June 3, 1947 - August 11, 2016
Rita Darlene Michael Myers, 69, passed away peacefully at Carrington Place in Rural Retreat, VA. She went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Rita was surrounded by her immediate family when she was given her wings to fly. She was loved by many and cherished by all who knew her. Rita grew up in Stephenson, WV and was the daughter of the late Martin and Susie Jarrell Hess. She was preceded in death by her sister Diana Sue Hess and brother Martin Earl Hess, husband Harold Durant Michael and second husband Richard Lee Myers. Those left to cherish her memory include two sisters Melissa Oneal and husband Jake Oneal of Barkers Ridge, Debbie Cecil of Stephenson and a special cousin Phyllis Green of Stephenson. She will be missed by her three children Lola Michael Marsh and Joe Thorn of Mullens, WV; Billy and Ginger Michael of Mullens, WV; and Candida and Ken Smith of Rural Retreat, Va. Her loving and very special grandchildren and great-grand child are Cassie and Terry, Harley, Halie, Billy, Lexie, Levi, Mason and Holden. Her dear nieces and nephews include Crystal and Brian Cecil, Norman and Tina McKinney and Robert Ryan Michael. Rita worked at Walmart in McArthur, WV for 12 years, she enjoyed and loved her Walmart family and friends. In her spare time she loved playing bingo, yard selling, dining out, and shopping at the dollar store with granddaughter Cassie. Rita also loved the beach, getting her nails done and hanging out with her grand dog Gibs! She absolutely loved watching Lifetime and Hallmark movies. Christmas in July was among her favorites. Visitation service will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel in Mullens. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2016 at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens with Rev. William O. Tolliver and Rev. Ernest Dunford officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, WV. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Momma was a wonderful, loving person with a huge heart of gold. We will miss her tremendously. Lola, Billy and Candy would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and special prayers. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com. The family of Rita Myers is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
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