Heaven gained an angel Monday, February 22, 2021, when loving Wife, Mama, Nonny, and friend to many, Rita Mauldin Malone, went to be with the Lord at age 70 due to covid pneumonia. Rita was born on January 1, 1951 to David ”Buster” and Frieda Mauldin. On August 30, 1969, she married the love of her life, Lawrence, and they raised two daughters, Misty and Lori. Her passions were playing the piano, loving Jesus, and being the most inspirational and admired Wife, Mama, and Nonny. She was so loved. She spent most of her life taking care of her children and grandchildren, while also working side by side with her husband and family ranching, farming, and trucking business, She was a member of The Saving Grace Ministry, and has touched many lives over the course of 50 years never missing a chance to play piano and lead worship. She had a servant’s heart and opened her home and heart to anyone in need with her kind hearted generosity and rock steady FAITH. Psalm 91 He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in him will I trust.
Rita was preceded in death by her father Buster, and mother Frieda. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lawrence Malone, her daughters Misty Bethell and Lori Blagg and husband Andy, grandchildren Jordan Jones/Brittney Miller. Lawren and Ashlee Patterson, Tristan Homsey, John David and Sam Blagg, and great granddaughter Iverson Jones, and countless close family and friends. Family night will be Monday, March 1, 5-7pm at Bright and Holland Funeral Home. Memorial service will be Tuesday, March 2, 1pm at Bright and Holland Funeral Home followed by the interment at Union Cemetery in Taylortown.
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