Thelma Almarae Cook Roderick, age 92, of Athens, died peacefully, Saturday evening, January 23, 2021 with her family at her side.
A native of Monroe County and longtime resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Sherlin and Sarah Moses Cook. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, William Ross Roderick, on August 26, 1984. Also preceding her in death was a son, Jerry Roderick and wife, Jill; a daughter, Bernice Sneed and husband, Sam; grandson, Samuel Ross Sneed; granddaughter, Pamala Elaine Elliston; great- grandson, Avery Collins; 3 sisters, Imogene Moses, Anna Mae Moses and Gladys Biship, along with 2 brothers, Albert Junior Cook and Will Clarence Cook.
Thelma enjoyed her flower garden, always going to yard sales, and especially loved her family. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include a daughter Geraldean “Dean” Cline of Athens
Son Daryle Roderick and wife Carolyn of Athens
9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, including a special great-granddaughter, Aliyah Dean Collins
Brother, Fred Cook and wife, Virginia of Athens
Along with several nieces and nephews
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 27, 2021,from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Home with Brother Billy Burton officiating. Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery in Monroe County.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Tyler Roderick, Brandon Moses, Shawn Cline, Austin Cline, Aaron Owens and Cody Huston. Honorary pallbearers will be, Galvin Lingerfelt, Mike Cline, Lynn Collins and Adam Collins.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, face masks are recommended and social distancing practices will be observed.
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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Thelma Almarae Cook Roderick.
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