Fallen Hero: Retired Sergeant First Class Robert Dale Rhodes


Funeral Home

Mims Mitchell Funeral Home

302 8th Avenue Southwest Magee, MS


Thursday, May 30, 2024 , 12-2 P.M., Mims Mitchell Funeral Home, Magee


Thursday, May 30, 2024, 2 pm, Mims Mitchell Funeral Home, Magee


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary:

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”.

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 27, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Sergeant First Class Robert Rhodes, age 68, who had served within the MSARNG in the 106th Support Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Robert had worked full-time at the Shelby Regional Sustainment Maintenance Site(RSMS).

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Robert Dale Rhodes, 68 of Mize, MS passed away Monday, May 27, 2024 at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was born Thursday, September 15, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee, Mississippi. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Raleigh, Mississippi. Bro. David Hays will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. 601-849-5031

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Dale Rhodes; brother, Hulon Rhodes.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Shoemaker Rhodes of Mize, MS; sons, Taylor  Rhodes (Cassie) of College Station, TX, Alex Rhodes of College Station, TX and Roger  Rhodes  of Raleigh;  daughter, Jennifer  Abernathy of Mize;  mother, Lucille  Ishee  Rhodes;  grandchildren, Harley  Rhodes  (Matthew) of Raleigh, Chandler Abernathy  of Mize, Aiden Jeffers of Mize, Zayah  Jeffers of Mize, Kyleigh  Jeffers of Mize and Byron Rhodes of Stringer;  brothers, Danny  Rhodes  (Chris ) of Raleigh, Charles Rhodes of Mize, Max Rhodes (Linda) of Mize; great grandchildren, Chevy Boyd of Raleigh and Chase Fails of Raleigh; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Posey, Justin McRorey, Christopher Rhodes, Cody Shoemaker, John Cross, and Jonathon Rhodes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aiden Jeffers, Chandler Abernathy, and Landin Rhodes.