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Elsie Sims Rhodes

Elsie Sims Rhodes

Thursday, October 22nd, 1925 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Obituary

CORDELE ā€” Elsie Sims Rhodes, 94, of Cordele died Sunday night, Sept. 27, 2020, at Blackshear Villa. Services will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, face masks or face covers are recommended and seating will meet social distancing requirements.

Mrs. Rhodes was born in Cordele, Ga. to Lillie Belle Hudson Sims and Robert Leon Sims, Sr. She is the widow of Johnnie Reuben Rhodes, Jr. She is also preceded in death her granddaughter: Rhoda M. Sercer; her siblings: Erma Harvard, Edward Sims, William Sims, Cortez Sims and Jack Sims; and her son-in-law: John McWhorter.

She was a member of Northern Heights Baptist Church. She participated in many aspects of the church as long as her health permitted. She was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class, the W.M.U., the choir and assisted with the church fair booth for many years. She was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered with the Red Cross, the Sam Short Line and for 28 years with the Crisp Regional Auxiliary (Pink Ladies). She was also known to be ready to hit the road for any type of adventure and fun and as a collector of lighthouses. She was a retired seamstress for the Bill Rae Manufacturing Company.

She is survived by her children: Johnnie (Glenda) Rhodes III and Ernie (Sandy) Rhodes Sr. all of Cordele and Jackie McWhorter of Rochelle; her grandchildren: Kathy (Mike) Burnette, Joyle (Kim) Rhodes, Shannon (Ashley Marie) Rhodes and Trey McWhorter; her great-grandchildren: Andrea (Jonathon), Olivia, Jackson, Carson, Katie, Preston, BoDee, Ashley and Macey; and her great-great-grandchildren: Lane, Harrison, Cooper and Ashton.

For those desiring to make memorial contributions, the family suggests making them to Northern Heights Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5080, Cordele, GA 31010 or Reflections Hospice, 202 East Fourth Ave., Cordele, GA 31015.

Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
    Address
    1010 East 8th Avenue
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing in consideration of the family.
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
    Address
    1010 East 8th Avenue
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing in consideration of the family.
    Officiant
    Rev. Royce Freeman
  • Interment

    Location
    Sunnyside Cemetery
    Address
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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Angela Youngblood

Posted at 09:21pm
Jackie, and all the family, so sorry to hear about your Mama. She was always so sweet and smiling. Iā€™m praying for you. Love you Angela
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Joseph collins

Posted at 01:25pm
To my cousin's, Jackie & family, Johnnie & Glenda, Ernie & Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. For as far back as I can remember Aunt Elsie was always there. For all the passages of life I could count on Aunt Elsie. The last few years when we moved back home I would go to The Manor and see Mama and go by the Villa to see you. I enjoyed our visits and the times I would take you back to the Manor so you could see Mama. I loved our talks and jokes. I loved your smile. I loved sitting talking and holding hands. We would laugh about something stupid I'd done and you would pat my hand and say, but that's Debbie. I will miss you, you were always my favorite. I love you. Debbie (Sims) Collins
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Billie Crane

Posted at 09:32am
Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Elsie at the Villa. Know that I am praying for you all

Billie Crane
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Posted at 06:47am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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SHEILA BARFIELD

Posted at 07:37am
MY SWEET MS.ELSIE,YOU WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND I'M SURE MANY OTHERS . MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR FAMILY IN THE SAD DAYS AHEAD.
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