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Rita Ann Sandling Wise

May 5, 1950 August 29, 2020
Rita Ann Sandling Wise
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Rita Ann Sandling Wise, 70, loving wife and mother of Silver City, MS, was born May 5, 1950 and passed away on August 29, 2020. She was a long-time pianist for the First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni, MS and the Silver City Methodist Church. She taught piano to many children in Humphreys County. She owned her own sewing business and made beautiful heirloom clothes for children throughout the Delta. She was past president of the Belzoni Music Lovers’ Club and was a member of the Belzoni Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry Wise, her brother Jimmy Sandling (Candace), her children Leah Bray (Gregg), Beth Peterman (Mark), and Will Wise (Ann), and grandchildren JJ and Riley Peterman, Ann Hollis and Miranda Bray, and Ava Claire Wise, and step-grandchildren Swayze and Parker Bell. She is preceded in death by her parents W.H. and Doris Sandling and step-father Houston M. Allen, brother Randy Sandling, and granddaughter Megan Bray.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to UMMC Batsons Children’s Hospital or to the First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.




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