Rita Marie Underwood


In Loving

Rita Marie Underwood

Oct. 10, 1976 – Jul. 16, 2019

Rita Maria Wade-Underwood, 42 years young, of Hopewell, Va. passed away at home on July 16, 2019. She was loved by all.
Survivors include her son, Donovan E Wade; mother Audrey D Salyers; father Edwin E Wade; sister Crystal D Wade.
Interment will be private.  We are having her remains Cremated, no services has been planned at this point.
Memorials and contributions may be made to Donovan E Wade, 3604 Jackson Farm Road, Hopewell,VA 23860.

Words From Mama’s Heart

My Beautiful Baby girl
I thought that the night you died was the worst of my life.
But that night I was able to hold and kiss you.
I have wished every day and night since then to be able to do the same,
but can only dream of it now.
Some nights my dreams are so real, I awaken expecting to find you here with me.
Dreams and memories can make you sad for not having future times together
but they can also bring back happier times
like the day that you were born 42 years ago.
Your Loving Mother

Arrangements by Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel.



  1. Audrey Diane Salyers July 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I will miss you my loving beautiful daughter

    • Allison s. July 21, 2019 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      If u need anythg call me I’m in Hopewell also . 8042776564 . even if it a ride to school etc. Anythg pls call 😘😘😘😘😘

  2. John R. Mucia July 20, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    You will be missed, by Laura and me. You certainly were one of a kind. You always had a kind heart. Rest gently until we meet again.

  3. ShakishaHarris hall July 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry for your lost rita was cool young lady yall in my prayers

  4. Michele Snyder July 21, 2019 at 2:43 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Rita will be greatly missed by all.

  5. Shayna thompson July 21, 2019 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Wow where to start never thought I would have to do this ur amazing friend so thoughtful loving an generous u never let me down u were my go to I’ll miss u so much.. fly high my angel

  6. patricia reamy July 21, 2019 at 3:28 am - Reply

    rita will be greatly missed fly high now and watch over all of us,you had a good heart i love you.

  7. Rhonda Hammonds July 21, 2019 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I am praying for your family. You will be missed by all.

  8. Elizabeth Harvey July 21, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I didn’t know Rita all that well but I do know ,her son, Donavan and, father, Ed. The two of you are in my prayers as well as all the others affected by this tragedy. May you all be filled with the Lords peace and understanding in these hurtful and trying times.

  9. Amy M Dean July 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Rita was my my best friend , I loved her so much she was there with me through hard times and great times ! Words cannot express the heartbreak I feel . She was like a sister toe , I can’t believe she is gone I’m still in shock ! She had such a big heart such a love for her friends and family. if you were lucky enough to meet Rita then you’re very blessed and if you were lucky enough to have her as a friend you were even more blessed. A lot of people didn’t know how to take Rita understand ! She was very outspoken and you didn’t care what anyone thought about what she said she said how she felt and that was it I remember all the good times that we had at the river with Alexis I remember me and Crystal and her going back to the dirt hills so I can cigarettes that she stole out of the refrigerator from her mom. remember when Granny Wade used to take us to skateland on Sundays for penny a pound I remember so many good times we shared as children and as adults. I wish I would have been over say goodbye just as I know everyone does but I know that she’s watching over us from above and she will always remain in my heart. I love you Rita my best friend you were like a sister to me bring up together around the Wade’s house I was like the third daughter I was there more than I was in my own house. She will forever live in my heart and in my mind and I pray for Donovan and I know his mother loves him very much and is watching over him from above and will for eternity ! Until we meet again rita the blank blank. I love you

  10. Kris burgess July 21, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Rest easy my friend you will be missed

  11. stephanie milot July 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Rita was one of my best friends she always new how to make me laugh and smile when i was down, I always enjoyed our times together, she will be missed dearly. She will be forever in my heart we shall meet again love you!!!!!

  12. Jessica reedy aka thumper July 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Rest easy my friend she was sweet and had such a good heart i had a few good times with her..she was the first one who took me shopping when I came home.. Rest easy my friend..

    • John r thomas jr. July 29, 2019 at 1:21 am - Reply

      Damn homie , we had just talked about school day memories and how much life has changed since middle school !! Im frog , i been known rita since we was kids .. She kept her secrets very secret , but she loved people !! Loved to see everybody happy !! Well i hope to see you when it’s my time up there !! Until then , tell everybody up there frog said sup!! R.i.p.

  13. David Durrbeck July 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Rita I’m gonna miss you.You were one of a kind and left way too soon.Rest in peace my friend.

  14. Allison Sasser July 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    To.my friend you will be missed . have a wonderful afterlife free from all worldly pains & being free. & to.bubby I’m so sorry

  15. Brenda Dean Vasquez July 21, 2019 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    RIP Rita my prayers are with your family So sorry for your lost

  16. Donna Hite July 21, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    RIP my friend

  17. Angela lee July 22, 2019 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I will miss you forever.You have been through a lot my friend yet you remained loving and kind to all.I was shocked to hear the news of your departure from this world so suddenly.May you rest in the arms of God…You will be sorely missed ..your forever friend we’ve known eachother since Elementary school and even though our lives took different avenues we kept in touch and never missed a beat…Love you Always Rita

  18. Michael Holder July 22, 2019 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I worked with Rita a few times and enjoyed our conversations she was a very sweet person…Rita you will be missed

  19. Bambi holt July 23, 2019 at 12:18 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of this. Prayers for your family Rita. 💜

  20. Nicole Moore July 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Even though I didn’t know her personally but May she rest in gods hands 💕💕💕👼 losing A love one is very devastating Rest in heaven beautiful

  21. Wendy Broske July 25, 2019 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Rita you wered a very loving soul and you will be missed. I hope you have found your peace

  22. catrina crawley July 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I met Rita in jail we didn’t always see eye to eye but she was a good person to be around you will be missed. 🙏😥

  23. Sheriff Karl Leonard July 26, 2019 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Rita impacted many of us and I will miss her as well. She wanted so much for herself and fought hard everyday. In the last several months she would call me while working the desk for the taxi company and we would work though the struggle together. She will be forever missed and her picture will hang in HARP.

    • Audrey Diane Salyers July 31, 2019 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Karl she spoke of you often, how you helped her through her hard times thank you for being there for her. Her Mama.

  24. Tony Booth July 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    May her name be a blessing to all who knew her.

  25. Sharon July 30, 2019 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I’m sad that you are gone. My deepest condolences to the family 💔. Sincerely

  26. Audrey Diane Salyers July 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you all for your kind words, she did have a heart of gold. I miss her terribly 😭

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