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Rita Bohanna
In Memory of
Rita Joyce
Bohanna (Wattie)
1952 - 2022
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Condolence From: Lynnette Kendrick Dawsey
Condolence: I was à freshman at Tech and Chicken was a junior SHE SHOWED ME THE ROPES ON HOW TO MAKE IT ON CÀMPUS 1st TIME BEING AWAY FROM HOME which was Columbus, Ohio. Chicken was a wonderful mentor. RlP Rita you earned your wings. Sadly missed ,De Kendrick-Dawsey
Tuesday July 19, 2022
Condolence From: John and Gwen Lovett
Condolence: To Garfield and other family members,

John and I send our sincere sympathy to you in your time of sorrow. We pray that you will feel comforted by the love of our Heavenly Father and so many others in whose hearts Rita held a special place.

John and Gwen Lovett
Friday July 15, 2022
Condolence From: John Shank
Condolence: My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Rita. Such an amazing person. I will never forget her friendly smile and laughter. She always had the students' best interest at heart. Upward Bound was Upward Bound because of Rita and her sister, Beverly. I was shocked and saddened by the news when my wife shared it with me. Rita will always have a special place in my heart and in my memories. Such a special, special lady.
Friday July 15, 2022
Condolence From: Yvonne Terrell
Condolence: Sending my prayers and condolences to the family her smile was so loving and contagious ever time we crossed paths she will be deeply and sadly missed i wish I could attend her homecoming but I will be with you in spirit god bless you all
Friday July 15, 2022
Condolence From: Bo NICHOLS
Condolence: I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity to know Rita and that I could call her my friend . She will be missed by all that knew her . Remember its not goodbye its see you later.
Friday July 15, 2022
Condolence From: Jane Drake
Condolence: Garfield, we are so saddened to learn of Rita’s passing. Know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. 🙏🏼 God’s strength be with you. Jane, Eric, Dylan, Adam
Thursday July 14, 2022
Condolence From: First Missionary Baptist Powellton
Condolence: We, the Pastor and members of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Powellton wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Bohanna & Wattie family on the passing of your loved one Sis. Rita Bohanna. We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and it helps you to heal your pain with the passage of time. Take comfort in knowing that death does not have the final say as the Bible states: O death where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? At times like these, you must lean on your faith and try to accept that God has a bigger purpose. May the memories of your loved one and the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

You Are In Our Prayers,
Rev. William I. Kinney - Pastor
Thursday July 14, 2022
Condolence From: Patricia Nelson Matthews
Condolence: Condolences and prayers for the family. Rita was one of the first welcoming smiles that I received when I started at Wv Tech. She was always smiling. I am grateful to have known her.
Thursday July 14, 2022
Condolence From: Carol Weaver
Condolence: My Dear Brother
There are no words to express how deeply saddened I was to hear of yet another loss for you and your family. Gary we love you and will continue to lift you in prayer. Asking for God’s grace, comfort and mercy as you journey through this season🙏
Thursday July 14, 2022
Condolence From: Robin McDaniel
Condolence: Family, the McDaniels' are deeply hurt in Rita's passing from her earthly home, but we all find comfort in knowing her transition to heaven was one of peace and now joy.
Thank you Rita for your friendship and love!
I (Robin) will miss our laughs, smiles,talks, tears and that very special bond.

Thank you Rita and Garfield Jr. for allowing us to support you on this journey.
Thursday July 14, 2022
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