In Memory

Rita Threlkeld (Rudisill)

Rita Threlkeld (Rudisill)

Published in Gaston Gazette on February 16, 2012


Rita Rudisill

DALEVILLE, Va. - Rita Ann Rudisill, 70, passed away Feb. 13, 2012.

She was born June 15, 1941, in Gastonia, to the late Guy H. Threlkeld Sr, and Gladys Jones of Gastonia. Rita graduated from Frank L. Ashley High School in 1959. She and her family moved to Virginia in 1975. Rita retired in 2007 from Botetourt General District Court in Fincastle, VA.

Rita is survived by husband Jeff; son Jeff Rudisill Jr. and wife Michelle, of Forest, VA; daughter Susan Mitchell and husband Russ, of London, England; daughter Julie Lillard and husband Rick, of Apex, NC; brother Guy Threlkeld Jr and wife Ree of Gas-tonia, NC; niece Susie Threlkeld Hilton and husband Jake of Belmont, NC; and special friend Wanda Mitchell of Daleville, VA. Also 8 grandchildren: Ragan and Lauren Rudisill, Forest, VA; Kevin, David, and Carly Mitchell, London, England; and Abby, Emma, and Jack Lillard, Apex, NC; one great-grandson: Bennett Rudisill, Forest, VA.

Rita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She lived by the highest standards, passing through life in a quiet, gentle, and unassuming way. Her love of family, and the kindness and unselfishness she extended to all, will keep her memory alive with those whose lives she touched.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Blue Ridge Oncology Center, Salem, VA, and the Oncology and MICU Units of Lewis Gale Hospital. A special thanks to Oncologist Dr. Mark Kochenderfer for his care, compassion, and concern for Rita and her family.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rader Funeral Home (540-992-1212) in Daleville, VA.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service, and a social with light refreshments provided by the Roanoker
Restaurant will follow the service.
Published in Gaston Gazette on February 16, 2012