Rita L. Hitt

January 19, 1937 ~ October 14, 2019 (age 82)

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TUPELO - Rita L. Hitt, 82, passed away October 14, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo, MS. She was born on January 19, 1937 in Pangburn, AR, grew up in Ironton, MO, and attended Southeast Missouri State University.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and cherished her family.

In 2001, Rita and Harold, her husband of 63 years, packed up as much as could fit in their motor home and traveled all over North America, living full time in a 200 square foot paradise for 13 years. She and Harold made the most of retirement, rolling happily around the country, making new friends and miraculously, rarely getting on each other’s nerves.

She is survived by her sons, Terry Hitt of Lighthouse Point, FL, and Dr. Kevin (Patsy) Hitt of Tupelo, MS; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her cherished husband, Harold L. Hitt of Tupelo, MS, who died August 15, 2019; her parents, Vernon and Ruth Lewis of Ironton, MO; and her beloved grandson, Hunter Hitt of Tupelo, MS.

The family wishes to thank the staff of North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice for their tender and compassionate care for both Rita and her family.  Their kindness will always be remembered and appreciated.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 2 – 3 p.m., with Graveside Services immediately following at Tupelo Memorial Park on Joyner Avenue, with Bro. Jim Varnon officiating.

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October 19, 2019

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

Graveside Service
October 19, 2019

3:00 PM
Tupelo Memorial Park, Holland

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