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Jones Mortuary
Thursday July 28th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Thursday July 28th, 2016
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Oak Ridge Memorial Park
Friday July 29th, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Rita Mae Rector

Rita Mae Rector age 78 of Clinton, TN passed away early Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016 at Norris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norris, TN. Rita loved the Lord and was a member of Charity Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren and the outdoors. Rita always wore a cap and loved making people laugh. She was the world’s best biscuit maker, and in her lowest moments, was always optimistic. Rita is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Pearl (Packett) Neland and step father, George Neland; husband, Johnny Rector; brothers, Jackie Packett, Carl Packett, Ray Packett, Bo Neland, Ronnie Mack Neland, and Jim Neland and grandson, David Rector, and son in law, Larry Snellings.

Surviving relatives are sons, Johnny Mack Rector & wife Towana of Waverly, TN and George Rector & wife Cathy of Elma, WA; daughters, Carol Comer & husband James of LaFollette, TN, Rosa Rector of LaFollette, TN, and Lu Snellings of Clinton, TN; sisters, Minnie Queener & Roy Blackwell of Jacksboro, TN and Georgia Poore & husband Buster of Lake City, TN; grandchildren, Peggy Cardwell & husband Jim of Miami, FL, Robbie Comer & wife Jamie of LaFollette, TN, Margaret Bryant & husband David of Lafayette, TN, Justin Rector & twin brother Brian Rector of Santa Rosa, CA, Aaron Hill of Clinton, TN, Meagan Shelton & husband Ken of Baytown, TX, 8 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Rita’s family will receive friends on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN with her funeral service immediately following at 8:00pm in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary. Rita’s interment will be Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge, TN.

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So sorry for the loss of your loved one...may God comfort you....and be with each of you during this time..

Kathy Carter Aug 2 2016 12:00 AM

We so enjoyed knowing Rita when she used to attend our Sunday evening services at Norris Health and Rehab. She was always smiling, told wonderful stories, and knew all the old gospel songs. She shared her near-death experience with us and spoke of how happy it made her. Our services have been much less lively since she has been unable to attend. It was a privilege to know and love her. We are glad she is now at rest.

Barbara and Richard Dyer Jul 30 2016 12:00 AM

In my thoughts and prayers.

Helen Hayes Whitaker Jul 29 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to all of you. Your Mom was one in a million. Take care of each other and find comfort in knowing she is in a wonderful happy place. Love my Rector family.

Sherrie Cox Hudson Jul 29 2016 12:00 AM

Crystal Twitty Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rita Rector

Crystal Twitty Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

May you be blessed with peace and comfort during your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Crystal Twitty Jul 28 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with the family......she'll always be in your heart.

Susan Dale Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Sending you all hugs.....

Donna Perry Taylor Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

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