Rita Wilson Mitchell

August 7, 1953June 9, 2018

Rita Wilson Mitchell, age 64, of Northport went home to the Lord Saturday, June 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Sanford and her parents Clarence and Alice Wilson. She is survived by her son Kerry Mitchell (Angie) and her sister Linda Sellers.

Rita was a mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-aunt. She loved her family with her whole heart. Her presence was known when she entered a room. She had a way about her that would make you laugh and smile. Her spirit was contagious. She loved to cook for her family and plan gatherings for the family. She will be greatly missed by all.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm until 2:00pm at Sunset Funeral Home. The service will follow at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Kenny Overstreet and Rev. Bill Reeves officiating.


  • Dennis Sanford, Husband Deceased
  • Clarence and Alice Wilson, Parents Deceased
  • Kerry Mitchell (Angie), Son
  • Linda Sellers, Sister


  • Family Will Receive Friends Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Life Celebration Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Kenny Robertson

June 11, 2018

Growing up from childhood with Rita was a hoot. We lived across the street from each other and she was the cut up in the family always laughing smiling and loving everyone. Gonna surely miss my cousin loved her very much.