Rita Williams Anderson, 56, of Ridgeland, SC passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville, SC. Rita was born on September 20, 1962 in Beaufort, SC to Mr. and Mrs. John and Betty Smith Williams.
“Bigmom” found her passion in helping others early in life. She volunteered at Ridgeland Fire Department which led to her 15-year career as an EMT at Jasper County Fire & Rescue. She took pride in helping others and she impacted many lives along the way. She enjoyed fishing, crabbing and being on the water. It was known that the biggest part of her heart was dedicated to being a mom and Bigmom. She loved many different things and many people. She loved with her whole heart and lived each day to the fullest.
Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Betty Smith Williams; one son, Jimmie Lee Anderson (Mandy); one daughter, Jess Clements (Bill); two brothers, Glen Williams (Kathy) and Dennis Williams (Donna); one sister, Sharon Exley (Carter); and five grandchildren, Evan, Kaylee, Nathan, Mckenzie, and Savanna. Rita was predeceased by her father, John Williams; one sister, Brenda Williams; and one grandson, John Henry Criss.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Ridgeland Cemetery, Ingram Street, in Ridgeland, SC.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jasper County Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Fund, P.O. Box 1509, Ridgeland, SC 29936.