Rita Mitchell was born in Odessa, Texas on September 7, 1959 to Willie and Edyth (Pierce) Davis. She passed from this life with her family at her side on March 31, 2021 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 61.
Rita married Danny Mitchell on February 10, 1979 in Antlers, Oklahoma, and there they made their home and raised their family. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. Rita enjoyed spending her time reading, doing embroidery, and spoiling her grandchildren, who she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Willie and Edyth Davis; grandmother: Linnie Pierce; aunt: Lois Bell; and uncles: Jack Pierce and Pete Pierce.
Rita leaves behind to cherish her memory: her husband: Danny Mitchell of the home; children: Daniel Mitchell of Antlers, OK, Melissa Beauchamp and husband Tony of Hutchinson, KS, Melinda James and husband Jerry of Antlers, OK, and Miranda Bates and husband Roy of Antlers, OK; brothers: Allen Davis and wife Mary of Centerpoint, OK and Carl Davis and wife Regina of Rattan, OK; sisters: Christine Gouthier and husband Ray of Norman, OK, and Joyce Wilmouth of Antlers, OK; grandchildren: Travis, Branden Chassidy, Ty, William, Bella, Brook, and Gracie; and great-grandchild: Emmalee Hairrell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Rita will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2PM at the Westside Baptist Church in Antlers with interment following at Rufe Cemetery. A family night will be held on Friday, April 2 from 6-8PM at Serenity Funeral Service.
Pallbearers include: Dewayn McGee, Reuben Mitchell, Bradon Henderson, Drew Crow, Tony Beauchamp, Jerry James, Roy Bates, and Branden Beauchamp. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Hairrell and Ty James.
Services have been entrusted with Serenity Funeral Service of Antlers, OK.
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