OBITUARY

Rita Rae Peoples

July 9, 1943January 3, 2019
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Mrs. Rita Rae Peoples, age 75, native of Choteau, Montana and longtime resident of Saraland, AL, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Mrs. Peoples is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Montana Shovlin. Rita retired after 20 years as a nurse with Springhill Medical Center and University of South Alabama. She was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Chickasaw. Rita was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed Auburn football and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She was a longtime dialysis patient and made many friendships with other patients and staff. Rita is survived by her husband of 53 years, Benny Peoples and children; Melissa Hann (Jeff), Jessie Peoples (Lori) and Andrea Byrd (Donald). She is also survived by her siblings; Annie Pursley (Alan), Dolly Annis (George), Betty Lou O’Connor (Pat), Toni Brewster, Chuck Pfrimmer (Wanda), 10 half siblings, six grandchildren; Clay, Fawn, Natalie, Keilan, Jordon, Bryce and two great-grandchildren; Evie and Travis and a host of other family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations may offered to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital Research. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Benny Peoples, Husband
  • Melissa Hann (Jeff), Daughter
  • Jessie Peoples (Lori), Son
  • Andrea Byrd (Donald), Daughter
  • Annie Pursley (Alan), Sister
  • Dolly Annis (George), Sister
  • Betty Lou O'Connor (Pat), Sister
  • Toni Brewster, Sister
  • Chuck Pfrimmer (Wanda), Brother
  • Mrs. Peoples is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Montana Sholvin. She is also survived by 10 half siblings, six grandchildren; Clay, Fawn, Natalie, Keilan, Jordon, Bryce and two great-grandchildren; Evie and Travis and a host of other family and friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 6, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service
REMEMBERING

Rita Rae Peoples

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Bob Scheer

January 4, 2019

Benny and family , Nancy and I are so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. She was a sweet, wonderful any very funny lady. She was so loved by her extended Trooper family. May God be with all of you.

Boyd Hartzog

January 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Any loss is bad but at this time of year it's worse. Just remember that GOD is in control and he is with you at all times. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Boyd Hartzog
Trooper

William Powell

January 3, 2019

I am truly sorry for the whole family. Me and Patricia showing our sincere condolences. She was a wonderful lady and I know she was a good mother. I know it hurts but I am hurting with you. She use to come to Dad's service station and so did your father. We shared good times and good memories. May God be with you and the family. Salute.

Tiffany Bolton

January 3, 2019

Ms. Rita was just like family to me. She is my cousins grandmother but she has always treated me and my family like her own. She had a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. In the 20 years Ive known her, She could always keep you laughing. I love you Ms. Rita! I am so so glad I got to see you one last time on Christmas, but if I had known then that it would be the last time I would see you, I would have hugged you tighter!! We are grieving but we know in our hearts you are rejoicing with the Angels! Until we meet again.... xoxo

Margaret Franks

January 3, 2019

Rita worked at Chilton County hospital back in 1980’s. She was so pleasant and great to work with, not to mention all the cranks we pulled. To know her was to love her. RIP Rita!

Joan Smith

January 3, 2019

She was a great lady ,in 1976 she helped me come up w names for the baby I had .I'm originally from Saraland and when me and my late husband David would stop in and see them

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