We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at J. E. Fralin & Sons
Rhodes~ Dollie Mae Rhodes, affectionately known by her family as “Mother”, earned her wings and entered her final resting place Saturday, January 1, 2022.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida December 24, 1945, Dollie was the youngest daughter of Spencer and Mary McCray. She was preceded in death by brothers, Jessie and Sammy McCray; and sisters, Sonya Young and Juanita McCray.
Dollie attended local schools and would later earn a Certificate of Completion in Nursing. She accepted Christ at an early age and attended church and Sunday school faithfully.
In the years to come Dollie would meet and marry the love of her life, Johnnie W. Rhodes whom she was married to for forty years until his passing in 2001. Together they raised six children to love the Lord. In addition to marrying and raising a family, Dollie was employed with Harris and First Student Bus companies for many years. She loved and was loved by many friends and co-workers with whom she maintained contact with well after she stopped working.
Dollie was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Velerie and Velerie’s son, Walter. Mourning, but accepting her passing to a merciful and just God – she is survived by her children, Priscilla (Rammamurthy Sr.), Johnny (Karen), Dexter Sr. (AnnMarie), Clifford (Joanna) and Shantel; grandchildren, Sherry, Averis, Sophia, Darrell, Sheyandra, Alysscia, Dexter Jr., Dominique, Rammamurthy Jr., Sharena, Jahniya, Jaidyn and Kierstyn; five great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene (Rev. Grady Dicks); several brothers and sisters in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Dollie Mae Rhodes will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver Street. Visitation Friday from 5 – 7:00 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904-924-9400