Rita Raspberry
1950 - 2017
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Rita Raspberry "Ree-Rah" age 66, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 11, 1950 transitioned this life on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital after battling multiple health issues over the past few years. She attended Roosevelt High School but completed her education in 1968 at Froebel High School. She was formerly employed at US Steel Mill as a Crane Operator. She later relocated to Indianapolis, In with her children. Preceded in her death loving parents Norman Sr. and Mattie Raspberry; 7 siblings Norman Jr., Vera Morris, Dorothy Jean Beard, William "Lovie" Raspberry; Lawrence Raspberry, Gail Raspberry-Bertha, Debbie Raspberry-Lewis, special niece JoAnn Ledbetter. Rita is survived by Loving children Patrick B. Hollins, Dominque (Michael) Battles, 4 grandchildren, Demetruis B. Hollins, Royce B. Hollins, Diamond C. Battles, and Marquise Battles, sister Carolyn Ledbetter-Pittman, brother Donnell (Louise) Raspberry, Spiritual Mother and Best friend Alfreda (David) Allen, Goddaughter LaToya McLemore, Angel, God sister Anita Steel, special niece JCarole Ledbetter, best friend Geraldine Carter, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rita desired a private departure at Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc. Rita's family will have a celebration of life at a later date.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Feb. 21 to Feb. 26, 2017.
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March 5, 2017
I treasure all that Sister Rita shared and taught me.
She shared my burdens through some hard times.
She shared her love and prayers and her laughter and lifted my heart.
I hope she has a pair of red silk pajamas.
I love you Sister Rita.
To her family I offer my love and prayers and the joy I carry in knowing that as Sister Rita always said "Can't nobody do me like Jesus"
With love and prayers
Sister Denise♡
February 23, 2017
My sincere condolences to my family and especially to Dominique and Pierre. I love my Ree Rah and miss her dearly and I pray that God sends his love your way and comfort you both in has Grace. I love y'all and will miss my Ree Rah. God bless love always Jametria
February 23, 2017
Dominique,Michael,children,and extended family members. My prayers remain with all of you as you each move through your grief.
Quote from St. Mother Teresa.
"We all cannot do great things.Only small things with great love.
Carol A.Neaville-Wright
Carol Neaville -Wroght
February 21, 2017
My condolences to the family, may the God of tender mercies mead your broken hearts. ( Psalm 147:3)
February 21, 2017
May the beautiful memories of your loved one ease your pain and sorrow. Find comfort and strength in God because he cares. -
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