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Rhoda Daniels Quarles went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2019.

Born in Savannah on June 2, 1924 to the Reverend Milton F. and Mrs. Rhoda I. Daniels, Rhoda spent her entire adulthood in Miami, Florida and passed away at her beloved Miami home.

She is survived by her four children, Mary Nelson (David) O’Dowd, Julian (Alice), William (Lorraine) and Stephen (Kristi); her sister, Nan Harrison; seven grand-children, Christopher, William, Michael, Daniel, Erin, Craig and Jonah; one great grandchild, Julian Christopher Quarles; four nieces, and many cousins.

In addition to her parents, Rhoda was predeceased by her brother, Milton Daniels.

The funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, January 11, 2019 at the graveside, Hillcrest Abbey – East, in Savannah, Georgia, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Terry L. Johnson. She will be laid to rest next to her parents.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Toccoa Falls College at: Toccoa Falls College Schlorship Fund, 107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls GA 30598 via

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  1. Stacey Wadle says:

    I am sorry to hear about Rhoda’s passing. I enjoyed many UMW events at her home. It was a blessing to have met her.

  2. Linda Russin says:

    Prayers go out to you, Mary Nell, and family.

  3. Carolyn Lindgren says:

    My sympathy and prayers to her family and loved ones. I always enjoyed sharing with her at our Serendipity class at the Kendall UNited Methodist Church in Miami! She was a loving special person.

  4. Olena Childs says:

    The time that I have spent taking care of Rhoda have been the most joyous times. I know that I will not find someone like her again, so happy, so motivating, in good times and in bad times she was drawing a smile and there to support me. Words really can’t express the love I had for her. Sending my condolences to her family she is truly an angel that will be missed❤️

  5. linda hale Leta says:

    I went to visit Rhoda in April only to find she has passed away,Iam sorry for your loss, your Mom was an inspiration to anyone who met her, always thinking of her family, a hard worker, very thrifty and God fearing always,she was easy to admire, she also expected a lot from you too she loved her home and her children, she was usually working on some project at the house,I remember we went to Thomasville,Ga. to deliver a family table to her brother, just so that it stayed in the family ,She had very strong morals, early riser always busy, resolute, very much missed.

  6. Kathryn Urrely says:

    I had the distinguished honor of helping Rhoda during her hip surgery. She was a warm, and funny person. We laughed a lot and even shared a few tears. Rhoda was quite resourceful. We had attended the same Church, Granada Presbyterian way back in the 90’s, and then I received a call that she had broken her hip, many years later and was asked to step in.
    When I saw saw her in the mid 2000’s, I was stunned at her frail appearance, and she told me she was bitten by some kind of snake, and I told her I need to have that snake bite me! “No,” she exclaimed, “ I nearly died!” I’m still kicking myself for not writing down the name of that snake! Rhoda always enjoyed Christian Fellowship. Looking back on my time with her, I learned countless lessons about life, that we may give a facade of being strong, but we are all “Fragile” and need to be handled with care, I will always be grateful to her for that.
    Rhoda was one of the few volunteers, who was invited to Tallahassee on Jeb Bush’s private plane for Governorship. She endured many hardships, and never gave up . The older we get, the more crazier this World gets, we long for a perfect World.. Thankful that Rhoda crossed over, and will never know suffering, pain, or being misunderstood ever again, May God bless Rhoda’s entire family.

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