Rita Abu Singleton

January 29, 1949 – August 5, 2022

We honor and celebrate the Inspiring Life of RITA ABU SINGLETON. Rita will be cherished and remembered through the legacy of her family and friends.


Akua Tokuaa (Rita A. Singleton)

 August 20, 2022 12pm – 2pm

Inspired Life Memorials and Cremations

311 N. Buffalo Dr. Ste B Las Vegas, Nv 89145


We would love to extend an invitation you, our friends and family to join us for a Memorial celebration of Akua (Rita’s) life on August 20th, 2022 at Inspired Life Memorials.

We’ll share our favorite stories about her, and share some traditional Ghanian-America rituals to celebrate Rita’s life.

Akua (Rita), beloved mother and sister, passed away after a long battle with a rare cancer, despite this, she believed in living her life to the fullest even to the end.

We invite you, her friends and loved ones to join her children Nana, Kofi, Tameka and Vera to honor her life and create a sense of healing and closure in the process.

Per her request, please wear bright colors to contribute to the celebration.   

For those family and friends that are unable to attend the memorial celebration in-person, a live stream broadcast will be available on the Inspired Life Memorials Facebook page, as well as on their Youtube Channel. The link to watch on Youtube is below:


In lieu of flowers, we are gathering donations in memory of our mother. We would like to thank you for your donation to help create a beautiful memorial.

Donations can be made the following ways:
Cash App: $kofisingleton
Zelle: 313-407-3032
Venmo: @VeraSingleton

Please use the following link to see more on the incredible and inspiring life of Rita Singleton.


Additionally, please feel free to leave a loving message or a positive memory of Akua (Rita) with the family.

  1. Jeff Tintiangco

    Greetings, I am wishing you all my deepest sympathies and condolences. I am a friend of Vera’s, and have had the privilege of meeting Rita a few times. In those encounters, she exhibited kindness, generosity and warmth, and I know that she has had a positive impact on everyone around her. Her life is to be celebrated, and her legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren. Sending you all so much love during this time.

  2. Sarah Cusumano

    What a beautiful, inspirational woman, inside and out. She lives on through you, Dr. Vera! Sending you love during this time of great loss.

  3. Laura Sherman

    In loving memory DrVera,
    Thank you so much for bringing your mother to hear my music concert. What an incredible woman she was and will always be with you in your heart💜💙❤️
    Laura Sherman 🎶🎹

  4. Rieko Titus

    Thank you for sharing some of your mother’s memories, Dr. Singleton. My heart goes out to you, your siblings and extended families and friends for the loss of your beloved mother.

    May your heart be comforted and strengthened by the loving communities who surround you.

    May your mother’s unending love for you and others be cherished and celebrated for now and forever.

    May your mother’s loving kindness to you and others continue to manifest through you all.

    Sincerely with love,

    Rieko Titus

  5. Christofer Aven

    While I did not have the honor and privilege of meeting you in person, because I know your daughter, I know what a strong, caring person you must have been.
    Bon voyage on your journey to your next adventure. You leave behind a legacy of love.

  6. Rose T

    I can only imagine the amazing woman and mother that raised Dr.V . A beautiful woman inside and out, living an vivid life and leaving a incredible legacy. An inspirational life that brings hope and joy. May you Rest In Peace.

  7. Tamika Bailey

    Vera, I had the honor of meeting your beautiful mother only a few times but it was enough for me to see what a beautiful mother and human being she was. Your fierce dedication to her health and overall happiness is a testament to the love she gave to those she touched. I always admired how close you two were and know you will miss her deeply. Sending so much love to you and the fam as you grieve your loss and celebrate her amazing life.

  8. Kim Powell

    Dr. Vera, wishing you and your family love and peace during this time! So amazing to read to her story and the impact she was able to make.

  9. Starr Hunt

    My prayers go out to the family. God has opened the gates and welcomed another beautiful angel.

  10. Jacqueline Shand (Karyl’s Mom)

    Although we hoped to meet in person, our schedules never coincided but I can tell you that it never diminished our enthusiasm to communicate via WhattsApp. Our spirits blended through years of inspirational messages and photos. I felt like she was “my sister” and I will surely miss her words of encouragement. Rest in power my sister until we meet on the other side. To God Be The Glory🙏🏽💕

  11. Natalia Ventsko

    I did not know you, but I know your daughter Vera. I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation with Vera where she did not mention you. Scripture says “you will know them by their fruit”, and through knowing Vera, I’ve been directly blessed by you. Thank you for your life, service, love, and the gift of Vera! Blessings!

  12. Janine Blosl

    Dr Vera , my love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family at this time. She was absolutely beautiful and I see where your beauty comes from! You both have a beautiful light from within that continues to shine on always. Draw your strength from her loving memory.

  13. Elvetta Lewis

    Dr.Singleton and Family,

    I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. She was a beautiful soul and she lived her life to the fullest. I hope the memories of her will brighten your hearts and give you much peace and comfort at this time.

    Much love ❤️
    Elvetta Lewis

  14. Mohamed Abbass & Ghazaleh Baydoun

    Our deepest condolences go out to you all for your loss. May she rest in the peace of God’s mercy.

  15. Lili Kopas

    Dear Dr. Vera,
    What a legacy of love, strength and compassion your mother gave to you and your family. And we are also touched by all she embodied just by knowing you. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  16. Marie Bowser

    Vera and family, Your mother sounds like a force of nature. (No surprise considering what I know of Vera). I’m so glad you had her and am so sad for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Lisa de Geneste

    Dear Rita, may you walk in peace with the ancestors as they embrace your indomitable spirit. Now free from pain and suffering, knowing you have lived in your physical body the best possible life and knowing you will live forever in the hearts of those you have left behind, as they continue to feel your powerful presence.

  18. Torrance Norwood

    I only met her once but I know she raised a great son who is a true and dedicated friend. My deepest condolences to Kofi, Tameka and the rest of the family.

    Torrance Norwood

  19. Liz Davidson

    I only knew Rita through the splendid woman she raised, Dr Vera. Her loving encouragement as a mother shines in Vera. My deepest condolences to all in her family and to her friends. Such an extraordinary woman will be missed, and will be remembered with much love.

  20. Bernard Charles

    Praying for the Singleton family during this difficult time. I know that raised great children and were a true inspiration in their lives, May God be with Kofi and his sibling as they continue to celebrate your wonderful legacy.

  21. Eissac Wubbox

    Rest in peace to my wonderful Auntie Grandma (strange nickname I know, but sometimes kids come up with the funniest nicknames for family) I’ll always remember her fondly. It’s funny how much she’s impacted me and I’m only just now realizing how much she helped me grow into the person I am today. I hope that she passed knowing how many loved and cared for her. To all her children and close ones, I hope you can grieve and heal and carry her memory and keep it as strong as she was.

  22. Aileen Ford and Marvin Willis

    An extraordinary life, well lived, as a profound legacy left to MANY and from which MANY are now and will continuing through life be richly blessed.

  23. Sandy Nance

    Your mother taught me my name and much more about Ghana. She and I talked about traveling to Accra together to find the school where my brother taught, with the Peace Corps in late ‘50’s-60’s.
    I still will come to Accra next year, without her, because she is in a peaceful place of eternal rest.
    I will always remember my sister.
    Afua Sandy
    (Las Vegas, Nv)

  24. Jen Wilkins

    Your mother sound like a vibrant, amazing human! I am glad to get to know her a bit from the memorial page and photos. Sending your family love and healing energy from Oakland 🙂

  25. Auntie Linda

    Rita, my Friend and Sister.
    We shared so many good times together. I truly miss you my friend. Our phone calls and visits. Our children grew together and we enjoyed them. My heart hurts to lose a loving friend like you. We laughed. We argued and laughed again.
    A real sister friend we were.
    I will always cherish what we had. Nana, Kofi, Tameka, Vera and her Beautiful Grand Children. I Love you. Always stay close and Love each other is what will make Rita Smile.

  26. Claudia Noble-Levingston

    What an amazing woman! No wonder she and my mother clicked so well.

    Sending my prayers and sincere condolences from the Noble-Levingston family.


  27. April Shabazz

    I am blessed to have had the opportunity to meet this beautiful soul through my dear friend Vera. She was truly a pleasant person to be around and offered so many gifts to the world. I pray that the family hold on to the beautiful memories she left behind and embrace the inspiration she will continue to give from a higher place.
    Blessings to you all!
    Love April Shabazz and family

  28. Angelia Baxter

    I read every word of her memorial and she was clearly a beautiful and extraordinary person. This is clearly reflected in her children and grandchildren. Through Kofi, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you throughout the years and one thing remains a constant memory of you all, your smiles and personalities to match. Through her pictures I can see where you all got it from 🙂

    Many blessings, prayers, and hugs to you all on the loss of your Mom. I understand well that losing a parent can be a difficult time and I appreciate Kofi for being a great friend during the loss of my father.


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