Jamie Karyl Rizzotto


Jamie Karyl Rizzotto was born on December 6, 1963 in Houston, TX, to Larry and Karon Culbreath. She passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 surround by loving family and friends.

She lived a life full of adventures, one could tell after the stories she told. When she was 31 years old, she married her best friend and soul mate Sammy Rizzotto, and not long after, she gave birth to her first son Jeremy, and a couple years later along came her second, Lucas. She loved and cherished her family supporting them in each event. She was all about family, gathering and hosting events to be with everyone she loved.

With the loss of her sister in November 2010 she became a mother figure to more than just her two kids. Then only a couple years later she was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small-cell lung cancer. Although the odds played against her she was determined to fight. She was always known for being tough and stubborn so there was no stopping her in this fight. Defying all odds and expectations she lived nearly six years fighting and enjoying life. Up until the last few days she still proved wrong what seemed medically impossible. Words from her oncologist, Dr. Loukas, “She is the toughest person I’ve ever met.”

Now she leaves behind a legacy, and inspiration to all with or without cancer she is a reminder to all, that against all odds there is hope. She is now in heaven with her wonderful sister and smiling down upon us. Today we celebrate the life she lived and the eternal life she now has in heaven. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends, which are many.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Sammy Rizzotto of Liberty Hill, son Jeremy Rizzotto and wife, Chessa of Liberty Hill, son Lucas Rizzotto and wife, Grace of Liberty Hill, mother Karon Culbreath of Liberty Hill, father Larry Culbreath of Houston, brother Jack Culbreath and wife Kelly Ann of Jourdanton, nieces Amber Yow and husband Roper, Katherine Culbreath, Bailey Culbreath, and Chandler Culbreath and husband Will Beard, nephews Jarrett Culbreath, Reagan Houston IV and wife Megan, Ross Houston. Great-nieces Kynlea Yow and Kelly Lynn Houston and Great-nephew Twister Yow.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Kelly Culbreath Houston.