Thursday, August 15, 2019

Marsha Rhodes Eldridge

Marsha Rhodes Eldridge, 52, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Fancher officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home.

Marsha was born February 8, 1967, to Charles and Betty Dawkins Rhodes. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a graduate of Louisville High School. Marsha was a gifted artist who loved to express herself in her beautiful paintings. During her many years of teaching in the Meridian area, she was dearly loved by her students as well as everyone with whom she had contact.

Marsha is survived by her daughter Jordyn Eldridge of Birmingham, Alabama; and her son Jacob Eldridge of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by her mother Betty Dawkins Rhodes; her grandmother Willie Faye Dawkins; her sister Carolyn Rhodes Dickerson and husband Dale; her brother Glenn Rhodes and wife Debbie all of Louisville. Marsha also leaves behind her aunts Patty (Giles) Peterson and Beverly (Larry) Quinn; in addition to several nieces and nephews and many cousins. She was also greatly loved by her Antioch church family and her attendance there will be missed. She was preceded in death by her father Charles Rhodes and her grandfather Marshall Dawkins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Marsha may be given to Beth Eden Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Livingston, 40 Livingston Road, Louisville, MS 39339 or to Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Butch Miller, 32220 Highway 25 North, Sturgis, MS 39769.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at