Rhodie T. Shervington
Rhodie Shervington, 99, of Hilton Head Island, SC died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Preston Health Center. She was born April 21, 1917 in St. Matthews, South Carolina.
Rhodie attended South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. She later moved to New York City where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a Master of Arts degree from the College of the City of New York. She also received a degree in Master of Library Science from St. John’s University.
Rhodie worked in the Children’s Division of the Social Services Department of New York City for two years. She also worked for the New York City Board of Education for many years, as a classroom teacher, a library teacher and manager of a school library.
Rhodie received several certificates and recognition honors from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. for her many years of dedicated service. She served as chairperson of the Teach-A-Rama and the Amenities Committees on the regional level. Rhodie also received many certificates, a service pin, a plaque and a scroll from Beta Epsilon Chapter. She held several offices in the Beta Epsilon Chapter including: 3rd Anti Basileus, 1st Anti Basileus, Executive Advisor, Member at-large and Dean of Pledges. She became a life member of the Sorority in 1993.
Rhodie is affiliated with Bethel A.M.E. Church in St. Matthew’s, SC and the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and managing her investment portfolio.
Rhodie is survived by her sister, Doris H. Wood; two nephews, William D. Wood, III and Thomas E. Hampton, II; three nieces, D’Letter Shumate, Phyllis Hampton and Lark Morrison and cousins, Richard and Grace Bulls and Shirley Scott.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 19 at 1 PM at Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 114 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC. Burial will be Thursday at 1 pm at Bethel A.M.E. Church Cemetery in St. Matthews, SC. Donations may be made to The Children’s Center, 8 Natures Way, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926.
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