Geraldine Rhodes

DARLINGTON — Geraldine Alexander Rhodes, 82, was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was a loving wife, devoted mama and proud Granny.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 2, in Elim United Methodist Church Cemetery. A celebration of life for Mrs. Rhodes will be announced at a later date.
Born in Darlington County on May 15, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Inez Sansbury Alexander. She worked as an insurance professional and retired from Carolinas Hospital System. Mrs. Rhodes was member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.
She is survived by her children: Deborah (Paul) McCutchan of Blythewood, Wayne (Julianne) Rhodes of Darlington/Canton, N.C., David E. (Angie) Rhodes of Hartsville, grandchildren: Kirstin McCutchan, Sloane McCutchan, Rachel Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Courtney Rhodes and Christopher Rhodes; in-laws: Sue Stewart of Hartsville, Jean (Junior) Crowley of Hartsville and Baxter “Buck” (Brigitte) Rhodes of Darlington.
With much rejoicing in heaven, Geraldine joined the love of her life, her husband of 55 years, Jimmy W. Rhodes Sr.
She was a wonderful role model to her children who loved and appreciated her very much. She will be missed tremendously in this life.
Geraldine enjoyed gardening and loved flowers and camping with her family. She also loved the Lord and her church family at Southside Free Will Baptist Church. Her grandchildren loved her immensely and will miss her more than her special strawberry shortcake and chocolate pie.
She always looked forward to spending Thursdays with her “Thursday Hardee’s Group,” Sylvia Britton, Carol Lee, Imogene Godbold, Robbie Stone and a special cousin, Bobbie Gardner, at Hardee’s, where the french fries were always served hot. Sylvia and Bobbie were both like sisters to Geraldine.
Memorials may be made to Southside Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 5, Darlington SC 29540.
A guestbook is available online at

Author: Stephan Drew

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