Obituary of Rudelle Richburg Eaddy
Rudelle Richburg Eaddy, 91, of West Columbia, SC, peacefully passed away with her daughter by her side in the morning hours of January 31, 2022, after a courageous battle with mixed Dementia, Vascular/Alzheimer’s.
She was born on July 8, 1930, in Clarendon County SC, to the late Julius Riff Richburg and Alice Estelle Hodge Richburg. She leaves behind two daughters, Miriam Williams (Ralph), and Sonya Williamson (Jim); eight grandchildren, Alice (Ed), Lauren, Nicholas (Aimee), Justin (Melissa), Trey, Britney (Taylor), Cameron (Heather), and Jimmy; sixteen great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jordan, Victoria, Sanders, Benjamin, Turner, Mason, Haley, Chase, Alyssa, Malachi, Liam, Charleigh, Lucas, Riggs, and Laura; two sisters, Mildred Richburg Tucker (Spartanburg, SC) and Mary Ellen Coker (Easley, SC) In addition to her parents, and several siblings, Rudelle was preceded in death by her devoted husband Heston A. Eaddy and her two sons, Bruce W. Eaddy and Aaron H. Eaddy.
Ms. Eaddy was a member at Westside Baptist Church West Columbia, SC over 62 years, she deeply loved her church family and spending time with them. Rudelle participated in many activities such as driving the church bus when her Sunday school class went on trips, cooking for church activities, visiting shut-ins, taking care of the nursery, and many more.
Rudelle was extraordinarily talented in many areas. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden, she had a green thumb and could make anything grow. Her yard was always full of beautiful blooming flowers. She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets, throws, and clothes for her dolls; many were gifts for friends and family. She loved having friends and family gather at her home to visit especially during the holidays. Christmas was always a big celebration at Rudelle’s home.
Rudelle was the person that would light up the room, she never met a stranger and viewed everyone as a friend. Never, would she turn down an opportunity to go shopping for a new outfit, visit the farmers market, and always had an appetite for Chinese food. Most of all, she loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Rudelle will be greatly missed and has left a lasting impression on everyone who knew her.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Eaddy will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, February 7, 2022 at Thompson Funeral Home, with burial in Southland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 until funeral time.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to those who were an enormous impact during Rudelle’s journey. Dr. William Crigler, Dr. John Mattei, Dr. Vlastimil Smetka, Deborah Cook, RN, Robin Brunson, RN, Michelle Joyner, RN, Karin Arlett, RN, Jackie Steck, Social Worker, Violet Grayson, CNA and Chaplin Chuck Byrd & the entire Amedisys Hospice Team.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that those desiring to make memorials please do so to the Alzheimer’s Association – Fight Alzheimer’s & Dementia – https://act.alz.org/donate
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