Patsy Rhodes (DEARING, Ga.)


DEARING, Ga. - Patsy Henderson Rhodes, age 74, wife of the late Robert Rhodes, passed over to heaven on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 22, at 3:00 PM, at the Starling Funeral Home in Harlem, Ga. with the Rev. Mary Griswell officiating. Patsy grew up with seven brothers and sisters: Jimmy, Bobbie Jean, Buck, Nate, Peggy, and Will. Her parents, Willie B. and Jubie Henderson Rhodes ran a farm outside of Fitzgerald, Ga. where she picked cotton, canned fruit, milked cows, and ran barefoot through the fields. She attended Georgia Southern Teachers' College where she met and married Robert and relocated to Augusta where she raised three beautiful children. From a humble beginning she became a business owner, postal worker, bookkeeper, artist, and musician. There was nothing she couldn't do if she put her mind to it. She was funnier than any woman on TV and could fill a room with her gigantic heart and presence. Everyone who knew her loved her. She is survived by her three children: Dusty Rhodes and his wife Lisa, Russell (Susan) Rhodes and Patricia Rhett Barton; her grandchildren: Kacey Rhodes (Robbie), Matt Rhodes, Lauren Rhodes, Reid Rhodes (Stephanie), and Kristian Meadows. She is survived by her great-grandchildren: Logan, Madison, Ashton, Haley, Kaylin, Jaden, and Lilly. She was preceded in death by four grandchildren: Shannon, Dalton, Katelyn, and Caleb. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. Please visit to sign online guestbook. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-July 20, 2010