Born December 19, 1958 at the Richard-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri, she was the daughter of Donald Jackson and Norma (Gadberry) Jackson.
Rita was a homemaker. She loved her family and enjoyed time with her grandkids.
Survivors include: her husband, Steven Crysell, whom she married July 30, 1977, of Terre Haute; daughter, Jennifer Crysell of Terre Haute; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Josey Crysell of Terre Haute; father, Donald Jackson of Las Vegas, NV; mother, Norma Jackson of Linton; brothers, Robert Jackson of Linton, Derrick Jackson of Linton; sister, Debbie Jackson of Terre Haute; grandsons, Zachery Lowe, Trevor Lowe and Elijah Crysell.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville, IN.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Larry E. Snyder officiating.
Interment will be at K of P Cemetery in Hymera.