Reka (Ricky)Remon Rhodes
August 25,1967-January 11,2023
Brother Reka(Ricky) Remon Rhodes-55 was born on August 25,1967 in Augusta, GA to the late Carl Sr.
and Christine Rhodes. He was the youngest of 6 children, two brothers, Sam(Cheryl) Rhodes, Kenneth
Rhodes Sr., and one Sister, Debra A. Scarboro, his loving mother-in-law, Rosa Cook, 4 sister-in-laws,
Vivian McDonald, Miriam Cook and Debra Cook and Darlene Cook and 3 Brother-in-laws, James Cook, Sr.
, Stanley Cook and Wayne Cook proceeded him in death.
At an early age, he joined the Ditch Pond Baptist Church and later after marriage joined the New Light
Missionary Baptist Church. He attended school in the Screven County School System until he began his
career as a Professional Truck Driver at the tender age of 16. He had many trades and talents. He was a
Heavy Equipment Operator, Forklift Operator and an all-out Mechanic. Reka was indeed the family baby
as he spent much of his youth in the presence of his many nephews and nieces for whom he loved
dearly playing the role of both Uncle and older Brother. He met his loving wife Valerie, at a truck stop in
Jacksonville, FL spending many dollars on fudge rounds and coca colas trying to get her attention. He
eventually won her attention and they joined in Holy Matrimony on March 25,1999 and have shared 23
loving years together. Not only did they share years as husband and wife, they also shared time
performing the same career as team drivers.
He leaves to mourn in his passing his loving and devoted wife, Valerie C. Rhodes, three daughters,
Lakevia Kirkland(Sylvania GA), Jeanna Gunter(Savannah GA), Francesca Gunter(Sarasota, FL), one Son,
Brian(Sasha) Gunter Sr.(Palm Coast, FL), 1 brother, Carl (Joanne) Rhodes Jr, one sister, Brenda Rhodes
Cooper, one brother-in-law, Reverend Larry W. Scarboro, three sister-in-laws, Wanda Rhodes(Sylvania
GA), Della Reese (Seville FL),Rosetta Cook (Crescent City FL), 5 grandchildren, Brian S. Gunter Jr, Deondra
Gunter, Damiyah Kirkland, Trevarian M Carter and Skylar Gunter and a host of nieces, nephews and
Reka was a man who loved his family and children. Although standing tall in statue he was always
humble and lived as joyful as possible. There was never a dull moment in his presence as he often
shared a big smile and a good laugh. He will be truly missed by those who loved him most.
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