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Rita Richardson Herda

June 19, 1957 — August 21, 2023

Marion, Va.

Rita Richardson Herda

Marion, Va.

Rita Richardson Herda age 66, closed her eyes here on earth and awoke in the arms on Jesus on Monday, August 21, 2023.

Rita was a proud mother, sister, granny and friend and had artwork all over the house to prove it. When she wasn’t watching the grandkids, she liked to do crafts, especially making dreamcatchers and keychains. She was the friendly face behind the counter at the Marathon gas station and her family’s business, Little George’s before its closing. She loved Ocean City in Maryland and disco dance nights with her girls. Rita, better known as granny, ole’ woman and Remes, left a huge hole in the hearts of her loved ones, but have peace knowing she’s with Jesus, waiting for her family.


A special thanks to Jason Mullinax for leading Rita to the Lord.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha Richardson and sister, Wanda Henson.


Rita is survived by her daughter, Nicky West (Justin) of Marion, Va.; sons, Donny Anderson (Kendra) of Marion, Va. and Matt Herda (Rachael) of South Carolina; brother, Ray Richardson of Sykesville, MD; 11 grandchildren, Jake, Alex, Anna, Mady, Bryleigh, Braelyn, June, Gabriella, Colton, Addison, Garrett; one great-grandchild, Aubree Paige; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Sherri Henderson and Marie O’Haghen Thornton; fur babies, Lulu and Ziggy. 


A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 1 p.m. at South Fork Baptist Church, 215 S Fork Road, Marion, Va 24354.


Care for Rita Richardson Herdas family has been entrusted to Fraziers’ Seaver Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Memorial Service

Thursday, August 24, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm

South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery

215 S Fork Rd, Marion, VA 24354

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