Rita J. Brumley, 88, a life-long resident of Laurel, passed away on September 2, 2019, at home after a brief illness surrounded by family and friends.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and lived most of her adult life in the Myrick Community and very proudly graduated from Sandersville High School in 1950. She is a GM-Laurel Division retiree and was nearly a 70-year member of Freedom Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Danny Adams and wife, Becky of Laurel; one daughter, Pamela Adams of Laurel; one granddaughter, Colleen Adams of Pascagoula; one step-grandson, Matt Cook of Fort Lauderdale; one sister, Barbara Smith and husband, Joe of Laurel; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Birdie Upchurch; sister, Lucille Walters and husband, Millard; and brother, Harold Upchurch, all of Laurel.

Services will be at Freedom Baptist Church Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with internment at Myrick Cemetery. Viewing is at the church two hours prior to the service at 12 noon Wednesday. Bro. David Fedele to officiate with Bro. Rory Dill to assist.

Pallbearers are Dawayne Smith, Clint Smith, Bryan Walters, Jerrod Stringer, John Moore, and Richard O’Neil. Honorary pallbearers are James Lovett, Hunter Smith, Chase Smith, and Logan Walters.

She is dearly loved and missed by her family and a multitude of friends and will long be remembered for her ever persistent work in her beautiful yard.

We wish to thank all doctors, hospital staff, home health, hospice care, and funeral staff for their kind and supportive help throughout our mother’s illness and passing. We also deeply thank her private sitters and most especially her closest friends, including Texas friends and church family there too, for all supportive prayers and encouragement during our very sad and difficult journey

Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.

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