Welcome to the memorial page for

Emma M. Rhodes

July 30, 2017

HARRINGTON — Emma M. Rhodes passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Harrington to the late, Roy H. Hill and Anna Mae Hill-Manter.

Mrs. Rhodes worked at the Milford Wal-Mart as a greeter, which she enjoyed immensely. Not only did she love to work there, but she had countless customers who would look for her once they arrived. In her spare time, she loved to yard sale, shopping, and collect angel and cross figurines. She loved music, George Jones was her favorite artist, and she enjoyed going to Buddy’s on Fridays to listen to music and eat dinner.

Mrs. Rhodes loved her family dearly.  She would give anything to them, all they had to do was ask, especially her grandchildren. She was always smiling, had a kind heart, and would give you the shirt off of her back. She will be greatly missed by her family and Wal-Mart family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond G. Rhodes, Sr.; son, Raymond Jr.; brothers, Dale “Butch” Hill, Chester Hill, and Leroy Hill.

She is survived by her son, Daniel M. Rhodes; daughters, Anna Marie (James) Plummer, Barbara A. Cooper; son in law, Daniel Barnett; brothers, Ray Hill, Calvin Hill; sisters, Ellen Rice, Joan Baynum; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

Services will take place at the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy, Harrington, on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at noon.  Interment will take place immediately after the funeral at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro. A visitation for family and friends will take place at the funeral home on Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be payable to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington.  Visit us at to send flowers or sign condolence book.

 Service Information

August 3, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Funeral Service
August 4, 2017

12:00 PM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

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