Shelva Jean Rhodes

Born on August 15, 1939

Departed on July 26, 2010 and resided in Rome, GA

Mrs. Jean Jones Rhodes, age 70 of Rome, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010. A native of Floyd County, Mrs. Rhodes was born on August 15, 1939, the daughter of the late Edgar Hoyt and Philas Jones. She moved away from Rome in 1963 and returned in 1979.
In 1969, Mrs. Rhodes was chairman of the Walton County, Georgia Heart Association campaign in which she received a medallion for meritorious service in the fight against heart disease.
Jean was an avid golfer. She served as vice president and president of the Ladies' Golf Association at Coosa Country Club for a number of years.
Mrs. Rhodes was coordinator and master of ceremonies at the Harbin Clinic Breast Cancer Survivors Banquet and fashion show for two years.
Jean was a woman of strong faith. She was baptized as a young girl in Dykes Creek. A long-time member of Second Avenue Baptist Church in Rome, she headed the committee for the church in their part of the local Community Kitchen.
Jean was foremost a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was beautiful inside and out and her sweet smile and presence lit up a room. She made everyone feel special.
Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Eugene Rhodes; one daughter, Gina Rhodes Welborn; three grandsons: John Alexander Welborn and his wife Kera Daley Welborn, Charles Andrew Welborn, and Thomas Rhodes Welborn; one great-granddaughter, Miley Nicole Welborn; one sister, Wilhelmina Isbell of Rome; one brother in-law, D.C. Rhodes of Rome.
Her homecoming celebration will be an event on Sunday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church. Rev. Monty Stallins will lead the celebration. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be given in her memory to Second Avenue Baptist Church, 823 E. 2"d• Avenue, Rome, GA 30161.

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  1. Claudia Floyd July 28, 2010 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jean’s beautiful and wonderful family! She will be so missed and I feel so blessed that such a lovely,dear lady was an incredible friend to me for years!

  2. Patricia Locklear Case July 29, 2010 at 12:00 am - Reply

    GOd bless and comfort you during this time in your life. She was such a vivacious and friendly person as I remember, always with a huge smile.Take solace in knowing she is at peace now and the suffering is over.

  3. David /Sally July 29, 2010 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Chuck and Gina our hearts go out to you.You lost a wife and mother and we lost a lifetime friend. We all had a good time together and thank God her pain is over and a new life will follow.Please remember if you ever need an escape there is a second home in Pennsylvania for you. Love you all

  4. Celina Bell Branton July 31, 2010 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Oh, to possess just an ounce of the bravery Jean had. When I think of her, all I see is her beautiful and real smile….. and to know she is smiling a thousand times over – now in the presence of our Loving Lord. Jean left with us her warmth and never-ending footprint of her unique and sweet personality. May the memories heal your broken hearts. Chuck & Gina: My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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