Rita Lynn Grant

October 3, 1942 - December 8, 2021
Rita Lynn Grant

Rita Lynn Grant 79, of Wilmington, died Wednesday December 8, 2021 at Novant/New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Rita was born in Wilmington on October 3, 1942, to the late Joseph Marion Batton and Lillie Allen Batton.

Surviving are sons Sammy Corbett and wife Janice and Justin Elliott of Hampstead; sister Joyce Newkirk of Wilmington; granddaughter Rachel C. Farrell and husband Christopher of Long Beach, CA and great-granddaughter Julia Ferrell.

At her request, there will be no service and her cremains will be placed in a special location.

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  • December 10, 2021
    Sandee Spradley says:
    Dear Rita...Always a warrior for God, you were one of His mighty miracles surviving when doctors said you wouldn't because He had plans for you! Remembering our many, many hours of coffee time, crafts, puzzles and the only time I went shopping at 3AM on a black Friday (since you didn't drive)! You taught me that when I was troubled or couldn't sleep to just open my Bible and start reading and God would answer....I still do this! The past years have been tough on us both physically, financially, family obligations but it never stopped our friendship or love! I know you are with our Lord and Savior and that is my comfort. I prayer for peace and comfort for Justin, Sammy & family and Joyce & family. Till we meet again my friend!