Rita Michael Ware was born on July 7, 1964 to the late John David Swan and Luler Ware Harris. Rita accepted Christ at an early age at the Zion Hill Baptist Church and was baptized by Rev. J.J. Jones. Rita attended Union Elementary School and graduated from Doyline High School. She was a proud Doyline Panther fan. After graduation she entered the United States Navy and served her country for 12 years. She furthered her education by attending Northwestern State University and earned a degree in General Studies. Rita was employed by Minden Medical Center for 26 years. During her time there she met a lot of people and they came to know and love her by her smile, laughter and personality. Rita served actively at the Zion Hill Baptist Church. She was in the Mass Choir where she was served as Choir Treasurer until her health failed. She also previously served as the Youth Choir Director and was a faithful Bible Study attendee. She loved taking pictures and was always on the scene to capture those moments at “The Hill”. Rita was a member of St. Mary’s Chapter #22 Order of Eastern Star and a member of Anna Pink Ribbon Cancer Foundation. Rita loved her family and always enjoyed the many family traditions of Sunday gatherings, Family and Friend Day, Ware Family Reunions and so many others. She will be greatly missed. Lovingly honoring her memory will be her mother: Luler Ware Harris of Doyline, LA. Two daughters: Shauntoria Shepherd of Doyline and Tia Thomas of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Three brothers: Jarvis Ware(Tamieka), Richmond, VA, Brian Swan, Bossier City, LA and lan Larkins, New Orleans, LA. One niece, Avana Swan and one nephew, Brian Swan, Jr. One Aunt, Rosie Larkins(Steavens) Princeton, LA Two uncles: Jesse Ware and Lee Ware Sr. (Mildred), Doyline, LA. Special cousins who were like sisters: Betty Minniefield, Carolyn Cole, Pamela Herring, Sharon Doyle, Marilyn Gail Burt and Doris Theus. The Young Generation: Stacie Harris, Natalie Douglas, Jamie Jackson Phillicia Edwards, Ursula Carroll. The Minden Medical Center Family and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.