Merita  Hough

Obituary of Merita Hough

Merita "Rita" Hough, 80, of Gaston, South Carolina ended a courageous battle with cancer on February 7, 2019 and is now in the loving arms of Jesus Christ. Born on January 21, 1939 in Moncks Corner, SC, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lilly Clark.  She was a retired custodian at White Knoll Middle School and a member of the Swansea Church of God.

Rita is survived by her devoted daughter, Tonie Miranda (Michael) of Irmo, SC; daughter, Wanda Passarello of Gaston; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and other family.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Southland Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m.

We are grateful for her giving heart, her strength and her continuous faith and trust in God’s plan.  She loved Jesus, her church, her family, especially her grandchildren, Precious, her dog and her flowers.  Mom will be deeply missed by many.  Giving God praise for her life – hallelujah!  Tonie and Michael would like to thank Dr. Charles Butler, Dr. Ashely Miller, nurses – Dusty and Ann, and the staff at SC Oncology Associates for loving and caring for our mother since 2015.

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