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Rita Hewitt Prochaska

October 24, 1935 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

 


Rita Hewitt Prochaska, daughter of Miles and Millie Hewitt (deceased) was born in Newton Conover, NC on October 24,1935. She became a guardian angel on October 21, 2021. Rita graduated from Newton High School and later married to become a military wife. She traveled around the world, living in some of the most extraordinary places. Through her global adventures, she grew to be an exceptional mother who learned to appreciate all cultures and walks of life, giving her wisdom that touched the lives of her children, grandchildren and so many more. The ones she touched remember her most for her infectious smile, thoughtful gift giving and bright personality that never met a stranger. There was never a moment that Rita missed, and the many thoughtful cards she would send commemorating those milestones will be kept and treasured forever. She was a generous and giving person reflected by her time spent volunteering with the Red Cross at a young age. She continued to prioritize philanthropy as she grew older, volunteering at the Boston Marathon, her church and at a local symphony each year. Rita is a special woman with many layers. From teaching yoga to modeling in Beverly Hills, she was a tenacious woman who taught the ones in her life to chase their dreams and never take no for an answer. She is already greatly missed and will always be a constant source of inspiration to the lives she touched. 
Rita is survived by her three children: Scott and (Jan) Prochaska of Sagle Idaho, Barry and (Darlene) Prochaska of Greensboro, NC and Joe'l Sanfilippo of Myrtle Beach, SC
Sisters: Sylvia Smart of Hildebrand, NC and Janet Mauldin of Charlotte, NC
Brothers: Ronnie Hewitt (deceased) 
Grandchildren: Barrett and (Stephanie) Prochaska, Caitlin and (Scott) Brown, Elise and (Dakota) Bryant, Erin and (Chris) Parrish, Joanna Sanfilippo and Marco Sanfilippo
Great Grandchildren: Olivia and Emma Brown, Isabella Bryant, Scott Parrish
And a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends
There will be a memorial service and a live stream option for all to access
 

The Viewing will be held  Friday Oct. 29, 2021 4-6PM at

Oceanview Baptist Church

7300 N. Kings Hwy.

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The Funeral will be held  Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 10AM at

Oceanview Baptist Church

7300 N. Kings Hwy.

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The Family will be meeting at The home of her Daughter

Joe'l Sanfilippo 

1011 Cedarwood Circle

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Full obit to follow.

Live stream will be available.

 

In Lieu of Flowers , please donate to St. Jude Hospital. a link is attached below.

 

To send flowers to Rita's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
October 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Oceanview Baptist Church
7300 N. Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Video is available for this event


Funeral Service
Saturday
October 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Oceanview Baptist Church
7300 N. Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Video is available for this event


Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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