Rita Joyce Wimbish
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Rita Joyce Wimbish
  • May 22, 1939 - December 10, 2017
  • Grand Prairie, Texas

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In Memory of
Rita Joyce Wimbish
May 22, 1939 - December 10, 2017

Rita Wimbish was born in Dallas, Texas on May 22, 1939 to her parents Curtis Kelley and Ora Markus Kelley.
Rita went to school at Riley Elementary in Dallas and High School in Grand Prairie, TX.
She was married to Lawson Wimbish and their union produced 5 beautiful children.
Rita had a few jobs along the way, but stayed mainly a housewife so that she could make sure all of her children were cared for. She had a heart as big as the world and a smile that infected so many. She could turn your day around with just a simple smile.
Rita was recently awarded a Certificate of Recognition from The Lennox House where she resided, for being an Outstanding Resident. There was not a person around that didn't say how much they just loved her presence.
Rita was a member of the Meyers Road Baptist Church. She also attended the Methodist Church when Pastor Leo invited the Seniors from the Lennox House and she loved the attention that he bestowed upon them and welcoming them with open arms.
In her spare time she loved to play bingo, thrift store shopping, going to the beauty shop to see her dear Hairdresser Oscar, because her hair had to be flawless. Even on the days she didn't feel good, she insisted on making sure her hair was done. She loved spending time with her family and friends and she loved to laugh.

Rita is preceded in death by:
Her loving Husband Lawson Wimbish.
Her Beloved Son Bobby Wimbish
Her Daughter Beverly Wimbish
Her Sister Betty Jordan
Her Mother Ora DuBose
Her loved "In Laws" Rufus Grady Wimbish & Inez Wimbish
Her Son-in-Law Albert Sanchez



Rita is survived by:
Her Children - Brenda Fletcher (spouse- Pat Fletcher), Kathy Compton, Richard Wimbish (spouse-Helen Lopez -Wimbish) and Daughter in law Kay Wimbish
Her Children by Choice : Kelly Sanchez, April Dawkins, and Juan Huerta
Her Siblings: Evelyn Holtman (spouse - Gene Holtman), Norma Duncan, and Donna Cox
Her Sister by Choice : Mary Cordova
Rita also had a flourishing amount of grandchildren and great grand children that she loved to no end.

Pallbearers will be:
Ray Dawkins, Curtis Barrett, Jimmy Barrett , Michael Wimbish, Chris Wimbish, Troy Compton, Billy Jo Harris, Alberto Sanchez Jr., Zane Fletcher, Juan Huerta

The family of Rita Wimbish wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Angie & David for everything they have helped with over the years.