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Savage River, MD
Fannie Mae Swisher Rizer, 91, departed this earth on November 15, 2016 to find peace in the arms of Jesus. Fannie was a lifelong resident of the Savage River area. After the death of her husband, she relocated to Richmond, VA, under the care of her daughters.
Born October 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Gladys and Hamil Wilt. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, her “Babe”, Robert “Bob” Rizer; mother-in-law and father-in law, Opal and Palmer “Saul” Rizer; son-in-law, Charles Teets; and great-grandson, Casey Shockey.
She leaves behind her children, Neal (Audrey) Rizer, Savage River Road; Crystal Teets and Wandell Feaster, Mechanicsville, VA; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Richard) Shockey, Lonaconing; Darrin (Julia) Rizer, Bloomington; Brandi (Clint) Meese, Midland, MD; Joshua Teets ,Midlothian, VA; Megan Teets and Matthew Teets, of Richmond, VA, and Stefannie Feaster of New Creek, WV; seven great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother, Calvin (Maedean) Winters, of Romeo, MI, and 4 very special friends and neighbors, Frances Moorehead, Russ, Pat, and Mike Moon.
Fannie was a 1943 graduate of Bruce High School and a long-time member of Bloomington United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Martha Washington Chapter #010, Order of the Eastern Star.
“We are reminded of how greatly blessed we have been. We could not have asked for better parents than we were given. There has never been more love than we were shown throughout our lives. You loved every minute of being a wife and mother…this was your calling. You were kind, loving, patient, and such a God-fearing person. Many great and memorable times have been shared with family and friends in our home, and especially around your dinner table. Everyone will agree that you were the best cook and baker imaginable! You didn’t care how much time and energy it took to prepare for potluck dinners at church, you always worked tirelessly to please all. Our home was immaculate and decorated with love. The holiday gatherings we’ve shared have given us memories that we’ll always treasure. This was your calling, your legacy….it was a very honorable one. You were truly an inspiration and we are proud of you and proud to call you our mother. God blessed us with a wonderful friend, mother and role model who we’ll love and cherish ‘til we meet again.”
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, MD, on Friday, November 18th from 5 to 8 PM.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asera Care Hospice Foundation, 8001 Franklin Farms Drive, #116, Richmond, VA 23229 or Bloomington United Methodist Church.
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