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Rhonda Michelle Jarvis

September 24, 1981 — January 3, 2019

Rhonda Michelle Jarvis entered our lives on September 24, 1981, and entered the arms of the One whom she lived her life so faithfully for, preached about, sang about, and wrote about, on January 3, 2019.

She is survived by her parents, David and Jan Jarvis; sister, Jessica Lawson (Ryan); beloved nephew, “King of Kentucky” Lincoln David Lawson; grandparents, Dill and Geraldine Jarvis; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Vernon and Rosie Hornsby; and cousin, Krista McDade.

An ordained minister in the Church of God, Rhonda was known for her infectious smile and her incredible sense of humor.  Even during trying medical challenges, Rhonda had a smile on her face and was always sharing her “Rhondaisms.”  Rhondaisms were her way of sharing her personal thoughts on everything from her love for Jesus to the weather.

 graduate of Lee University’s master’s program, Rhonda most recently served as a case manager at the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Sevierville, TN.

She led countless people to Jesus and was His hands and feet to so many.  Her name means “one who is like the Lord”, and she certainly lived up to her name! Well done Rhonda, you were a good and faithful servant.  The best daughter, sister, and aunt anyone could have ever asked for.

In lieu of flowers, please send any gifts to the Church of God, Division of Care, 2490 Keith Street NW, Cleveland, TN 37311; Attn:  Office Of First Asst. Gen. Overseer, Dr. Raymond Culpepper.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019 at North Cleveland Church of God.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes to conclude the service.

he family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.  The family will also receive friends Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

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Gathering of Friends

Monday, January 7, 2019

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, January 7, 2019

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