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Collins Funeral Home
Friday September 25th, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Collins Funeral Home
Saturday September 26th, 2015

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Rita Jo May

Rita Jo May 63 of Wharncliffe departed this life Wednesday, September 23, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born August 26, 1952 in Welch, WV to the late Joe and Virginia (Moore) May. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents and grandparents she is preceded in death by one brother; Jerry Ray May. Those left to cherish her memories are one brother; Randall (Mitzi) May of Wharncliffe, three nieces; Heather (Bobby) Stotridge of Verdunville, Tanya(Adam) Grimmett and Randa (William) Bradford both of Wharncliffe, two great-nieces; Alexandria Grimmett and Kerissa Bradford, five great-nephews; Khoner Bradford, Tanner and Justin Grimmett and Jordan and Trevor Abbott, one great-great-nephew; Keaton Brown, one great-great-niece Andrea Grimmett, two special nieces; Rhonda and Katie Mullins and a special friend; Cory Brown. Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Grimmett and Denny May officiating. Burial will follow at Beach Fork Cemetery in Gay Hollow. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 P.M. Friday, September 25, 2015 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Adam, Tanner and Justin Grimmett, Cory Brown, William Bradford, Bobby Stotridge, Jordan and Trevor Abbott.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Khoner Bradford, Keaton Brown, James Grimmett, Denny May, and Johnathan Cline. Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left @ www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com.

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Steven Savage Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

I have come to know Rita Jo for many years now and I miss her laughter, smiles and her loving personality, she was the type of person to just say whats on her mind whether you liked it or not but she was an honest lady.
Rita you will be and are sadly missed

Steven Savage Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

I will forever miss our conversations and hearing your voice. I know our loss is heavens gain...until we meet again. Love you

Debbie Pauley Jones Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM

working at arh she was a patient we all loved dearly she made the staff laugh always smile will miss you

sandra anderson Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM

I met Rita December of '07 while my mother was in the hospital at ARH. I was going thru a tough time in my life and she made me smile. Thank you Rita. You will be missed.

Paul Porter Sep 25 2015 12:00 AM

To the Family of Rita Jo May
I am so sorry to hear of Rita's death. I considered her a sweet lady and my friend. I will miss calling her and checking on her.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Pam Maness Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM

Randall and family...so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I can honestly say she was one of a kind and a very, very dear friend. She was more like a sister. I may have only known her for five years but it seems like I have known her forever! Love you all bunches!

Beth Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was my friend in school and I have thought of her often even though we had not seen one another. I trust she is resting in the arms of Jesus and will have an eternity to spend with her friends. She will be waiting for me. I pray that her family will be comforted by the only one who can comfort in a time like this....our Almighty God.

Theresa Vance Gibsonb Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM

Rita was a kind and special lady who will be missed by many. So sorry, my prayers will be with her family.

Brenda and Mark Hatfield Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM