Obituary of Maritta Belser
Maritta Belser, 73, departed from this life on Thursday, August 29, 2019, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, under the exceptional care of Whispering Oaks Nursing Home and Cross Timbers Hospice. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Greater Love Victory Temple (COGIC), 536 East Main, in Ardmore, under the direction of the family, with Pastor Lee White officiating. Final resting place will be in Detroit, Michigan. Cremation services under the direction of Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Crematory of Ardmore.
Maritta was born to Joseph Daniel Bowens and Lillie Elizabeth (Johnson) Bowens on August 27, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. She lived a life of hard work and determination. Maritta had a career in management and was well respected with a solid reputation. She enjoyed being a foster parent and believed in helping others. She was known for her many decades of service through the Prayer Line. While residing in Ardmore, Maritta was an active member at Greater Love Victory Temple (COGIC). She volunteered at Mercy Hospital, the Salvation Army, and was surrounded by many great friends while living in Ardmore Village. Maritta will be remembered by her strong and unwavering faith in Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, grandparents, and siblings.
Maritta leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Herman Thomas Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla., Renita Broades (Deon) of Ardmore, Okla. and Kimberly Thomas of St. Louis, Missouri. Also, Kirkland Morris, Albert Young (Emma), Troy Hill (Ebony), and Thomas Hill. Grandchildren: Dantrale Willis, Kacey Thomas, Stacey Edwards, Ashlee Haywood, Jacquirron King, Adaylas Lawson, and Brandon Thomas. Great-grandchildren: Antonio Willis, D'Antony Willis, and Kannon Edwards. Uncle, Earnest Johnson of Detroit, MI. Special cousins: Beverly Grayson, Gloria Porter, Valerie Solomon, Deborah McSwain. Also left to cherish is Maritta’s lifelong best friend, Sammie Jean Lawson, and prayer partner, Erma Poindexter. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved church family.