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Sunset Funeral Home and Sunset Memorial Park

3802 Watermelon Road, Northport, AL

OBITUARY

Rita Kay Smith

Passed away on September 4, 2019

BUHL - Rita Kay Smith, of Buhl, Ala., passed away September 4, 2019 at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Pate Cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her father, Adrian L. Dean; grandparents, Robert and Velma Dean and Johnny and Ella Mae Clark. Survivors include her mother Doris Clark Dean, daughters, Brandy Burt (Randall), Kellie Nelson and Alisa Cook (David); sons, Johnny Scruggs, Christopher Scruggs (Tammy) and Jonathan Smith (Kelli); sister, Elizabeth Dean Hall (J.B.); brothers, Jimmy Dean (Brenda), Audie Dean and David Dean; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. This blue-eyed lady will be missed more than words can express. Rita loved watching and praying with Jimmy Swaggart and the Singers. Rita loved Jesus. We all will miss her and hurt as we cry in pain for she is not here with us. Then, we will remember our pain will be small compared to Rita's gain, because mercy walked in. Pallbearers will be Justin Booth, Adam Booth, Dustin Scruggs, Shawn Boothe, Heath Taylor and Shannon Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Melissa and Steve Booth, Diane and Kenny Carr, and Marsha Hubbard.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Memories

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Christopher Scruggs

September 9, 2019

Christopher Scruggs

September 9, 2019

So hard to put into words how bad i miss you, we all do I’m sure mamma. At the moment its still just hard to believe your not here with us anymore. One thing i do know for sure is that one day we will be together again; thats a promise. I love you so much and I’m sorry if i ever let you down. Love you mamma....

Kellie Nelson

September 8, 2019

I love you so much momma and miss you each second of the day. It hurts so bad with you gone but I know you are in a much better place then I am.I will keep your memory alive. I will make sure everybody remembers how beautiful you still are. RIP & FLY HIGH MY BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYED MAMA❤💞
I love you forever & always..Love Your baby of the bunch,Kellie...........

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY