Beulah “Betsy” Rhoden, 95, was called home from this life on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. Mrs. Rhoden was born June 6, 1920 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Jasper Boyd and Mary Thigpen.
Services were held at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The graveside service followed at the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Rhoden was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. Betsy loved to garden, was an amazing cook, and enjoyed animals. She enjoyed watching sports, the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Braves and WWE (wrestling).
Survivors are her children James W. Rhoden, Jr. and Dawn of Logansport, Indiana; Marilyn Breed and Roger of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and Gloria Rizzo of Tampa, Florida. Grandchildren are Shana Aldridge Krapovicky of Madison, Danielle Black of Hattiesburg, Justin Aldridge of Gulfport, Lauren Breed Berrios and Ty of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, James Wesley Rhoden III of Ellijay, Georgia, and Trevor Rizzo of Tampa, Florida. She also had eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper Boyd and Mary Thigpen, her husband James Wesley Rhoden Sr. and five brothers.