On Friday, November 10, 2017, Rhoda M. Peck, nee Reading, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. Rhoda was born on November 27, 1939 in Granite City, IL. Rhoda will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 55 years and best friend Norman Thomas Peck. Her precious children, Keith (Jennifer) Peck of Granite City, IL, Tina (John) James of Granite City, IL, Greg (Kelly) Peck of Maryville, IL, and by her brother, Wayne (Maureen) Reading of California. Rhoda was blessed to have five grandchildren, Misty (Paul) Bridges, Jacob (Holly Hurst) Peck, Katelyn Peck, Sarah Peck, and Ashley Peck. And one great granddaughter, Mackinzey Bridges. Step grandchildren, Johnny James, and Shannon (Mike) O’Neill, and step great grandchildren, Sierra, Rylee, Michael Jr. and Johnny Jr. And many extended family and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nancy, nee Herndon, Reading; and sister, Barbara Hinson.
Rhoda was a data entry clerk with Edison Brothers in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in west Granite for many years.
Rhoda spent many hours at the Community Care Center of Granite City. She enjoyed helping others by filling food orders for those in time of need. She was a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen when needed, and words of wisdom and encouragement for a better life.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: A celebration of her life will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the funeral home, with Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, Ill.
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