Charlie Bell Rhodes, 89, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. She was born July 17, 1930, to the late Clarence Armour and Ida Bell Hardy Armour in Stewart County, Georgia.
Charlie was a homemaker and the military wife of the late U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chelsie A. Rhodes Sr. for 56 years. Together, they both loved and supported the community wherever they lived. Charlie worked alongside her husband with the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years and volunteered as a student helper at Ohio State University, where her husband worked for 20 years. She also volunteered with the kitchen staff at the Level Green Fellowship Baptist Church.
Charlie was a member of the Bayside Recreation “Silver Sneakers.” She was a former member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Columbus, Ohio, and a current member of the New Beginnings Worship Center, Virginia Beach. Charlie was an avid gardener, bird watcher, coin collector, traveler and dog show enthusiast.
Charlie leaves to cherish her fond memories, her children, Chelsie A. Rhodes Jr. and Charlene A. Rhodes; grandchildren, Nathan E. Rhodes and Quincy Rhodes; sisters, Stella Sutton and Emma Frazier; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Rivers Armour, Dorothy Armour and Brenda Armour; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at New Genesis Baptist Church, 3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.
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