Rita Bennett-Croxall, 57

NASHVILLE  - Mrs. Bennett-Croxall, 57, passed away July 1, 2009. She was a graduate of Donelson High School, received a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

She was also a graduate of the School of Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin. Rita retired as executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Third National Corporation and Third National Bank. She was a charter member of CABLE and served on many boards including Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Symphony, NCCJ and was a commissioner on the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. She assisted Dr. Roy Elam III in implementing the Institute for Healing Arts at the YMCA in Maryland Farms. She participated in the organization of Nashville Bank and Trust, Belle Meade, and served on their board of directors.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl D. Bennett. She is survived by her husband, Steve Croxall, her mother, Nancy Quinn and an extended family including 5 grandchildren. She was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church where she served on the vestry and as treasurer for many years.
A service celebrating her life will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 85 Fairway Drive, Nashville, on Wednesday, July 8 at 11am with a reception following. The Rev. Vicki T. Burgess officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements will be handled by Sellars Funeral Home.