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Phyllis Jane Ruff Rhodes

Phyllis Jane Ruff Rhodes

Phyllis Jane Ruff Rhodes passed away on Tuesday, April 12th after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. Phyllis “Momma”, “Nana” has won the battle overall because she is at rest and in peace now and the cancer can no longer hurt her anymore. Phyllis is in heaven with her dad William "Bill" Ruff and father in law Troy Rhodes Sr., Nephew Chris Nix, and many angles to now help watch over and guide their flock.

Her spirit is living on in the lives of all those she came in contact with. She was loved, respected and cherished by all who encountered her no matter if it's over many years or just a quick passing by at Walmart. Phyllis was born in Henderson County in 1957 and has continued the proud family tradition of the Ruff and the Rhodes family living and rearing their family on Gilliam Mountain.

Phyllis loved life and had a natural zest for people and family. She lived for and ever so loved her husband Troy Frederick Rhodes "Freddie" her children, her oldest Mark Rhodes and his girl Heather Wilson and her youngest Tracy Rhodes Jacobs and her husband Michael Jacobs. In her time as both a career women and a momma she was blessed with two grand babies Alexzander Jacobs "Alex" and Alekzandria Jacobs "Alekzis."

Phyllis has been a very active member in the community serving as a judge for numerous years at the state fair, active merchant at the curb market with her many types of dolls and crafts and her many years of dedicated service to Walmart of over 23yrs.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Freddie, son Mark; daughter, Tracy and son in law Michael; grandchildren, Alex and Alekzis; her momma, Katherine; and two sisters, Margarett and Joy.

The Funeral Service will be held at 3pm on Friday, April 15th at Rhodes Farm; 1833 Gilliam Mountain Rd, Hendersonville NC 28792.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Phyllis may be directed to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 and/or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2278, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.