June 16, 1954 - February 13, 2020
Rita Faye Sions, age 65, of Newport, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Life Care of Gray. She was born on June 16, 1954 in Welch, WV, a daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys Irene Freeman Rouse. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Weldon Leroy Sions; aunt, Pansy Collins and husband Dave; and special friend James. Rita was a loving wife, sister, and friend. She served as a Sargent for the U.S. Army for 7 years. She a member of Central Christian Church in Bristol, Tenn. Rita worked for Electrolux for over 15 years as a factory worker. She later worked for Aurora Casket Company in Piney Flats for 8 years. She enjoyed coloring in her spare time. She is survived by her sister, Janice Squire and husband Richard; nieces, April Murray and Shawna Ferguson and husband Scott; nieces and nephews "grandchildren", Zachary Murray, Logan Murray, Mariah Fleenor, Tiffany Fleenor, Gregory Murray; cousins, Celeste Stevens and Bob Collins; and special friend, Jeanette Overton. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on March 1, 2020 at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Bristol, Va. A Celebration of Life will follow at 4:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Wellington Manor in Newport, TN, and Life Care Center of Gray, TN, for all their love and support shown to Mrs. Rita. The family would also like to thank Nurse Carolyn for the compassion and friendliness she showed Mrs. Rita. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Sions and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Rita Faye Sions, age 65, of Newport, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Life Care of Gray. She was born on June 16, 1954 in Welch, WV, a daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys Irene Freeman Rouse. Along with her parents, she... View Obituary & Service Information
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