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Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

RITA RILEY HURD

August 22, 1938May 12, 2020
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Rita Riley Hurd, age 81, passed peacefully Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020. She was born to parents Donell Riley and Elizabeth Sweeney on August 22, 1938 in Homer, New York.

Rita “Memaw”, moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1973 and has resided here ever since. She graduated from Homer High School. Rita loved watching the “Days of Our Lives” and playing cards with her family and friends. Her bright smile and joyous laugh will be certainly missed by all who loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Hurd; parents, Donell and Elizabeth Riley; and siblings, Betty, Stubb, Helen, and Leo. She is survived by her children, Margaret Hansen, David Tarbaux, Susie Etheridge (Scott), Laurie Davis (Robert), and Christopher Hurd; grandchildren, Amy and Justin Etheridge, Andrew Hurd and Eli Davis, and Andrew Hurd (Andy), and one great grandchild, Adrian Prewitt.

The visitation will be held at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Eastern Gate Chapel. The funeral service will be led by Pastor Ed McGraw, and will take place on Sunday, May, 17, 2020 at 10:00am in the Eastern Gate Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens for assistance with burial costs for Rita.

  • FAMILY

  • Margaret Hansen, Child
  • David Tarbaux, Child
  • Susie Etheridge (Scott), Child
  • Laurie Davis (Robert), Child
  • Christopher Hurd, Child
  • Amy Etheridge, Grandchild
  • Justin Etheridge, Grandchild
  • Andrew Hurd, Grandchild
  • Eli Davis, Grandchild
  • Andrew Hurd (Andy), Grandchild
  • Adrian Prewitt, Great Grandchild

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Jamie Fleury

May 16, 2020

Dear Chris and Andy, I’m so sorry to hear about Rita (your mom and grandma). We miss you. Andy ~ Hannah wrote you a letter. We are mailing it tomorrow. Hopefully you can keep in touch. Your are still so loved. Hannah would spend time over there and you spent a lot of time with us. We live farther apart now; but nothing has changed in our hearts. My phone number is 574-767-0057. Please text or call. We will never forget Rita; or either of you. Love to you and your family. Jamie Fleury (formerly Stoner).

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