Rita Brown Millender, born August 3, 1943, transitioned to heaven on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Rita's life goal was to be a wife and mother, and an ambassador for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of which she was never bashful to mention if you talked with her for any length of time.

In her earlier years she was employed with the State of Florida.

She was an active member of Carrabelle United Methodist Church where she was involved in ministry to countless people.

She was active in our community as a prayer warrior and a soul winner. From the church house to the BP Station and Deli to someone's home, Rita never missed an opportunity to be a witness for the Lord.

She served as a friend to many people in the Carrabelle community and was always available when someone had a need.

Rita was truly one of God's representatives here on planet Earth which was evident to anyone that ever met her.

She is survived by her brother, John Brown; stepchildren, Timmy Millender, Bob Millender, Thomas Millender, and Renee Stone, and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Millender; son, Cliff Brown; mother, Janie Sessions Brown; father, John B. Brown, Sr.; and sisters, Berneice Chambers and Elizabeth Daniels.

Pallbearers are William Massey, Pren Crum, Danny Millender, Earl Whaley, Earl McAnally, Jr., and Garry Millender.

Service was Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Carrabelle United Methodist Church. Visitation was Thursday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

The ladies of the Methodist Church welcomed the family at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall for a meal following the graveside service.

Pastor Larry Millender, Pastor Ron Barks, and Rev Ed Lyons conducted the memorial service.

Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, is in charge of arrangements.