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Edna Marlene (Whaley Rhodes) Lee

July 20, 1929 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 89)


Edna Marlene Whaley Rhodes Lee, 89, of Kinston passed away peacefully Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. In addition to her parents, Sampson “Jiggs” and Margaret “Maggie” Whaley she is preceded in death by her loving husband William “Pete” Rhodes, brothers Dalton, Prentice and Harold Whaley and second husband Mac Lewis Lee.

She is survived by her sons Terry Rhodes of Kinston and Dalton Ross Rhodes of Deep Run, grandchildren Amy Rhodes Rudd of Morehead City, Angela Rhodes Bologna of Port Richey, FL and Ross William Rhodes of Deep Run and 5 great-grandchildren.

Edna, a long time resident of Kinston, retired from Belk after many years of service. A humble woman of deep faith, she attended Westside FBW Church. She was a gifted cook, loved old westerns and cherished her friends and loved her family beyond measure.

Family will be receiving friends Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:00pm at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.  

There are no words to express our gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Kitty Askins Hospice Center for the excellent care Edna received.

Flowers are welcome or consider a donation in Edna’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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