Rita Maria Taylor-Jackson
1946 - 2019
was born March 8, 1946, and departed this life on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Rita graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1964. She attended Hampton University, but graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO in 1969. Rita pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Iota Chapter in 1967. Rita taught in Germany, was a book consultant in Ypsilanti, MI and taught for several schools in the Gary Community School Corporation. Her professional affiliations were: Gary Reading Council, NIABSE, NAACP, NABSE, and the Gary Elementary Social Studies Council. Rita was a member of St. Timothy Community Church, serving in the March Birthday Group. Preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Sadie Taylor and older brother, Maurice Taylor. Rita is survived by daughter, AnGell Jackson; granddaughter, Jordan Stephens; five sisters: LaDaney Dungy, Jacquelyn Gholson, Nikki (Ariel J.) Anderson, Yvonne E. (Albert) Howard, Sonja A. (Larry) Brewster; brother, Lawrence E. Taylor; beloved cat, Meowchie; special friend, Joyce Elmore (George) Jarrett and a host of many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Friday, October 18, 2019, from 9:00-11:00a.m., with funeral service to follow at 11:00a.m. all at St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Rest In Peace my dear soror and Lincoln Alumni. Ive held fond memories of our being roommates in Martin Hall; and being Ivy Line sisters in 1967 - Alpha Iota Chapter. Though Rita and I eventually lost touch over the years after graduating from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, very frequently her words and humor have played in my thoughts. My condolences to the family.She was very smart.
Dr. Earline Butler
St. Louis, Missouri
Earline Butler
November 3, 2019
I remember Rita as a friendly and truly nice person. My condolences to family and and friends.

Soror Delores Moxley Smith
delores Moxley Smith
October 26, 2019
I'm sorry for the loss of Rita. My prayers and condolences to the family. May she RIH!
October 21, 2019
Latonya Mitchell
October 18, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 18, 2019
May God bless sonja and the Taylor family
Prayers for Rit
Wilton Crump
October 18, 2019
Wilton Crump
October 18, 2019
Ms Gholson & family,

Your sister Rita is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Most High God bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
October 17, 2019
Peace, Love, and Blessings to a colleague and Soror.
Dr. Theresa (Tesa) Liggett Smotherman
October 17, 2019
May the Lord grant comfort and peace to the family...
Will Hargrove
October 17, 2019
May the angels surround you as you rejoice with your new family.
Kristy Winters
October 17, 2019
I was deeply saddened learning of the passing of my neighborhood friend and classmate Rita. She was one of the sweetest and kindest classmate (RHS 64) with an infectious smile.
Larry, you and your family and everyone whose life Rita touched have my sincerest sympathy.
Rest in perfect peace

Verneita Pennington-Coffee
October 17, 2019
Im so sorry to here this. You were a great teacher to my sister Christine Miner and a good colleague and neighbor to my grandmother Billie Jackson and aunt Emma Davis. You will be missed. Everytime I would be in town to visit my grandmother you would stop whatever you were doing to say hello. I hope to see you in heaven when its my time. Rest well lady :-)
Robin Truette
October 17, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gwendolyn West
October 17, 2019
Delorise Webster
October 17, 2019
Larry and Family,
You have my heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Rita. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.
Daisy Curtis
October 17, 2019
I will always remember Rita as a faithful client for many years..We shared a lot of laughs life lessons and many memories My condolences to her family
Dawn GeeterJefferson
October 16, 2019
Larry, God blessed you with a very special sster who exuded class and grace. Rita was always pleasant to everyone she encountered and she possessed a smile that lit up the room. Larry, you were undoubtedly loved by her. I'm sure the countless memories of your beloved sister will warm yuur heart and sustain you in the ensuing years. May the Lord comfort you and your family as Rita enters into his foundation.

Sheila Smith
Merrillville, Indiana
RHS 1964
October 16, 2019
Condolences to the family.
Ermazell Jones
October 16, 2019
To the Taylor family:

You have my heartfelt condolence on the passing of my friend/buddy
Beautiful Rita.I am so sad that the friendship/birthday bond I once shared with Rita,Vardaman,
Joyce and myself has been forever broken.However, I have such fond memories of the times we spent going to the Majestic Star Steakhouse, our drives to Valpo, Hobart and Michigan City to look at the water, boats, and houses. We enjoyed shopping and eating the most.I thank God that He removed Rita from the pain and suffering in her body; And, I look forward to seeing her again.

October 16, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 16, 2019
So sad to hear of Rita's passing. Only knew of her in high school however when we interacted she was always pleasant and smiling. I send my condolences to her family and I shall pray for her soul. May she rest in peace. Sidney Foulks
October 16, 2019
Condolences to the Taylor family. May the Lord's presence be of comfort to you as you remember your sister. I will always remember her smiling face and her pleasant personality, from when we lived downstairs from you on Connecticut Street. Cherish all of your memories of her.
Ethel (Gales) Knight
October 16, 2019
Sending condolences to Yvonne Taylor Howard and her family on the Homegoing of her sister Rita. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Gerald&Myrna Irons
October 16, 2019
Gerald/Myrna Irons
October 16, 2019
A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. Remembering Aunt Rita's wonderful and gentle soul will forever in our hearts. Aunt Rita was truly a blessing in our life. May God give her eternal rest.

PaTrice and Jericka Taylor-niece
PaTrice Taylor
October 16, 2019
To the Taylor Family
So sorry for the loss of my friend and classmate Rita. May fond memories of her give you comfort.

RHS 64
Marquita Henderson Gilmer
October 16, 2019
Our prayers and condolences during this time of bereavement. Rita will always be remembered as a gentle, kind person with a beautiful smile. May God's grace and favor give her eternal peace and rest.
Gloria Robinson-Hooks
October 15, 2019
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