Rita Joyce Bledsoe “Rita Pearl” Obituary



Rita Joyce Bledsoe “Rita Pearl”, 63, a resident of Lanett, AL passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022, at EAMC in Opelika.


Graveside services will be 11:00 AM EST Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Fairfax Cemetery in Valley, AL. with Rev. Carl Benedict officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Family and friends will assemble at the gravesite for the service.


Survivors include her sister, Gail Edwards (Doug); brother, Chris Bell (Donna); Godmother, June Henderson; Godsister, Tammy Henderson Wood; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce Bell & Joe Bell; and brothers, Mike Bledsoe & Dennis Bledsoe.


She was born in Opelika, AL on September 6, 1958, and worked at EAMC Lanier in Valley for 14 years. She was known to keep the residents and staff in good spirits by her singing and infectious laughs. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Valley.


Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Baptist Church.

Visit www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to sign the online guest book or light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.


Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley, AL Directing

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