Emily Charlotte Rhodes
Emily Charlotte Rhodes
  • November 20, 1926 - June 4, 2016
  • Texas

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Services for Emily Rhodes, 89, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin with Bro. Jimmy Hedges and Bro. Scott Reed officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery.
Mrs. Rhodes was born November 20, 1926 in Newton County, Texas, the daughter of the late Helen E. (Simmons) and E. E. Heisch. She passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 in a local hospice facility.
She was a giving and caring person who loved the Lord and her church family. She was a wonderful mother, grandma and great-grandma who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was a 50-plus year member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Lon Rhodes of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, James and Rhonda Rhodes of Leander, Texas; granddaughter, Britni Rhodes and fiancé Steven Hunt of Lufkin; grandson, Doug Rhodes and wife Heather of Lufkin; granddaughters, Emily Rhodes of Lufkin, Taylor Rhodes and Tori Rhodes, both of Groesbeck, Texas; 3 great-granddaughters, Mayci Scott, Corrah Rhodes, and Bailey Rhodes; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Bennie L. Rhodes; 2 sons, Vaughn Rhodes and Terry Rhodes; and sisters, Helen and Pauline.
Pallbearers will be Robert Mitcham, Tom Stubblefield, Dale Childress, Doug Rhodes, Steven Slusher and Steven Hunt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Emett Snyder and Gene Childress.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home.
Services have been placed in the care of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home.