Born in and a lifelong resident of Aiken County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Marion Edward and Doris Holley Walker. She was a graduate of LBC High School and was a Registered Respiratory Therapist at MCG. She was a member of Cedar Creek Church.
Rita enjoyed sewing, crafting and her flower garden. More than anything however, she enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, Alexandra Umsted, Truxtun Umsted, Quinton Hiott, Sarah Weaver, Rebecca Weaver, Elizabeth Weaver, Hannah Weaver, James Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Joshua Weaver and Joseph Weaver.
In addition to her husband, parents and grandchildren, she is survived by daughters, Denene (Teddy) Umsted, Aiken, SC, Renee Hiott, Aiken, SC and Nicole (Lance) Weaver, Clearwater, SC; sister, Terry Walker, Aiken, SC; her ex-husband and still friend, Raymond Hiott, Beech Island, SC and of course her four-legged son, Snookie.
In accordance with her wishes, Rita will be cremated and A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, February 21st, 2013, at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC, with the Reverend Grant Wiseman officiating.
Inurnment will follow in the Langley Cemetery, Langley, SC.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, February 21st, 2013, from 1 until 2 o’clock at
Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC.