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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
Sparrow
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
Transfer
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
Rita,
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
Samantha
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
Samantha
HI!!!!!!
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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