Rita  Hollingsworth
Rita Jean Hollingsworth, 90, of Blooming Grove, died Jan. 6, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. Rita was born on Dec. 28, 1929 to Samuel Gardner Moore, Sr. and Martha Payne Moore in Frost, texas and was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobby Gene Hollingsworth; son, Paul Gary Hollingsworth; and siblings, Ruben (Jack) Moore, Robert (Mike) Moore, Reba Moore Thompson, Rozene Moore Shadix, Ralph Moore, Samuel Gardner Moore, Jr., and William Ray Moore.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jeff Jenkins of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Mandy and John Norwood of Houston, Cody and Bristi Jenkins of Suwanee, Ga, and Amy and Jonathan Alvis of Spring, Tx; great-grandchildren Aikan, Ainslee, Blaiklee and Cainan Jenkins of Suwanee, Ga, Sloane Alvis of Spring, Tx and Jack and Eli Norwood of Houston, Tx; sister-in-law, Clara Hollingsworth of Midlothian, Tx; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Rita was a 1947 graduate of Frost High School. She attended Navarro College and was a member of the "Barracks Bunch." Rita graduated from East Texas State University in 1951 and earned a Master's degree from Texas Women's University. She started her 25 years of teaching in Frost and taught in Monahans and Lancaster prior to retiring in 1986. Rita was active in Blooming Grove United Methodist Church and formerly FUMC of Lancaster. She was also an active member of the Young at Heart Club and Historical Society of Blooming Grove.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, with Barry Strickland and Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the Twilight Home and New Century Hospice caregivers and staff for the loving care provided to Rita over the past few years.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on January 8, 2020


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Sharon and Don Murphy
Jan 13, 2020
Rita was a Master teacher always finding the Christ in her students and for that matter in anyone she encountered. She was a perfect friend, always sharing her wisdom and humor. She made a huge impact on our lives and those of our children Keith and Kristin.
Billy Bason
Jan 10, 2020
May you rest in peace sweet lady!
Charlotte Putman Larson
Jan 09, 2020
She was a special lady and friend. Mom and I always enjoyed our time with Rita at BGUMC Lord’s Acre.
Sherry Smith
Jan 09, 2020
I absolutely loved miss Rita, the sweetest, kindest, funniest, most compassionate lady I have known. They don't make them like her anymore. She will be missed