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Celebrating the life of
Dorothy Jane Lindsey Rhodes
Passed away on September 19, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Burial
  • - Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • 4700 Skidaway Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-352-3020
  • Visitation
  • 3:00pm to 5:00pm - Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

We have so many great memories over the years with Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes. All the Christmases, birthdays, and dance recitals were always a good time. Those are memories we'll never forget. We are very sorry for your loss and praying for your family.

Sandy and Ashley Bond, Tuscaloosa, AL

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

To the Rhodes family I am sorry for your loss death is very hard to bear of a love one . Our God Jehovah has promised mankind a hope of a resurrection and we will be able to see them again . Please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family strengh and hope, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Dorothy was such a dedicated christam lady who loved the Lord and her family . She was a very dedicated secretary for C&S Bank . I first met her when the national CPA firm I worked with audited the C & S Nattional bank. She was referred to as s top notch secretary !! Heaven is sweeter with her reunion within Truman !!

Herman &Margie Mongin, Elgin , SC

Wish I could be there for the celebration of your mom. I know you are feeling emptiness with her absence but what happiness your mom is having now, God bless and comfort your family during these following days,

Robin Danfird Wiggins, Birmingham , AL

Diane and I were so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. She was a fixture of this neighborhood and I would look forward to seeing her out walking with Millie. We missed seeing her as frequently after your dad died, but understood that things were probably slowing down for her. We will keep you in our prayers.

William and Diane Fitch, Savannah, GA

We are so sorry to hear about Dottie. It was a honor to have worked with her at C&S. She was a very special person! We are praying for your comfort and peace.

Bill and Margot Hudson, Americus, GA

We are so sorry for your lost. You all are in our prayers. God Bless you. Love in Christ,

Randy and Sheryl Collins, Savannah, Ga

I had the pleasure of working with Dorothy. She was always very nice to me and helped me to learn so much in my position at the bank.

Dorothy Anne Reid Wilson, Rincon, Ga.

My sincere condolences.Losing loved ones in death is very difficult.May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Givens, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I first had the pleasure of working at C&S bank with Dottie in the late 70's. In her position as executive secretary to the President, Vice President and other distinguished officials of the bank and I as a young twenty something in the credit card department, I felt worlds apart. Dottie changed that feeling immediately. All 5 floors at the DeSoto office shared the same breakroom, so we saw each other often. My mother also worked for the bank at another branch and knew Dottie as well. Dottie had the gift of making you feel as if you'd always known her...such a sweet smile and a warm heart, always asking how YOU were doing. Several years later, after Dottie left the bank, I married by husband and moved into Dottie's neighborhood on Piney Point. What a joy...Truman and Dottie, 2 peas-in-pod! I rescued a dog along the way, brought him home and noticed "Cujo" stayed gone most of the day roaming the neighborhood. One day Dottie called and hesitantly asked if we were interested in giving Cujo to she and Truman. Well, there was no way I could say "no"...Truman's health was beginning to decline and having CUJO was his joy! At times, after church on Wednesday nights, we'd see them at Carey Hilliards. Those love birds..it made you smile and see just how blessed 2 people could be to have each other. The years passed..so did Truman and Cujo and now Dottie! The complexion of the neighborhood has changed again in my 39 years living there. We all miss her, but the memories of Truman and Dottie will always put a smile on our faces and love in our hearts!

Belinda Burnett, Savannah, GA

Dorothy Lindsey Rhodes, 76, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. She was born November 13, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late James Q. and Gwendolyn White Lindsey. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Bible Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Masters Class. She was an Executive Administrative Assistant for over 50 years, working for C&S Bank, Bank of America, and First Chatham Bank, before her retirement in 2011. She was also a member of the Wilmington Island Grays, and was an avid walker.  She was a former member of the National Secretary Association, and was elected Secretary of the Year in 1977.

She was preceded in death by her husband Truman E. Rhodes, Jr. and her brother James Burnett Lindsey.

Surviving are her son, Michael E. Rhodes (Kay), daughter, Melissa Rhodes Bond (Stan), grandchildren, Sonny and Sarah Bond and Jesse and Kim Sullivan, seven great-grandchildren, Jack, Collin, and Terrey Sullivan, Slayten and Ryker Brock, Chandler Bond, and Salvatore Parise, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her furbabies, Millie, Boog, and Crystal.

Visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 25, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances may be made to Bible Baptist Church, 4700 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31404, or Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

 

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Candle tribute lit by Jennifer Camille Dimick — Georgia

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

We have so many great memories over the years with Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes. All the Christmases, birthdays, and dance recitals were always a good time. Those are memories we'll never forget. We are very sorry for your loss and praying for your family.

Sandy and Ashley Bond, Tuscaloosa, AL

Candle tribute lit by Ashley & Sandy — Alabama

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

To the Rhodes family I am sorry for your loss death is very hard to bear of a love one . Our God Jehovah has promised mankind a hope of a resurrection and we will be able to see them again . Please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family strengh and hope, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Dorothy was such a dedicated christam lady who loved the Lord and her family . She was a very dedicated secretary for C&S Bank . I first met her when the national CPA firm I worked with audited the C & S Nattional bank. She was referred to as s top notch secretary !! Heaven is sweeter with her reunion within Truman !!

Herman &Margie Mongin, Elgin , SC

Candle tribute lit by Herman & Margie Mongin — South Carolina

Wish I could be there for the celebration of your mom. I know you are feeling emptiness with her absence but what happiness your mom is having now, God bless and comfort your family during these following days,

Robin Danfird Wiggins, Birmingham , AL

Diane and I were so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. She was a fixture of this neighborhood and I would look forward to seeing her out walking with Millie. We missed seeing her as frequently after your dad died, but understood that things were probably slowing down for her. We will keep you in our prayers.

William and Diane Fitch, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Venita Johnson — Georgia

We are so sorry to hear about Dottie. It was a honor to have worked with her at C&S. She was a very special person! We are praying for your comfort and peace.

Bill and Margot Hudson, Americus, GA

We are so sorry for your lost. You all are in our prayers. God Bless you. Love in Christ,

Randy and Sheryl Collins, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Carolyn B.Moore — Georgia

I had the pleasure of working with Dorothy. She was always very nice to me and helped me to learn so much in my position at the bank.

Dorothy Anne Reid Wilson, Rincon, Ga.

My sincere condolences.Losing loved ones in death is very difficult.May you be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Givens, Pooler, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Skeeter & Belinda Burnett — Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I first had the pleasure of working at C&S bank with Dottie in the late 70's. In her position as executive secretary to the President, Vice President and other distinguished officials of the bank and I as a young twenty something in the credit card department, I felt worlds apart. Dottie changed that feeling immediately. All 5 floors at the DeSoto office shared the same breakroom, so we saw each other often. My mother also worked for the bank at another branch and knew Dottie as well. Dottie had the gift of making you feel as if you'd always known her...such a sweet smile and a warm heart, always asking how YOU were doing. Several years later, after Dottie left the bank, I married by husband and moved into Dottie's neighborhood on Piney Point. What a joy...Truman and Dottie, 2 peas-in-pod! I rescued a dog along the way, brought him home and noticed "Cujo" stayed gone most of the day roaming the neighborhood. One day Dottie called and hesitantly asked if we were interested in giving Cujo to she and Truman. Well, there was no way I could say "no"...Truman's health was beginning to decline and having CUJO was his joy! At times, after church on Wednesday nights, we'd see them at Carey Hilliards. Those love birds..it made you smile and see just how blessed 2 people could be to have each other. The years passed..so did Truman and Cujo and now Dottie! The complexion of the neighborhood has changed again in my 39 years living there. We all miss her, but the memories of Truman and Dottie will always put a smile on our faces and love in our hearts!

Belinda Burnett, Savannah, GA


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