling and laughing and making jokes and always talking about her boys can’t wait to get off work to go home to be with them she will be greatly missed condolence to the family

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful young lady she was. I hope her sons help you and your family as you grieve this enormous loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

I am so sorry to hear of this unimaginable loss. What a beautiful bright light she was. Please know that you have so many friends thinking of you and sending you prayers and good thoughts to help you and your family get through this. I pray the Lord holds you in the palm of his hands.

So sorry for your loss! Lots of hugs love & prayers for you guys! Cherish your memories!

Words can not express my deepest sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful precious soul as Rachel. I only knew her for a short time but she touched my life in a way I will never forget her. Her family and friends have my sincere condolences. She was a very special friend to me. I will truly miss her friendship♥️

Rachel was always so much fun and could always get you to laugh or at least smile. She was genuine in her words and her hugs. She will be missed. I pray she is in peace and I also pray for peace to her boys. May they know that she is always around them.

Rach and I met about 10 years ago at Valley Hope. I could tell from the beginning she was one of my people. She was definitely one of the realest girls I’ve ever met. She said it like it was, no sugarcoating. Her and I had a kinda unspoken contest on who would send the most inappropriate memes. I keep thinking to send her messages all day, but no more. We loved to laugh and we definitely made eachother laugh. Nothing off limits. My heart hurts so much for her babies and family. She talked a lot about trying to do right by her boys.I know they were her world. Addiction is a bitch! I’ve lost so many people I loved to this but this girl really hurts the worst. She tried and wanted to have a good life, I guess sometimes god has other plans. It’s times like this you wonder what kind of god would inflict this pain on so many people. All I can think of is he was saving her from herself. I love you my friend. You’re so missed already.❤

I met Rachel at Valley Hope many years ago. We went our separate ways when we completed the program but met up again on Facebook a several years back. We weren’t extremely close by no means but we did share intimate stories when we met in treatment and spent a lot of time together during a very hard time in our lives. I followed her hilarious stories on Facebook. She had a way to always make everything funny. This just breaks my heart for her little boys. Taken way to early!! You will be missed by many my friend.

My deepest condolences to you all. When I think of Rachel I see that wide eyed curly hair little girl running around full of joy. Her Moms greatest treasure. I am so very sorry for your loss and wish the entire family peace and love in your hearts.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your precious memories of your beautiful daughter comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless!

Hockett Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your precious memories of your beautiful daughter comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless! I”ll never forget the great times at the race track. She always had a smile. Going to miss hearing my name at the race track and the great memories.

Praying you find peace and the good memories get you through this miserable time.
Much love,

Christel and Robert,
My heart breaks for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I am sure the pain is unbearable. Please know you will be in my prayers that God will help you understand and provide you with guidance.

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. May your family, friends, and prayers ease you through this difficult time. Please know that I am thinking of you.

Christel, Robbie and Kaeden
We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter and mother of those young sons. We are praying for strength and comfort at this time. May God, creator of heaven and earth and all things, provide this for you all in this very difficult time. Know you are loved and surrounded by many friends, family and others ready to support you at this time as well.
God bless and keep you all.

I am so sorry for your guys loss. Rachel was a really good friend of mine she showed me kc when I moved there 4 years ago. I watched her struggle and I’ve watched her strive. She had such a beautiful heart and I know loved her boys more than anything. She is greatly missed.

My heart and prayers go out to the Hockett family during this very very hard time.

Rachel was a bright light in a dark world. We sat and talked for hours. It breaks my heart to know she was hurting. She loved her boys and wanted to do better for them. She showed me around Kansas City and always made sure I was ok. Rachel will be greatly missed. Till we meet again.

Christel and Family: No words can take away your pain and sadness; but please believe me that you are in my prayers and thoughts. My prayers are also extended to your entire family base for comfort and love from everyone’s prayers. With much love, Ronnie

“Where lives pass, memories carry on forever” Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Our deepest condolences, Joselyne & Austin

Dear Christel,

We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of your lovely daughter, Rachel. Words are meaningless now but know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

We will miss you here in Knoxville babe. I will forever cherish the small amount of time we spent together and how it would never be enough.❤️ I hope you are now at peace.

So very sorry to hear of your unbearable loss. My heart hurts for her boys, you and your family. Hold on to the great memories and may God guide you through this most difficult time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063