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Rita Brownlee 1958-2020

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Rita Louise Brownlee, 61, of Wills Point, passed away Sept. 7, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones.

Rita was born to James and Gloria Kelley in Berryville, AR, on Oct. 31, 1958. She graduated from Eureka Springs High School in 1977. Rita married the love of her life John Brownlee, June 29, 1996, in Wills Point. Rita moved to Texas 40 years ago and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Wills Point. She retired in 2015, after 30 years of working at Walmart. Rita loved having fun with her grandkids and spending time gardening.

To cherish her memories, Rita leaves behind her loving husband, Cliff Brownlee; mother, Gloria Kelley; son, Sam Snyder and wife Jennifer; daughters, Kelli Ogdie and husband Jeremy, Misty Wagner and husband Tim, Amanda Crawford and Kylie Cabaniss; brothers, Ralphie Kelley and wife Connie, Gerald Lee Kelley and wife Karen, and David Kelley and wife Lavonne; sisters, Venita Roller and husband Donnie, Diana Bohach and husband Chester, and Glenda Warner and husband Glen; grandchildren, Haley Meyer, Morgan Tate, Jake Crawford, Josh Crawford, Sarah Ogdie, Joshua Ogdie, Emilie Cabaniss, Kassidy McMullen, Natalie Snyder, Ethan Wagner, Nicholas Wagner, Gabriel Wagner, Elias Wagner, and Josiah Wagner; along with many other loving relatives and friends.

Rita is preceded in death by her dad, James Kelley; brothers, Ronnie Kelley and Dale Kelley; and grandparents, Ben and Ida Crow, and Mable and Sherman Kelley.

Family accepted guests Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Trinity Baptist Church of Wills Point, and funeral service followed. Graveside services were held following the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood. Arrangements were under the care of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.