A true friend to many left us this morning. Rita K. Brewer passed away early this morning.
I personally had the pleasure of working with Rita in two plays at the Duncanville Community Theatre. But beyond that I was able to call her my friend for many, many more years than that.
Below is a notice that Amy Jackson sent out this morning.
It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you the passing of our dear friend, Rita K. Brewer, around 2:30 this morning. To quote her brother Billy, “she is now dancing with the angels,” probably directing them and blocking their every movement. While my sadness is almost overwhelming, I know that Rita K. would want us to celebrate her fantastic and exuberant love for life.
In true Rita fashion, while knowing she wasn’t feeling well, she reported for her performance in “THE OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB” at Mesquite Community Theatre last night. However, shortly after arrival, she became very ill and friends rushed her to the hospital. They tell me her biggest concern was what would be done about the performance – which was ultimately cancelled. After all, in Rita’s world, the show must always go on. And, I’m sure that the show is indeed going on in Heaven right now where she is the brightest shining star.
Rita K. was an amazingly gifted artist, but more importantly, she was a most precious and cherished friend. As I know more about plans that are yet to be made, I will try to pass those along. Also, please pass this email on to others who I might have overlooked. In the mean time, I ask that you keep Rita’s dear family in your prayers. As you know, she treasured time with family above all else.
Duncanville Community Theatre