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John D. RhodesFirst Lt. (United States Marine Corps) passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, FL. John was a native Jacksonian graduating with Honors from Jim Hill High School and in 1970 from Tougaloo College with a Major in Political Science. He was a member of the Greater St James Baptist Church and The Omege Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. John was married to his college sweetheart, Susan Britton, who predeceased him. They had three sons: John, James Quincy and Maurice David. Immediate survivors also include his mother, Lelia Gaston Rhodes and sister, Marilyn Rhodes-Latson. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 6 - 8 PM at Richmond-August Funeral Home, Biloxi, MS. Military memorial graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Biloxi National Cemetery near Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS. The family has entrusted the care of Mr. Rhodes to the professional staff of RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME.
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Marilyn and Pat
Marilyn and Pat Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM
I am deeply sorrow that you will be missed here on earth but God has a better place for us. Let the family rejoice, for we must all travel to our heavenly home some day. You fought a good battle and a prize is awaiting you because of your belief and faithfulness.
Dorothy Stokes, Ed.D Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time.
Emma Sanders Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM
You have our prayers and deepest sympathy.
Everett & Lillie Sanders Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM
My Prayers go out to the family. John will be truly missed.
David Norman Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM