‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Rita's visitation.


Rita Flippo

Rita Hernandez Flippo, 74, passed away on July 28, 2021, at her home in Quitman, Texas with her husband by her side. Rita was born September 24, 1946, in Houston, Texas to parents Ignacio and Cruz Hernandez. She was the youngest of 10 children. She attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas and after that she worked at Western Electric and Texas Instruments. She married the love of her life, Michael on September 6,1988. They lived in Mesquite, Texas for many years before moving to Quitman, Texas and lived here for the last 7 months. Rita was a wonderful baker and cook and she loved to shop. She also loved to read the bible and was a very spiritual woman. Rita loved spending time with her family and watching mystery movies. She is preceded by her parents and 8 siblings  Rita is survived by her husband of 33 years, Michael Scott Flippo; 4 children: Martin Richard Hernandez of Mesquite, Texas, Michael Ray Hernandez and wife Lehua of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Rita Linn Schaefer and husband Jake of Sachse, Texas, Steven Lane Amacker of Austin, Texas, sister Lena Anderson; grandchildren: Jennah Armada-Doseo, Erik Overton Gordy, Isabella Jolie and Houston Isaac Schaefer, Cruz Amelia and Caspian Jan Amacker; great grandchildren: Darian Jacob, Averie Sophia, and Peyton Snow Armada-Egloria; and several nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends who will miss her dearly. Funeral Services for Rita will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 10 am at the Lowe-Gardner Funeral Chapel in Quitman, Texas.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rita Flippo, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

Martin, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. My condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Benita Soward Aug 6 2021 2:31 PM

Scott,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss of Rita. Although we did not know her as a close friend, we do feel a close connection to you both through our friendship with your parents. You are in our thoughts and prayers always and we are looking forward to seeing you when you visit Valdosta again.

Forrest and Shirley Williams

Forrest and Shirley Williams Aug 6 2021 2:09 PM