The sad news of sudden death of Rita Hepworth was informed to me by her daughter Elizabeth Poma at 10.45 pm last night (20th July) and immediately I went to Moretonhampstead Hospital and did the prayer for the dead for Rita.
Her Children John Hepworth, Marguerite Hepworth and Elizabeth Poma were present at the hospital and prayed with me for Rita. I conveyed hearty condolences to them on behalf of our parishioners and came back at midnight.
With in short period of my stay here, I am aware that Rita has been a remarkable person in every respect. I have personally known her as I used to take communion to her. Actually I anointed her on Thursday (12th July).
Many of you had taken communion to her and visited her many times. My thanks to you all. Let us continue to pray for her and for the family members.
Details about her funeral will be communicated in due course.
Eternal rest grant unto Rita O’ Lord.
Let the perpetual light shine up on her.
May she rest in Peace. Amen.