Rita Joy Churchwell

  • Born: October 1, 1966
  • Died: April 21, 2016
  • Location: Searcy, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

2602 W. Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR 72143

Tel. (501) 268-7220

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rita Joy Churchwell, age 49 of Searcy, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Little Rock. She was born October 1, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois to Raymond Ralph Churchwell and Lena Marie Hodges Churchwell. She is survived by one brother, Huston Ray Churchwell and Donna Tucker of McRae; one sister, Twilia Kay Lance and husband David of Trinity, Alabama; two nieces, Ashley Marie Churchwell of Pangburn, Destiny Hope Lance of Trinity; and one nephew, Tristan Karl Jubal Lance of Trinity. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lena Churchwell; and one brother, Paul Edmond Churchwell. Visitation is Sunday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 am at Powell Funeral Home with interment to follow at Welcome Home Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry you are gone much to soon....heaven surely gained another angel as you left us....Prayers from family, friends.... you were a great nurse and I have been so thankful at seeing you over the years while at the clinic....❤

Posted by Lisa Crisco - McRae, AR - Friend   April 25, 2016

So sorry and praying for the family. Rita was our nurse. She was a very dear soul and great nurse. May she rest in peace. We will miss her so much.We loved you Rita!!

Posted by Gladys and James Thompson - Augusta, AR - Friend   April 24, 2016

Ms. Rita will definitely be missed. I enjoyed working with Rita, and she and Greta are my favorite nurses. My prayers are with her family and with Greta and Dr. Pace.

Posted by Cindi Pearson - Beebe, AR - Friend   April 24, 2016

Rita was one of the nicest, kind, caring and compassionate people that I have ever had the please of knowing. I will miss her dearly. But, ----
Her jouney's just begun
Don't think of her as gone away
her journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.

Posted by Shane Bowden - Searcy, AR - Friend   April 24, 2016


no word can heal the pain that you are feeling right now only time can do that but there will always be that special place that you hold reserved only for RITA so sorry for the loss may GOD speed your healing . we had some good times together love Betty S Eudy Churchwell

Posted by betty churchwell - georgetown, AR - Acquaintance   April 24, 2016

She was a wonderful nurse and I am proud I got to work with her.

Posted by Tonya Cummins - Cherokee village, AR - Friend   April 24, 2016

Remember the same smile on Rita that her sweet mother had. I don't think I ever saw either without that smile. I'm so sorry for her passing. Altho I haven't known her since leaving griff everyone speaks of her with great love and affection. She was obviously a great model for a lot of people. Praying.

Posted by Pat Jackson - Mcrae - Friend   April 24, 2016

So glad I was able to meet such a great nurse and friend. She will be missed

Posted by Denise Richards - Fostoria, OH - Coworker   April 23, 2016

my thoughts & prayers are with your whole family during this most difficult time. (ITT)

Posted by Lynne Swindle - Brookings, SD - Friend   April 23, 2016

Rita was the sweetest person. I enjoyed working with her at ITT. She will be truly missed!

Posted by Young Rosemary - Coworker   April 23, 2016

Prayers for the family in the loss of such a dear person.

Posted by Jennifer (Horton) Hooker - Monroe, MI - Friend   April 23, 2016