September 6, 1953 – April 9, 2018
Rochelle Fitch (known to most simply as “Fitch”) was born September 6, 1953 in Lafayette, Louisiana to parents Grace Richmond-Fitch and Rochelle Madison, both whom preceded him in death. Fitch was the third oldest of 6 siblings. When the family relocated to Dallas, Texas, Fitch completed primary school and then moved to Houston, Texas in 1968 to reside with his Uncle and Aunt (Levi and Willie Mae Liggins). There he attended and graduated from Jack Yates Senior High School, Class of 1972. Fitch went on to attend Texas Southern University-Houston, TX.
In 1976, Fitch began nine years of employment as a Reprographics Manager at M.W. Kellogg Company. There he met and later married, Mary Brenda Twitty, gaining a son Terrell J. Twitty which he raised as his own, and together in 1979, they had a daughter, Tana. Fitch would later become employed with Exxon Company, USA in 1990 as a Royalty Owner Account Specialist. In 2004, nephew Percy (Gerard) Davis moved from Dallas to Houston to live with his “Uncle Fitch”. Fitch dedicated himself to providing loving guidance to Percy, while instilling positive values & providing supportive life experiences to Percy who, more often than not, he referred to as his son. Fitch was so very proud to see these efforts come to fruition in Percy’s adult life.
Fitch married his loving wife, Tammy Holliman, in 2006. With this union, a family was blended with the addition of his daughters, Tifani and Tiara.
Fitch dedicated 19 years of service to Exxon Company before retiring in 2009. In his retirement, he continued to enjoy his hobbies of fishing, hunting, cooking for his family and most importantly... rooting for The Dallas Cowboys! His love of a well-manicured lawn, easily led to the formation of R. Fitch & Company in 2010. In 2012, Fitch decided to return to the Oil & Gas industry, joining the Occidental Petroleum Corp. family-Greenway Plaza.
Rochelle Fitch leaves behind his loving wife of nearly twelve years (Tammy Fitch), three daughters, (Tana, Tifani, Tiara), two sons (Terrell, Percy), two grandsons, (Khyri Raymond, Rakim White), one brother (George “Buddy” Fitch), four sisters (Rosalie Henderson, Una Mallard, Pearl Madison, Lucille Madison, and their spouses and children), one great aunt (Gretta Atkinson) & many other cherished family and extended family members, colleagues, and devoted friends too numerous to name.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
- Graveside Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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April 17, 2018
It still feels so unreal to me that you are no longer here with us Mr. Fitch. I remember when me and my sisters first moved here to Texas and you and Tammy were one of the first people we meant. My uncle King said meet your family and he was right you all have treated us just like family from day one. Thank you for always being a phone call away for anything. I took an instant liking to you because your spirit reminds me so much of my father. I am so grateful to have had the pleasure to meet such a wonderful person like you.
I can still remember meeting for lunch at Greenway Plaza and our talks. I also will never forget our spades games. You and Tammy where always ready and I wanted to beat you guys. Lol.
I send my deepest condolences to Tammy, the girls, your sons and grandchildren and your family and friends. I am keeping all of them in my prayers.
RIH Mr. FITCH AKA Uncle Fitch. You will never be forgotten. Love you always
April 16, 2018
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Thinking of you and hoping for peace and comfort.
April 13, 2018
April 12, 2018
When I first click to button to share a memory I had so much to say and now I'm a loss for words. This really hurts. I remember the day when Tammy brought you over to my parents house to us, and you fit in instantly. The way you and my Dad click was unbelievable. As years went by you went from a family friend to family. When I seen you, I seen you as an Uncle. When my Dad passed it was like another father figure. You were and still is a GREAT MAN in my heart. I'm so Tammy gave us the pleasure to meet you.
My favorite is memory when you and Tammy walk thru my parents door and my Dad tells Tammy, Heyyy Babyy and he tells you, My Best Buddy..
I will always cherish all of the parties and laughs we all had as a family. Thank you for taking care of my family when my Dad passed... Everything you did for us was priceless. Now I have to be a big girl and help take care of Tammy. She is in great hands.
Love you Uncle Fitch...
April 12, 2018
I just learned of Rochell's passing. I am so very sorry and extend my deepest sympathies to all. I never actually met Rochell in person. Our friendship was through business at first, but then extended. Rochell was so professional representing Oxy but was so kind. Rochell was so caring when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. He always ask how I was feeling and was kind to extend prayers. Each year I remembered to send a Christmas card and a note to thank Rochell for his kindness.
I once again feel so sad and extend sympathy and prayers. God bless and I know that Rochell is in the Kingdom in Christ's loving arms.
April 12, 2018
As we say goodbye my brother, we'll forever cherish the memories. Rest in peace.
April 12, 2018