Rachel Marie Koning, on Friday, September 11, 2020, Rachel Marie Koning loving daughter, sister, and granddaughter went to be with her Heavenly Father at age 21. Rachel was born on July 6, 1999, in Lawrenceville to Dennis and Laurie Koning. She graduated from Jackson County Comprehensive High School in 2018, while dual enrolling for her senior year at the University of North Georgia in Gainseville. After graduating from high school she attended the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega for two years. During this time she also worked at Whispering Oaks Dog Training Facility as an obedience trainer, a job she loved. Rachel was loving, vivacious, and effervescent, like a woodland sprite. She was a poetic, beautiful, extremely artistic person, who loved drawing and creating. You could not find a more loyal friend. She loved her constant companions, her dog Theo and her boyfriend Wesley. They enjoyed hiking, camping, and exploring God’s creation together. She lived the quote, “and at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” Rachel is survived by her mother Laurie; father Dennis; sisters Kate, Bethy; brother Jon, Josh; grandparents Ken and Kathy McGuire; Dave and Saundra Ives; many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Service of Celebration will be held 4:00 PM Friday, September 18, 2020 at Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4675 Winder Hwy, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Christian Aid Mission, P.O. Box 9037, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906, or online at https://give.christianaid.org/Donate/Donate.asp. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.