2018-02-08 / Obituaries


Rita Delaine Harrison Williams died Jan. 30, 2018 at the age of 45.

Rita was born May 22, 1972 in Thomasville. She graduated from Clarke County High School in 1990 and Alabama Southern Community College in 1992 with a degree in nursing. She shared her gift for service with her patients and colleagues for several years.

Our hearts are dearly blessed by all of the expressions of love for Rita and her children, and our family. We each had a unique and individual way which we knew and remember Rita. She had a great capacity to love and she also experienced many struggles. We honor all of those in our thoughts and memories of her.

She is survived by her mother, Cheryl Harrison Wright; two daughters, Lyndsey Christina Harrison and Brooke LaShay Williams; a brother, Keith Eddie (Michael Dorris) Harrison; a sister, Darla Harrison (Chris) Burbank; one nephew, Sullivan Burbank, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Eddie Harrison, her grandparents, Bealie and Willie Mae Harrison and James Richard and Mary Ballard.

To honor Rita’s wishes, a private family service was held Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at the family’s home in the Chilton community.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Rita’s memory to: The Lovelady Center, 7916 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35206

Or email at https://www.loveladycenter.or g/portal/donate or, Lupus Foundation of America https://www.lupus.org/action/ join-the-fight.

Losing You

Our hearts still ache in sadness, And secret tears still flow, What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. (4-1tc)

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