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Ms. Mary Rhodes



12:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015
Scales & Sons Chapel, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Visitation with the Family:
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015
Smith Fork Association Tabernacle, 2701 Halls Hill Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015
Smith Fork Association Tabernacle, 2701 Halls Hill Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Service of Committal and Internment:
Following the service on Saturday, November 14, 2015
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro,TN

Mary E. Rhodes was born on February 21, 1934 in Summerton, South Carolina to the parents of Nathaniel and Vinnie Mae Wilson. She transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at NHC Nursing Home.

Mary retired from Chromalox after 27 years of service.
She enjoyed fishing and loved sports. She loved to eat out with the family.

Mary professed a hope in Christ at an early age. She attended Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and later moved her fellowship to Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Mary was married to James Rhodes for 45 years; to this union four children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, and two children.

Mary leaves to cherish her loving memory two devoted children, James Robert Rhodes, and Mary (Michael) Caruthers; brothers, Bobby Wilson, and Jackie (Regina) Wilson; sister, Bessie Wilson; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Betty Gibson, and Clara Akins, and Rochelle Snelling Smith; a host of other relatives and friends.

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me. Let me go. I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, Be thankful for our many beautiful years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess, How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown, But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, if grieving you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on, And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with all your heart, you'll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say,
"Welcome Home!"
~ Mother

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371