Verna C. Rhodes, 92, of Charleston was received into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

She was a beautician, homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of Bible Center Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Oswald Rhodes; parents, Andrew Lester and Rosa Lee Campbell; brothers, John Campbell, Curtis Campbell, Darrell Campbell, Eugene Campbell and Earl Campbell; and sisters, Nola Sims and June Underwood.

Surviving are her children, Elizabeth McConnell of Charleston and Rosalie (Rosie) Rhodes of St. Albans; grandchildren, George (Tara) Spruce IV of Charleston and Ann McConnell of Augusta, Ga.; step-grandchildren, Amy (David) Green of Decatur, Ga., David McConnell and John McConnell of Clarksburg and Paul (Nicki) McConnell of Staunton, Va.; great-grandchildren, Dillon Tucker of Winfield and Jakob, Hannah and Alexa Spruce of Charleston; and her sisters, Lorena Brooks of Fairdale and Amalee White of Somerset, Ky.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home (513 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302) with Pastor David Jones officiating. Entombment will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YWCA, Sojourners Shelter, 1114 Quarrier St. Street, Charleston, WV 25301; or Bible Center Church, 1111 Oakhurst Drive, Charleston, WV 25314.

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Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston is in charge of arrangements.