Rita Newsome Williams, 73, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.
Rita was born on May 7, 1944 in Halifax County, NC to the late James Irwin Newsome and Decie Jeanette Mallison Newsome. A loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, Rita worked for many years for Dr. Neville and later for Dr. Sutton and Dr. Byrum until she retired. She loved working in her yard and canning food. Her true joy came from her children and grandchildren and she showered them all with love and affection.
In addition to her parents Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Larry S. Williams, Sr.
She is survived by her daughters, Anna Bunting of Scotland Neck and Lynn Henson and husband Jeff of Greenville; her sons, Larry S. Williams, Jr. and wife Penny of Rocky Mount, Irwin Williams and wife Carol of Scotland Neck, and Obe Williams of Hopewell, VA; her sisters, Nellie Stallings and husband Coobie of Scotland Neck and Blanche Bryant and husband Phil of Scotland Neck; her grandchildren, Paul Thomas, Josh Henson, Nathan Henson, Ciara Henson, Evan Williams, Hailey Williams, Hanna Hux, Jesse Bunting, David Bunting, Curt Bunting, Dylan Williams, and Eli Williams; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. Mr. Buddy Letchworth will be presiding.
Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck is handling arrangements for the Williams family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthfuneralhome.com.
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