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Dr. Rita Agarwal

March 28, 1958 - August 19, 2022
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - West Monroe
1321 N 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-323-9614 | Map
Tuesday 8/23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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1321 N 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-323-9614 | Map
Tuesday 8/23, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Funeral services for Rita Agarwal, aged 64, will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. Visitation & viewing from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. after the service. Rita was born in Gorakhpur, India in 1958 and passed away in WestContinue Reading

Amber Goodman left a message on September 21, 2022:
I was a patient of Dr Agarwal, and she was the sweetest lady I have connected with especially when it came to my health. I was at work one day and a another patient of her's, called me and told me Dr Agarwal had passed away. I was devastated. I pray for all her family members peace of mind, and strength to overcome this tragedy. God Bless
Elizabeth Toston left a message on September 15, 2022:
My deepest sympathies toward the family. She was a very lovely person.
karin wempe left a message on September 14, 2022:
please accept my deepest condolences upon the passing of a remarkable and selfless lady-i’m glad that she was able to help so many in the local area🌻
Dr. Michael Wright left a message on September 14, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Rita Agarwal, Dr. Michael Wright lit a candle
Suzannah Cook left a message on September 12, 2022:
Dr. Agarwal was such a genuine, kind, and caring person. I'm so saddened for you and your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Teresa Mayeaux left a message on September 4, 2022:
Rita leaves a legacy of kindness & service to others both professionally & personally. Despite her busy life helping others through her psychiatry work, Rita always had time to spend hours talking over her amazing herbal teas with fresh ginger, Indian treats, & homemade yogurt. Rita also extended her hospitality twice to share her home with high school exchange students I sponsored from China & Brazil. My own German student, Sina, spent a glorious day on Caney Lake with Rita, Saurabh, & her Brazilian student, Gabriela. She counts this day as one of the best memories of her time here as a high school student (photo of Sina & Rita in 2012). I will miss my friend & neighbor, Rita. The empty place in my heart can now only be soothed with cherished memories of happy times shared with my sweet friend over her warm soothing teas. My deepest & heartfelt condolences to Saurabh & all of Rita’s family. She lived a full & fruitful life and leaves a legacy of service & kindness to all. All my love & deepest sympathy, Teresa Mayeaux
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Teresa Mayeaux left a message on September 4, 2022:
Rita leaves a legacy of kindness & service to others both professionally & personally. Despite her busy life helping others through her psychiatry work, Rita always had time to spend hours talking over her amazing herbal teas with fresh ginger, Indian treats, & homemade yogurt, and she always insisted I take some home. Rita also extended her hospitality twice to share her home with high school exchange students I sponsored from China & Brazil. My own German student, Sina, spent a glorious day in 2012 on Caney Lake with Rita, Saurabh, & her Brazilian student, Gabriela. Sina counts this day as one of the best memories of her time here as a high school student. Rita loved meeting all my exchange students. The photo is of Rita in 2019 with Frida from Denmark. I will miss my friend & neighbor, Rita. The empty place in my heart can now only be soothed with cherished memories of happy times shared over warm soothing teas with my sweet friend. My deepest & heartfelt condolences to Saurabh & all of Rita’s family. She lived a full & fruitful life and leaves a legacy of service & kindness to all. All my love & deepest sympathy, Teresa Mayeaux
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Jessica Diane Davis left a message on August 30, 2022:
Dr Agarwal was a wonderful psychiatrist. I began seeing her upon coming home after the Navy in 2008. I was still under her care when she passed. I've never met another doctor or person quite like her. God bless Rita and her family
Abdul Fatawu Musah left a message on August 26, 2022:
Rest In Peace Dr. Agarwal
Kathleen F.Forestieri, RN left a message on August 25, 2022:
To the family of Dr Agarwal, I would like to say I am so so sorry to hear about Dr Agarwal’s sudden passing. I was one of the Nurses at the Glenwood Adult Psych Unit that had been working with Dr Agarwal. She was a caring meticulous and very hard working Dr. whom will be very much missed. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for her family.
Neelam Sachdev left a message on August 23, 2022:
We will aways love and remember Rita. I can still believe that she is gone. Met her when Saurabh was few years old and my son was 2 months old. Even though, we lived thousands of miles away, I knew i could call her any time and she would be there for me. When I was diagnosed with cancer, blessings and her prayers got me through that, and I am so sad that she left us so soon. Saurabh, Rita was always there for me, and her spirit will always be with us. She was so proud of you, her son.
Devi Bharadvaj left a message on August 23, 2022:
Ritaji, I do not have a younger sister through my biological parents but fate has blessed me by sending you as my younger sister. I was speechless to receive the news that the same fate has taken away my younger sister! I hope and pray to get some strength inspired from you and your life to face this loss in my life. I will always cherish our friendly and sisterly conversations, love, laughter and great time spent together. You were always with me in good time or tough time. Will miss you always.
Satish Bharadvaj left a message on August 23, 2022:
Devi and I are so shocked, saddened, and brokenhearted that still can not console our minds that now we all will have to live only by cherishing the great time we had spent together. Ritaji, Saurabh and you were one of the first families we became familiar with when we relocated to Monroe. And slowly and steadily we became friends and then family away from families. Your friendly, compassionate, helping, hardworking, and loving nature has inspired and influence us all in many ways and left so many good memories in our hearts. Our trips, Boy Scout activities with Akar and Saurabh, dinners at each-other's homes, performing in a drama together, playing games and laughing together with kids - all are now sweet memories... Wish you our best in your last lone trip. Our prayers are with you an family.
Kanwal Singh left a message on August 23, 2022:
Extremely sorry for Rita’s death we will be missing the noble soul
Beejal Shah left a message on August 23, 2022:
God rest the soul of auntie Dr. Rita Agarwal. We will miss her kindness and enthusiasm, and all of her contributions to the local community.
Mukund Shah left a message on August 23, 2022:
Our heartfelt condolences for Saurabh and his wife. Prayers for the departed soul and the surviving family.
CHARU left a message on August 23, 2022:
Our heartfelt condolences for Saurabh and his wife. Prayers for the departed soul and the surviving family.
Janak and Neelam sachdev left a message on August 23, 2022:
Rita was the nicest and kindest person who was always there for me and without whom life will never be the same. I will miss her always and its really hard to think I won't be hearing her soothing voice when I call her .
Neelam sachdev left a message on August 23, 2022:
Rita was the nicest and kindest person who was always there for me and without whom life will never be the same. I will miss her always and its really hard to think I won't be hearing her soothing voice when I call her .
Neelam sachdev left a message on August 23, 2022:
Rita was the nicest and kindest person who was always there for me and without whom life will never be the same. I will miss her always and its really hard to think I won't be hearing her soothing voice when I call her .
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Daivati Bharadvaj left a message on August 22, 2022:
Her love of nature, and family
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Daivati Bharadvaj left a message on August 22, 2022:
Always making us laugh!
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Daivati Bharadvaj left a message on August 22, 2022:
Rita aunty with Devi Bharadvaj
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Bonita A Pickard left a message on August 22, 2022:
This lady saved my life a couple times. I met her in 1995. She was always so sweet and compassionate. I had no idea this was happening to her. I was still her patient until now. I am heartbroken 💔 and so sad. Loosing her hurts. I send condolences to her family. I was so blessed to have had her in my life. With love and sincerely from Bonita Pickard.
Daivati Bharadvaj left a message on August 22, 2022:
You were one of the strongest women I knew, Rita aunty, and you always gave me inspiration as the kind of person, mother, doctor, friend I would like to be. I will miss your warm hugs and kind smile and loving heart. The world mourns the loss of a great spirit.
Remmi Hans left a message on August 22, 2022:
She was such a beautiful soul and will be always missed
Julia Cowart left a message on August 22, 2022:
Condolences to your Family. I am a nurse that has known Dr. Agarwal and her work since the late 90’s. Dr. Agarwal will be missed. She always greeted me with a smile and conversation regarding our history of people we worked with. Rest In Peace.
Akar Bharadvaj left a message on August 22, 2022:
I'll miss you so much, Rita auntie. You were such a loving and generous soul, and always so fun to be around. I'll always remember playing Pictionary with you and Saurabh, and laughing for hours on end. Love, Akar
Malcolm Traylor left a message on August 22, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. We look forward to the fulfillment of Isaiah33:24. Where it says "No resident will say they are are sick."
Gerald Broadway left a message on August 21, 2022:
I worked with Dr Agarwal for many years! She was a very pleasant person and will be truly missed. May she Rest In Peace! My condolences go out to the family 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Lisa Bennett Ivy left a message on August 21, 2022:
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Agarwal family. Rita was one of the smartest, fun loving people. She was very caring and very funny. I very much enjoy and will cherish working with this beautiful human being. Until we meet again, many blessings to you, my friend. Lisa Bennett Ivy
Paul and Neta Ford left a message on August 21, 2022:
Our family is holding good thoughts for the family of Dr Agarwal. Peace be with you in this time.
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Rita Agarwal by Paul and Neta Ford. Send Flowers
Parashu and Indu Sharma left a message on August 21, 2022:
We express our heartfelt condolences at the sad demise of Dr. Rita Agarwal and pray to Lord for her eternal peace. Dr. Rita Agarwal was a very active member of our community and always came forward to any one who sought her help. She was always a lively and cheerful person. She will always be missed and will remain in our prayers. May Almighty God gives strength to her son Saurabh and other family members to bear this loss. Parashu & Indu Sharma Ruston, LA
Ram Manohar Agarwal left a message on August 21, 2022:
Jiji I will miss your rakhi every year. I will miss your call every weekend. I know you are lighting up the new world just as you lit up our's. RIP.
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Rita Agarwal by Ram Manohar Agarwal. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of Rita Agarwal
Kindra Beard left a message on August 21, 2022:
Dr. Agarwal was a wonderful physician and human being. She will be missed!
Divya Agarwal left a message on August 21, 2022:
My bua was really inspiring. When I say inspiring, it's really not enough. From building a full life from scratch in a foreign land to being there for everyone came naturally to her. She pushed people to be a better version of themselves. Spoke her mind and heart. She always repeated to people whom she loved that she loves them. She would hug, kiss and pinch cheeks even of a 60 year old! I miss her very much and will continue to do that. She has left a big void in our lives. I pray to the Universe to take care of her in her new journey.
Shweta & Raman Saharan left a message on August 20, 2022:
Rita ji was both a family figure and a dear friend to us. She had a special place in our hearts & our lives. She was an integral part of our family gatherings & milestone events like our daughter’s theatre shows, recitals, homecoming court & her graduation- fulfilling the role of an Aunt, showering her blessings, good wishes & love. She lived life to the full - she was vivacious, vibrant, warm and affectionate - a truly beautiful soul inside & out. She got along well with people of all ages - she could be your agony aunt in times of trouble and your friend to have fun times with. We went to Yoga, to restaurants, movies, chai chatting time at our houses, picnics & cultural events with Heritage of India association. She would reach out to our community newbies in town, open her home to them & help them settle down. She had a sharp mind, we had many enjoyable discussions about the state of current affairs of not only America but also of India. I learned many things from her. She encouraged us to live a healthy lifestyle too & set an example by following those steps herself. Rita ji was passionate about life in general & made lasting connections with people. I also knew her in a professional capacity. She was competent, intelligent, straight up yet compassionate & empathetic with her patients. I have so many patient testimonials about the care they received from her & how she changed their lives. She will be missed tremendously by them too & their next assigned physician will have huge shoes to fill. Sadness at her loss is inexplicable but I feel blessed that I have everlasting memories with her. I feel honored to have known her & be influenced by her. As my daughter says “she is free from her frail body & is now enjoying partying from up there & watching over us” ….. I know that she is at peace, in heaven & she will forever be a part of our future memories…. We will remember her with love & laughter just as she would have wanted us to and just how she lived. Om Shanti
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Yolanda Dupre, PhD left a message on August 20, 2022:
Dr. Yolanda Dupre and the staff and patients of Behavioral Solutions LLC.
Strength and Solace Spray was purchased for the family of Rita Agarwal by Yolanda Dupre, PhD. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of Rita Agarwal
Yolanda Dupre left a message on August 20, 2022:
I am very saddened by the passing of Dr. Agarwal. She worked with my agency for almost 9 years. She was devoted to her calling in medicine and psychiatry. My patients and I will miss her deeply.
Preston Church left a message on August 20, 2022:
Sad to hear of Dr. Agarwal's death. My wife and I worked with her for over 10 years in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She was also in attendance at our wedding reception dressed in traditional Indian wedding garments. She attempted to learn to dance the two step that night. However, my favorite memory of her was seeing her she'd tears over a difficult patient. This revealed her true nature to me. May God bless her family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Patricia Moore left a message on August 20, 2022:
I am heartbroken about the transition of my Beloved Dr. Rita Agrawal! We met in 2009, and I Love her immediately! Over the years, I’ve unloaded mental health problems at the heal of her feet. She was so easy to talk to, we discussed issues that I never told a sold. She brought me from a dark place to a new horizon! I’m going to miss her, deeply!
Elaine Hayes left a message on August 20, 2022:
This is so sad! She was a sweet and very kind lady. I worked with her, when she first came to Monroe. She would always ask about the best places to shop and eatery. I pray for her son and the rest of her family to have peace.
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Rob/Lisa Hartmann left a message on August 20, 2022:
Our heartfelt sympathies Saurabh to you and your entire family. Your mother was a true local legend that made incredible improvements in the lives of the patients and their families that she so humbly served. In addition to everything she was to so many other people, for the last 18 years was our neighbor, and our friend. The sadness of her loss is only comforted by knowing she is in a better place. She was a great mother and you are a good son. Be proud.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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