Graveside services for Jeanette Rhodes are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 in the Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood, Texas with Pastor Lance Walch of Forest Grove Christian Church officiating. There will be no visitation.
Jeanette was born May 18, 1935 in Houston to Nathan Kirby and Lizzie Olene (Weisinger) Hawkins. On March 8, 1952, she and William Clifford “Dusty” Rhodes were married in Houston. They lived in Huntsville, Texas where Jeanette worked as a secretary for Champion International. After working 35 years, she retired from Champion as Director of the Safety Department. In 2007 she moved from Huntsville to Lexington. She was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and enjoyed her Bible study groups at Forest Grove and in Huntsville. You could find her at her grandchildren and great-grandchildren sporting events. Jeanette also enjoyed visiting with her second family, the Champion family in Huntsville.
She passed away Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018 at her home, reaching the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 8, 1987; her parents; a sister, Yevone Slott and a granddaughter, Shawn Smith on June 16, 1992.
Surviving are her children; son, Shiloh V. “Rocky” Rhodes and wife Debra of Brenham; daughters, Cathrin J. Richter and husband Ronnie of Lexington and Rebecca J. Shelly and husband Wayne of Lexington; a brother, Nathan Kirby Hawkins of Kemah, Texas; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Her pallbearers are Shiloh Rhodes, Wayne Shelly, Douglas Rhodes, Nick Shelly, Cody Wallace, Daniel Herbich, Mason Herbrich and Hunter Wallace.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forest Grove Christian Church, 8902 South Highway 77, Rockdale, Texas 76567 or to charity of givers choice.
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