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May 19, 1945 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Serphenia McLendon Obituary
Serphenia McLendon, also known as "Fennie," was born May 19, 1945, to the late Alma and James Rhodes, Sr., of Worth County, Georgia. As a phenomenal mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, "Ma Feenie" lived her life, for the must part, for her friends and family, creating for all, moments that she arad they cherished.
She was a remarkable and charismatic woman who embraced her youthful persona and loved to travel. Friends will tell you, "Feenie always enjoyed having a good time!" and she always played a winning hand in spades as well as life. As a trendsetters in fashion, her style and grace defied the stereotype of growing all. With confidence she marched to the beat of her own drum, leaving an unforgettable mark on all of those around her. With a heart full of wisdom and unwavering support, she devoted herself to helping othes, touching the lives of many with her generosity and kindness.
Serphenia was educated in the Bibb Counry School System at Ballard Hudson Senior High School (Class of 1969). After High School, she was awarded an opportunity to work for the Keebler Cookie Company, retiring after 30 years of service. Her years at Keebler financed her lifestyle and provided both stability and security for her children and grandchildren. She adored her grandchildren; they were always in tow as she taught life lessons and provided unforgettable experiences that included visits to the White House, Walt Disney, and countless other destinations as annual trips. Her love for family and friends was the cornerstone of her persona. Through her lifelong dedication, tough love, and high praises, her legacy will live on in the individual vision that she had for each one of those she loved and nurtured.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and James Rhodes Sr.; son, Everette Dewayne Walker; sisters, Mae Frances Harrington, Josie M. Walker, Evangelist Inez Davis, Thelma Jordan; brothers, Eddie Lee Rhodes St., Jim W. Rhodes Sr., James Rhodes Jr., Nathaniel Rhodes St.; nieces, Shelia Herring, Jennifer Rhodes, Lena Rhodes, Tammy Rhodes; nephews, Fredrick Harrington, Milton Collins, Shelton Rhodes, Nathaniel Rhodes ]r., Eddie Rhodes Jr., Michael Rhodes, and Ricky Rhodes.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her son, Nelson O. Walker, Ir (Ann) of Macon, Ga.; brother, Murphy Rhodes; grandchildren, Tamika Goddard of Atlanta, Ga., Nelson O. Walker III (Buren Russell 'IT) of Norcross, Ga., Kandria English of Macon, Ga., Sheree (Lamont) Walker-Williams of Atlanta, Ga., Anqunita Stephens of Macon, Ga., Jamiah (Erika) Walker of Macon, Ga., Josiah Walker of Macon, Ga., Courtney Walker of Augusta Ga., and Isaiah Walker of Macon, Ga.: great-grandchildren, Justin Goddard of Warner Robins, Ga., Tonyesha Goddard of McDonough Ga, Michael Frye It., Ja'Khari Poole, Emory English all of Macon, Ga., Carter Williams of Adlanta, Ga., Zyire Walker, Zaria Walker, Amiah Walker all of Macon, Ga.: great-great-grandchildren, Karson Ridgeway of McDonough, Ga., Kir'styn Poole, Kha'von Poole of Macon, Ga., Avyann Goddard of Warner Robins, Ga., and a host of other beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
As we search for the words to describe the love you display We can't help but have a smile on our hearts that's clearly visible on our face I mean... "Ma Feenie" you have raught us what it means to be a REAL DIVA How to remain true and guide our farmily as God has guided you You are such a woman of class who always motivates and push us to much success And you remind us that its never okay to be second best [ook... You showed us that in life we are bound to go through But it's not where you been but where you are going that defines you If life was a card game, the game of Spades it would be Because in that game you've mastered the art of defeat We have learned not to murmur or complain in life But play the hand that's dealt with God as our partner With Wisdom and Love in our heart With humility, integrity, and truth in our hand How then can we go wrong? In this game called life, because of your genuine love, we will forever remain strong "MA FEENIE» THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR BACKBONE..