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Memories & Candles

My mom would always participate in Dr. Suess week. She had such a vibrant spirit
1 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith-Caldwell

“Aunt Rita gave her kids and students the mindset that they can do anything and that anything is possible. That is the reason you would find her...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Drakeford - Decatur, GA

“A memory that I have was her decorating for Tania and Jr.'s birthday party. She never treated me like an in-law. She would also call and sung Happy...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Sheree Cobb - Waco, TX

“Mrs Rita was very caring, helpful, and thoughtful. She will be truly missed but we know she is no longer in pain and is now one of GOD's chosen one...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Dimirial Richburg - Stockbridge, GA

Resurrection Sunday with Family
5 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

Her grandson sent over her favorite characters from Korea for Christmas. She was so happy
6 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

Grandmother and grandson. She's so proud of him
7 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

My mom always made sure you felt special. Even though she was sick she went downstairs to make Destiny a cake and fix a few things for her birthday ❤
8 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

Sisters❤❤
9 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

Family love
10 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

First grandchild. Everyone thought she was your mom❤❤
11 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

First Sunday back at Church after being diagnosed with stage 4 Colin cancer in 2015
12 of 20 | Posted by: Rhonica Smith

“I LOVE YOU MOMMY ❤❤❤❤ ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Sissy I truly miss you so much you will forever be in my heart .I love you dearly. I have so many memories about us. Lily Zack Lamar and Jamil I will...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Toyya Saunders - Lithonia Ga

“Our prayers are with you. Jodie Allie and Janene Browder ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Jodie Browder - Vallejo, CA

“Ms Rita you will always be in our hearts , we will never forget your sweet spirit . The smiles you brought to us . RIP wear your crown proudly , you...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: A friend


17 of 20 | Posted by: Dr. &Mrs.Wm. Gay - Conley, GA

“January 12, 2018Take comfort in knowing that earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal. May the peace that only God can give be with you all at...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to Ms. Rita's family for your peace and comfort. I saw her a while back at Publix and we shared memories of our teaching days...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie Thrasher - Lithonia, GA

“Rita used to work for me at Ciba. I just found out the sad news this morning. Rita was such a sweet wonderful person. She was a person that everyone...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Austin - Buford - Coworker


Rita was born on April 6, 1951 and passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Rita was a resident of Dawsonville, Georgia at the time of passing.

Funeral services will be held Monday January 8, 2018 at 1 o'clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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