Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Village Chapel for Rhoda Mattie Bailey Conner, 91, of Gadsden, who died July 14, 2014. The Rev. Bruce Word will officiate. Burial will take place at Forrest Cemetery. Village Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Conner was born and reared in the Snead Crossroad community. She graduated from Susan Moore High School and later attended Vanderbilt University
, where she graduated with a degree in nursing. Mrs. Conner was employed by the Holy Name of Jesus Hospital for 37 years and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "Red" Conner; parents, Zachariah and Mary Lou Nettie Bailey; five brothers; and four sisters.
She is survived by her children, Paul (Kay) Conner, Pat (Cynthia) Conner, Priscilla (Ritchey) Elkins and Pete (Sarah Gaye) Conner; brother, Hubert Bailey; sisters-in-law, Mary Bailey, Nancy Conner and LaVerne Conner; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Highland Baptist Church, 912 Odell Ave., Gadsden, AL 35901.
The family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Gadsden Health Care, family and friends for their visits, thoughts and prayers.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at villagechapelfuneralhome.com.