Rita L Sanders

December 4, 1960 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Rita Sanders Obituary


December 04, 1960 - February 18, 2024

Rita Laracene Sanders was born December 4, 1960 in Fort Mill, SC to the late Ella Mae Smith Williams and Richard Henry Sanders. Rita peacefully departed this earthly life and entered her heavenly home on February 18, 2024.

Rita’s bright smile and cheerful personality endeared her to all she met. Rita’s favorite pastimes were reading, watching a good movie and playing games on her computer. She was an avid Carolina Panther’s fan and would encourage us all to Keep Pounding!

Rita graduated from Fort Mill High School in May 1979 and attended York Technical College. Rita’s passion was helping others which led her to serve in the medical field. She moved to Charlotte where she attended Mercy Hospital School of Phlebotomy and earned her Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician. Rita also worked for Mercy Hospital as an Admission Technician while earning her Phlebotomy Certification.  Rita worked many years as a Certified Phlebotomist at Laboratory Corporation of America. She studied at Central Piedmont Community College to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and later studied to become an Ophthalmology Technician. Rita ended her career with Charlotte Eye, Ear Nose and Throat.

During her youth, Rita joined United AME Zion Church where she remained a member through life. When unable to attend she was a follower of virtual worship services at Perfecting Christian Fellowship.

Rita will be most remembered for her loving devotion to her family. Rita was preceded in death by her parents Ella Mae Smith Williams and Richard Henry Sanders; grandmother Lula Meeks; sisters Dorothy Love, Barbara Benjamin, Jane Davis, Patricia Beckham; brother Billy Smith.

Rita leaves to cherish her loving memories husband John Frazier Sr.; children Keria Burke (Jamaris), Nia Sanders, John Frazier, Jr.; grandchildren Karter Salley, Ryan Sanders, Jurnee Frazier, K’Casey Smith, JaMaya Burke, Jerrelle Burke; sisters Earnestine McGee, Bettye Benjamin, Lisa Greene; brothers Johnny Smith (Gloria), Bobby Smith (?), Frankie Smith; Thomas Camp; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; lifelong best friend Selina Parks.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Rita will be held March 2, 2024 at United AME Zion, 804 Steele St, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Service will start at 1:00 PM.

The Sanders Family have entrusted arrangements to Cremation Society of Charlotte.

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Memorial Service
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
United AME Zion
804 Steele St,
Fort Mill, SC 29715


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