Tommie L. Rhodes

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Tommie Rhodes

Tommie L. Rhodes

July 27, 1928

March 24, 2016

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Tommie L. Rhodes on Thursday, March 24, at her residence in Mexia among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing began at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton Street in Mexia with Rev. Clifton Davis officiating. Viewing was held at the church from 12 p.m. until the service began at 1 p.m. Interment was in the Shady Grove Cemetery in the Doyle Community of Groesbeck. Mrs. Rhodes was born July 27, 1928, to the parentage of Reese and Minnie Smith in Limestone County and was one of the oldest living graduates of the Woodland High School of Mexia. She received her Christian education in the Baptist Church in the Woodland Community. She and Thedford Rhodes, Sr. were married and to this union three sons and one daughter were born, Robert E. Rhodes; Thedford A. Rhodes, Jr.; Raymond E. Rhodes; and Debra D. Rhodes. She and her husband moved to Mexia where Mrs. Rhodes became a member of The Union Missionary Baptist Church of Mexia. It was there that Mrs. Rhodes sang in the Senior Choir, was a member of the Missionary Society, and Adult Sunday School Class. Her civic activities included Charter Membership in the League Of Involved Women of Mexia. The span of Mrs. Rhodes’ career led to her retirement as a supervisor at the Mexia State School. Mrs. Rhodes was known for her kind disposition, her friendliness, and being a good conversationalist.


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