Rita Sue Terracina
December 01, 1953 - March 11, 2021
Obituary For Rita Sue Terracina
Rita Sue Terracina, 67, of Raleigh NC, died peacefully on March 11, 2021. After a long, hard battle with cancer that started in 2011, she is now dancing in peace and freedom in Heaven. She was born in Port Arthur Texas, on December 1, 1953 to the late Lena and Andrew Champagne.
Rita went to school in Jefferson County Public School system. After graduating high school she attended Lamar University. She also worked hard to gain many IT certifications.
Rita married James Terracina on December 6, 1975. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in 2020. Rita and James had a great, loving marriage. They enjoyed traveling and making frequent trips from the mountains to the coast. All of their favorite trips involved family.
Rita lived life to the fullest and she loved her family with a fierce love. She was an active member of the church and had an unwavering faith. She loved dancing, gardening, horseback riding, movies with friends and family, tailgating and attending NC State games, crabbing, cajun food, anything outdoors, attending grandchildren’s events, and most importantly time with the family.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents and two of her brothers, Glendale and Russell Champagne of Texas .
She is survived by her spouse, James, two daughters and a son: Angelique (Scott) Hunter of Raleigh, NC, Alicia (Jonathan) Kimrey of Wilmington, NC, and Adam (Kathleen) Terracina of Raleigh, NC.
She is also survived by seven adoring grandchildren: Ryan and Ava Hunter, Shyanne and Graham Kimrey, and Julia, JJ, and Mason Terracina.
In addition, she is survived by seven siblings: Larry (Gwen) Champagne, Mary (Glen) Decuir, Linda (Frank) King, Albert (Pam) Champagne, Newman Champagne, Doug (Kayla) Champagne and Chris (Michelle) Champagne.
The Family is extremely thankful to God for giving Rita caring doctors and nurses all along her cancer journey; from Atlanta to Raleigh to Smithfield. We are also thankful for in-home care from Willie Mae, Lois, and Heartland Hospice and support from the St. Luke’s church community.
12333 Bayleaf Church Rd
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