Wilma “Willie” Lee Rhode, of Dade City, passed away on April 13, 2020 at her home. She was a flight attendant for National Airlines and Pan American Airlines in Miami for 30 plus years. She loved horses her whole life and she raised and showed Arabians for many years. She and her husband moved to Dade City, from Miami, in 1988.
Willie was born on July 28, 1939 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She grew up in Grand Junction, Michigan. She was a devoted wife, sister, and step-mother.
She was preceded in death by her father, David W. Mooy and mother, Pauline E. Mooy; grandparents, William and Olga Mooy and James and Cora Erkenbeck.
Willie is survived by her husband, H.W. “Dusty” Rhode; sisters, Carole Mooy (Jim Wellington) of Michigan and Kathryn Dickerson (Jim) or Arkansas; stepchildren, Gary Rhode of Florida, Kim Freeman of South Carolina, and Todd Rhode of Florida; step-grandchildren, Lydia Morrow, Douglas Freeman and Lockwood Freeman of South Carolina and Kyle Rhode of Florida. Also survived by special cousin, Leslie Zillman and many other cousins and friends.
She and Dusty were members of First United Methodist church of Dade City. The family was helped by Michels and Lundquist funeral home in New Port Richey, Florida. Interment in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, no services are to be held.