Rita Gayle Tharpe

Born: Thu., May 6, 1954
Died: Wed., Apr. 22, 2020

Private Interment


12:45 PM to 1:45 PM, Sun., Apr. 26, 2020
Location: Lea Bethel Baptist Church

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Rita G. Tharpe, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at UNC Hillsborough after a sudden illness.

Born in Halifax County, Va. daughter of the late Irving & Bessie Lankford Tharpe.  She work for many years as a CNA at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Va.  Ms. Tharpe was a very kind person who had a love for all animals but her favorite pastime was watching the PBR (Professional Bull Riding).  She LOVED the LORD JESUS CHRIST with all of her heart and was a member of Lea Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving is her wonderful and loving daughter Kimberly Grimes Throckmorton ( Jimmy Lee ) of Scottsburg, Va.; her two precious granddaughters Haylee & Savannah whom she dearly LOVED; one brother Dale Tharpe ( Donna ) of Saxe, Va.; her "Sister" Special and Devoted Friend Elsie Blalock ( Lloyd ) of Prospect Hill; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Due to the COVID-19, the family ask that you share your thoughts, memories and condolences at www.harrelsonfs.com or emailed to harrelsonfs@yahoo.com.  

Graveside Rites will be held 2:00PM Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Lea Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Steve Jordan.  

There will be a viewing one hour prior to the Service
[12:45PM -1:45PM Sunday April 26, 2020 ] at Lea Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider donations to the: Rita Tharpe Memorial Fund to help with incurred medical expenses; c/o Fidelity Bank of Yanceyville, 202 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379  

Harrelson Funeral Services of Yanceyville, NC is privileged to be serving the Tharpe Family

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