HR120: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 120
Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 8, 2022

 

WHEREAS, the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr., a pastor, civic leader, and beloved member of the Evington community, died on May 12, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Lynchburg, Coolidge Rhodes was one of six children born to Robert and Gladys Rhodes; he attended Campbell County High School until 1963, when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes rose to the rank of sergeant and earned a Purple Heart during his tour in Vietnam; he obtained a GED degree while in the military, then continued his education at Central Virginia Community College; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes pursued a career with the United States Postal Service and retired in 2007 after 30 years of service; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes was an active member of Mount Evergreen Baptist Church in Evington, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon; he was ordained as a minister there in 1983 and went on to serve as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Altavista and Mount Plain Baptist Church in Evington; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes served as chair of the New London Academy Board of Managers and offered his leadership to American Legion Post 16 in Lynchburg; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 45 years, Janice; his children, Coolidge, Jr., Christopher Dewayne, Brittany, and Colby, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr., a spiritual leader and pillar of the Evington community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 120

Offered March 7, 2022
Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr.
Patron-- Fariss

WHEREAS, the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr., a pastor, civic leader, and beloved member of the Evington community, died on May 12, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Lynchburg, Coolidge Rhodes was one of six children born to Robert and Gladys Rhodes; he attended Campbell County High School until 1963, when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes rose to the rank of sergeant and earned a Purple Heart during his tour in Vietnam; he obtained a GED degree while in the military, then continued his education at Central Virginia Community College; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes pursued a career with the United States Postal Service and retired in 2007 after 30 years of service; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes was an active member of Mount Evergreen Baptist Church in Evington, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon; he was ordained as a minister there in 1983 and went on to serve as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Altavista and Mount Plain Baptist Church in Evington; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes also served as chair of the New London Academy Board of Managers and offered his leadership to American Legion Post 16 in Lynchburg; and

WHEREAS, Coolidge Rhodes will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 45 years, Janice; his children, Coolidge, Jr., Christopher Dewayne, Brittany, and Colby, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr., a spiritual leader and pillar of the Evington community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of the Reverend Dr. Coolidge Elmo Rhodes, Sr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.