Rita Jo Sears

Died: Tue., Sep. 16, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
Location: Glenwood Chapel

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Location: Sardis Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Location: Sardis Baptist Church

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Rita Jo Ennis Sears passed away on September 16, 2014, after a brief illness at Memorial Heath University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.

She was born on April 26, 1948, in Lyons, Georgia. She was a lifelong resident of Glenwood, Georgia.  She attended Brewton Parker College.  She worked as a Materials Supervisor with the Georgia Power Company and was retired. She was a homemaker and a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Glenwood, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harper and Lois Ennis, her brothers Sam Ennis and Jimmy Morrison, and a sister, Patricia Hall.

She is survived by husband, O.L. (Rusty) Sears, brothers Bob Ennis and Don Ennis both of Glenwood, daughter Melanie Graham (Brian) of Soperton, daughter Mindy Smith of Atlanta, son Dave Smith of Atlanta, two grandchildren Alexis and Cody Graham of Soperton as well as many cousins and other relatives.

The family welcomes public condolences between the hours of 6:00-8:00 on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Stewart Rosier Funeral Home in Glenwood, Georgia.  Visitation will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 9:00am to 11:00 at Sardis Baptist Church in Glenwood, Georgia, followed by a funeral service at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to the following organizations at the giver’s choice: Neuro/ ICU Nursing Education Fund at Memorial Health Foundation , P.O. Box 23089, Savannah, GA 31403; Sardis Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Tony Edge 128 Free Run Road, Glenwood, GA 30428; Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund 106 S. Wesley Chapel Rd. Eatonton, GA 31024.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Glenwood Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Janice Adams O'Brien
   Posted Tue September 16, 2014
My Sympathy and regrets to all the family on the loss of this special lady. May all of you find strength to overcome your sorrow in the Saviour who holds us in his hand and guides us forever more. God is with you as you go through this time of sadness. She is in a better place.

DiAnne D Wallace
   Posted Tue September 16, 2014
Rusty, words cannot express what I feel at this moment. I just know that "girlfriend" will truly be missed. She was one in a million and there are not enough words to describe her. You both mean a lot to me. I know that mom is welcoming girlfriend home now. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers

Susan Cox Allmond
   Posted Wed September 17, 2014
Thinking and praying for Rita Jo's family as they go through this difficult time.

Michael Manning
   Posted Wed September 17, 2014

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Margaret Oswalt, Sandra and Mike Manning.

All of us will dearly miss Rita Jo. She was such a special lady. We will continue to lift all the family up to the Lord that He may be close with His love and comfort. with love from Margaret Oswalt, Sandra and Mike Manning

Dianne Coleman Quinn
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Sending prayers and condolences to all of the family and friends. May God carry you at this time of bereavement.

Leon and Karen Faircloth
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Rusty, I am so shocked and sad to hear about Rita Jo. I was so looking forward to the reunion this year. I have not had a lot of dealings with my Dad's family since they divorced when I was young. Rita Jo always made me feel so welcome. She was a very special person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love In Christ
Karen Faircloth

John Clark
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014

GARDEN PATH was sent by John Clark and Esther Alonso.

With deep sorrow for the loss of Rita and in loving memory from the Clark/Alonso family.

Bill & Eleanor Stubba
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Dear Rusty & Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Rita was always smiling and fun in the few times we saw her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Bill & Eleanor

Marcia Carroll
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
Mindy,My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hal, Kimberley Glisson Whitaker and Belinda Glisson
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
Rusty we are so sorry for your loss. Rita was such a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face when I saw her. May God comfort you and keep you during the days ahead. Blessings, Hal, Kimberley and Belinda

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