Life is good.
  • 87 years old
  • Born on December 25, 1927 in Busy, Kentucky, United States.
  • Passed away on June 11, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Elbert Rhodes, 87, born on December 25, 1927 and passed away on June 11, 2015. We will remember him forever.  He was a friend to all those whom he met.

Elbert “Bert” Rhodes, 87, a native of Busy, Kentucky and a resident of Houma, Louisiana and Knoxville, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Knoxville.  

Bert was a Navy veteran and graduate of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Norma Duplantis Rhodes who passed away on January 4, 1990. They were joined in marriage at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houma, Louisiana on November 23, 1957. He was also preceded by his father, Horace Rhodes, his mother, Opal Rhodes, and his brother Edward “Ed” Rhodes. 

He is survived by his two daughters; Elizabeth Rhodes Dominique of Gainesville, Virginia and Monique Rhodes of Hammond, Louisiana; his son-in-law retired Army Major Dean Dominique; five grandchildren, Taylor Dominique, Nicholas Dominique, Alessandro Cocito, Silvio Cocito, and Gianluca Cocito; and two sisters, Telvis “Ted” Miracle of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Wauneth “Waun” Forester of Harlan, Kentucky. 

He will be laid to rest with military honors next to his loving wife, Norma, at the Saint Ann Cemetery in Bourg, Louisiana on August 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m..


Posted by Anna Himel on 25th December 2016
Still thinking about him. Thanks
Posted by Anna Himel on 11th June 2016
I can't believe a year has passed since Bert died. He was such a good friend both to me and my husband. We can never forget him and know he is with Mrs Norma once more
Posted by Jerrie Fitzgerald on 23rd June 2015
Elizabeth and Monique, Remembering your dad fondly as my neighbor on Tutty Loop...he'd be all dressed up in a crisp white shirt & dress slacks coming from his office. I would be walking my two Beardies and we'd chat and banter back and forth. We'd kid about that cold Scotch over the rocks that I was going to enjoy... Missed him when he moved, but always hoped he was doing well. May he rest in peace and I'll see him again in those Heavenly realms. Jerrie & Gordon Fitzgerald
Posted by Kirby Verret on 22nd June 2015
I will never forget such a special man. He was friend and boss, a true competitor, and he taught me many lessons in life. He always showed me the picture of his grandmother on a horse and would pick at me, and say," she was a "real Indian." I enjoyed trips with Mr. Bert and Miss Norma and how Miss Norma would say, "oh, Bert." WE were in Houston for a big convention in Houston years ago, but they could not find my reservation. Bert says to the man behind the desk, " reservation? this man is an Indian I expect him to have a reservation." The man says, " Yes, sir, yes sir." WE worked hard and had great times. He told me a lot of stories about perseverance HE WENT THROUGH HIS LIFE, it blessed my life.
Posted by Anna Himel on 22nd June 2015
I forgot to add he was proud of his "son in law, Dean" My prayers are with you
Posted by Anna Himel on 22nd June 2015
Elizabeth and Dean, I remember Bert fondly as he visited our office on many occasions. He was a good story teller but always told the story exactly the same way. He was an educated man and always nice to hear his stories. He even brought the picture of his grandmother so I could see his grandmother, the "midwife". I will always remember him, I was so glad you posted his death in the paper because I would always as Mr. Jim Hebert about him but had seen Jim in a while. Thank you for letting us know about him . I will never forget him
Posted by Liz, Dean, Taylor, And Ni... on 16th June 2015
Rest in peace Mr. Bert. Life was good. We love and miss you.

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