Mildred "Mitzi" Louise Rhoades


March 5, 1934 ~ March 30, 2024

Born in: Johnson City, NY
Resided in: West End, NC

Mildred “Mitzi” L. Rhoades, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Born on March 5, 1934, in Johnson City, New York, to the late Wendell and Alice Van-Winkle House.

As a teenager she met Robert “Bob” Rhoades at a Bible Conference in New Jersey; they later married in 1954. After obtaining her nursing license from West Suburban School of Nursing, she began working at Cuba Memorial Hospital. Mitzi worked there for 30 years in the Med-Surgery ward.  

Mitzi is preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) their son, Brian Rhoades, in 2012, and by their daughter, Sandra Rhoades, who passed away in March 2022. 

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Gary) Bell of West End, daughter Cathy Pitt of Eugene, Oregon, son David (Emily) Rhoades of Wilmington, and daughter Lori (Joe) Wachter of West End; 16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

She loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, and her family. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

A memorial service will be held at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Online condolences may be left at

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Rhoades family.


Memorial Service: April 2, 2024 2:00 pm

Yates-Thagard Baptist Church
3820 Vass-Carthage Road
Carthage , NC 28327


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  1. To the Rhoades family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Mitzi! She was such a beautiful lady inside and out She will be missed, but never forgotten!! Sorry we cannot be with you all today as you say your final goodbyes to Mitzi as we have both been sick, but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all!
    Linda and Butch Usher
    Whispering Pines NC

  2. To the Rhoades family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My name is Chy and I helped care for Mitzi at Brookdale. I loved her dearly! She was always so sweet and always offered me snacks from her room. One time she was walking with her walker in the hallway and I zoomed past her and said, “you wanna race Mitzi?” I just remember her laughing! She was always so kind to everyone. God bless your family during this hard time.

  3. I am so shocked and sadden to see Pam’s passing. My prayers and love to the family. May God’s love and peace rest on each of you.

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