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Marie Copeland Rhodes

Marie Copeland Rhodes, 91, went home to the Lord, May 23, 2020. Born on April 21, 1929 in Chuckatuck, VA to the late Wesley G. and Grace P. Copeland. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Rhodes.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, James R. Rhodes, Jr and wife, Leslie; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Lowder and her husband, Charles; grandchildren, Emma Suzanne Rhodes, Hannah Lee Rhodes, Melissa Anne Melicher (Michael) and Katherine Marie Snow (Taylor) and her adorable great-granddaughter, Virginia Marie Snow.

Marie was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed working in her yard and flowers and providing a lifetime of love and memories to her family.

The family would like to especially thank Cathy, Delores, Lillie and Tracie for their wonderful care and comfort.

A graveside service will be conducted by Dr. Thurman R. Hayes, Jr. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11 AM at Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.  Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.   

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My sympathy to you all! Your Mama was a special neighbor to Mother for a long time. I always enjoyed talking to her in the yard! Praying for you all Jean Wolf Robb

Jean Robb May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I send my sincere sympathy to the Rhodes family. I met your mother many years ago when I had Mary Elizabeth as a student at Suffolk High School. I remember Mrs. Rhodes as a very attractive, gentile Southern lady. I then knew her granddaughters at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy-they also were lovely young women whom I am sure were dearly loved by their grandmother. I hope your memories of times together bring you comfort at this sad time.

Brenda Kincaid May 13 2021 12:00 AM