Mother Ellen Lucile Rhodes Satterwhite, 83, of Dalton, and formerly of Chicago, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center.
She was a member of Corinthian Church of God in Christ in Chicago and Greater St. James Overcoming Church of God in Dalton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron Rhodes and Aloe Alexander; husband, Elder Ralph Satterwhite Sr.; son, Bobby Satterwhite Sr.; stepson, Ralph Satterwhite Jr.; stepdaughter, Della Burks; brothers, Jimmy, Tommy, Elbert, Fred, Johnny, Claude Rhodes; sisters, Katherine Rhodes, Olean Quarles and Mozell Cornish.
Survivors are her brother, William (Carolyn) Rhodes; adopted daughter, Lavett Satterwhite; stepdaughters, Inez Branson, Mary Stearns; daughter-in-law, Ernestine Tillis; two grandchildren that she raised as her own, Angelitta Satterwhite, Bobby (Mary) Satterwhite; grandson, Robert Satterwhite; granddaughter, LaToya Satterwhite; great-grandchildren, Bobby Satterwhite III, Amanda, Johnathan, Caroline, Teagan Satterwhite; great-great-grandchildren, Alexa, Robert, Macaiya, Camron, Cardell, Breiyanna and Marcus Satterwhite; stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, stepgreat-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Minnie Rhodes; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, foster daughters, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of life is today at 2 p.m. at Greater St. James Overcoming Church of God with Dr. Bishop Nicky P. Starling and other ministers officiating.
The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening.
Condolences may be sent to the family and the online guest book signed at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.
Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton.