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Rita Mae Smith

December 25, 1931 — June 9, 2023

Mrs. Rita Mae Smith, age 91, of Biloxi, MS passed away on Friday, June 9, 2023.

Mrs. Smith was born on December 25, 1931 in Biloxi, MS to the late Jimmie and Helen Hughes. She worked at Biloxi Shrimp Factory and was a former employee of Keesler Air Force Base. During her spare-time she enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Smith; daughter, Helen R. Catchot; and grandson, Timothy Alan White.

Left to cherish her memory include her children, Arthur Catchot, James E. Smith and Eva M. Tims (John); grandchildren, Norman Bleuler (Patricia), Andy Jaenne (Maria), Harry E. Smith, Jimmy E. Smith (Samantha), Alex White (Rachel) and Kristen David (Andrew); and by her great grandchildren, Norman Bleuler, Nina Bleuler, Karina Bleuler, Cameron White, Caleb David, Kenzie David, Cade White, Callie White, Evalynn White, Audrey White, Lexie White, Gracie White, Alec Pereida, Sienna Pereida, Luca Smith, Lucas Jaenne, Phillip Jaenne, and Gage Smith.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Deaconess Home Health and Hospice for their care and compassion and above all, to Ms. Sue Adams of Ocean Springs, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her memory. (800) 805-5856 or https://www.stjude.org/donate

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2023 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow service at Biloxi City Cemetery.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rita Smith.

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Monday, June 19, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 19, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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