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Rita Sparrow (#48177587)
 member for 3 years, 1 month, 14 days
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Bio Photo I'm still standing! No one can take away my joy. Maybe this will sound like I'm writing my own memorial, hehe. I'm a proud Grandma of four brilliant beautiful Granddaughters, Angie, Sarah, Jessica, and Julia. My Son is just like me, a survivor. I got teased a lot and called names, like Miss Prissy, Miss Goody Two Shoes, and told I should be a Mormon, by my own Family. Because I believed in Jesus, angels' and was the only clean, healthy, non-smoker they knew. Still I was a very sweet loving devoted, way too generous, person, Daughter, Sister, Mom, and Grandma. And if I stopped being that way with you, you have to ask yourself, why.
Even though my haters lied about me, judged me and tried to shame me, I always remembered this, jealousy made them do it...
Other people see me not; they see but my body. It is only I who knows myself, and this knowledge returns to me in my good health, wealth, and happiness.
One night in 2014 my phone rang, it was my Mom calling, I was so happy to hear from her! Then she started crying and telling me "Johnny died". Her baby boy was killed back in 1962, he was only three years old. I was nine years old and standing right next to him. He had followed me out to the street, and I didn't know until I saw a black car with a man driving, he waved to me. As I turned to wave back, I saw the mans car hit my little Brother, the sun was setting behind us...( I was about forty years old when I finally realized why sunsets always made me feel devastated. The sun was setting as I saw my little brother killed.)... I started crying with my Mom and tried to comfort her. But I woke up before I could get her to stop crying. I had been dreaming.
The next morning I kept thinking about the fact that Mom died on Johnny's birthday, March 26th and now she's calling me about Johnny. So I went on the internet and typed John Clayton Sparrow into Google. To my shock, up popped his memorial on Find A Grave! My dear, long lost Sparrow cousin Norman Mayfield had created it. Then I found my Mom's memorial, her name was spelled in a way that was incorrect from her headstone, and not the way she spelled her name. I thought, this would really make my Mom angry and bother her, talk about rolling in her grave, that would do it! So I got that corrected. Then I found my sweet long lost Inman cousin Samantha A. had made a memorial for my beloved Grandma Carrie. All this because I got a call from my Mom about a year after she had passed, awesome!
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Messages left for Rita Sparrow (6)[Leave Message]
Gala Sherman
Yes I do, He has helped me a lot with the family tree and shared photo's as well. We are kin two ways Sparrow and Underwood line..
Added by Gala Sherman on Jul 21, 2015 3:55 AM
Gala Sherman
You are welcome. I can't wait to see what you add to it. After all we are Sparrow Cousins. Gala
Added by Gala Sherman on Jul 20, 2015 5:43 PM
Jim C.
RE: Loretta P Sparrow
The requested photo caption has been corrected. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Added by Jim C. on Dec 06, 2014 5:16 PM
Norm Mayfield
John Clayton Sparrow
Thanks for the message. Do you remember me.
You may contact me privately if you wish.
Added by Norm Mayfield on Jul 16, 2013 12:39 AM
Photo of Carrie
I love the photo you put on Carrie's memorial. I never got to meet her.
Added by Samantha on Jul 14, 2013 6:01 PM
oh my gosh . . . Oh My Gosh . . . OH MY GOD WHERE ARE YOU?!

So cool. I think about you a few times a year and wonder when I lost you. I check my email almost every day. Write me. I can't wait to write you giant emails and fill up your server. ha ha
Added by Samantha on Jul 14, 2013 5:59 PM

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