Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding: Proverbs 3:5
Molly S. Rhodes (Mom/Sister/Aunt/Grandma Molly) went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 30, 2022, with her family by her side.
Molly was born on June 30, 1937. She is the second oldest of 12 children born to Timothy Booker, Sr. and Susie Booker (both deceased). Molly grew up in Johnston, SC where she helped attend to her siblings as well go to school and work the farm.
Molly was sent to Chester, PA when she was only 15 years old to help her Aunt Sophia Triplin due to the death of her Uncle Charles Triplin in a worksite accident. While there, Molly was able to complete high school and graduate via night school due to having to work to help her aunt make ends meet.
Molly eventually got married to the late James Rhodes, Sr.; though they eventually divorced they remained in close contact with each other.
Molly loved and was so proud of her two sons, James Rhodes, Jr. (deceased) and Kenneth Adisa Imani (aka Kenneth Jeffery Rhodes). She lived for her two sons, having raised them with love and discipline. Both sons participated in numerous activities and Molly was always there in the stands cheering and encouraging them in every field of endeavor, locally and away. Molly also raised her nephew Timothy Booker, III, who is more of a son to her than a nephew and has always been considered Jimmy and Kenny’s little brother.
Professionally, Molly was a Registered Nurse with Riddle Memorial Hospital where she received numerous accolades and was always personally asked for by her patients and doctors because of her professionalism and outstanding bedside manner. In her personal time, Molly enjoyed reading scriptures and loved the Philadelphia Eagles football team. After every Eagles game Molly would call her son Kenny and talk about the games with him.
Molly was loved by anyone with whom she came in contact; she had a very big heart and generously gave to others rather than expect anything in return. Her only request was “to say a prayer for her.” Molly will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She is preceded in God’s homecoming by the following siblings: Charles, Rose, Ruth, Clara, Olin, Henry and Juanita. She is also preceded in death by her son Jimmy and his wife, Monika Rhodes. She is survived by the following siblings: Timothy, Julius, Anne and Darnell.
Molly also leaves behind her loving son, Kenny, daughter-in-law, Ellen T. Womack-Imani, and grandchildren James Rhodes III, Shakira Rhodes, Chrissy Rhodes, Adriana Imani, Aliyah Imani and Mariah Rhodes, along with a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
On behalf of Molly, we would like to thank Naaman’s Creek Country Manor staff for making her as comfortable as possible during her transition to God’s Kingdom, along with the Hospice services that were provided. We also want to thank her Social Worker, Kris, for all the support that she provided throughout her stay there.
But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought! Job 19:25-27