Whiteville native Rita Harrison, a member of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, was recently selected the 2019 Woman of the Year. Her attributes, not all inclusive, are a true woman of God, very well respected woman who does not meet a stranger, an amazing friend and confidant, remarkable chef, loves shopping and thoroughly enjoys TV talk shows and games.
Ms. Harrison is the mother of two sons and two daughters. She has six grandchildren. During worship services at “da Branch” she is frequently discovered demonstrating caring responsibilities to discipline two of her very active grandsons.
This “Woman of the Year” loves beauty. Through that aspiration she became an entrepreneur who took on greater than normal financial risks. She is the owner and operator of Rita’s Personal Touch Beauty Salon located at 125 East Main Street in Whiteville.
Ms. Harrison often demonstrates her aptitude by the different hair styles she wears and under no circumstances will she miss a nail appointment. She believes in healthy living and maintains her healthiness by frequently walking.
Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin is the pastor of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church.