Rita resides in Myrtle Beach with Eric, her husband and fellow cast member.
Reflecting on her life Rita says, “I feel fortunate to have grown up in a Christian home with a wonderful family (parents who taught me first and foremost to love and trust Jesus Christ, our heavenly Father), the greatest husband, a precious daughter, and my darling grandson.”
Rita has performed to millions worldwide promoting a “dream come true” gospel album. National television appearances include the 700 Club, TBN, and Old Time Gospel Hour (hosted by Jerry Falwell).
Rita was part of the original cast, making her debut with The Carolina Opry at its premier performance in 1986.