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“There are so many people we know that are passing from this life into eternity. It is still so hard to believe that you are gone. I know you are in...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Rene - Locust Grove, GA - sister

“I feel so lost today. I know you would have all of the right words to say. I love and miss you beyond belief. Ken should be there by now. You,...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Rene - Locust Grove, GA

“I check the website just to make sure it is true and there you are. It is so very hard to believe you are gone. ”
3 of 52 | Posted by: Rene' Swanson - locust grove, GA

“Words cannot be spoken about Rhonda! A very wonderful, caring and a super friend! My wife and I fell in love with her the first day we met her and...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Sharron & Larry Schlosser - AL

“Mr. tackett, So terribly sorry to learn of your wife's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 52 | Posted by: Wayne & Renee Farley (formerly McDonough Collision) - GA

“My precious sister, I love and miss you so much. I want to pick up the phone and call you but I know you will not be there. Thank you for your...Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: Rene Swanson - Locust Grove, GA

“I just learned of Rhonda's passing only moments ago and I am devastated by the news. I am so very sorry I did not attend the funeral service. I...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Lem Miller - Columbus, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your Aunt Rhonda was a very special person to you and she will be greatly missed by you and your family. ...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Diane Rado - Riverside, CA

“My thoughts are with you inthis time of sorrow. You are in my prayers. ”
9 of 52 | Posted by: Patsy Rosson - Mcdonough, GA

“Rhonda you are with the Lord now. RIP my friend. You will be missed. ”
10 of 52 | Posted by: Mark Miller - Newnan, GA - Friend

“Thoughts & Prayers are with the Family! God Bless you all! ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: Kathy Creamer - McDonough, GA

“WE WERE DEEPLY SADDEND TO HEAR OF RHONDA'S PASSING.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EVERYONE OF YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.MRS RHONDA WAS AN AMAZING...Read More »
12 of 52 | Posted by: sandie lee - mcdonough , GA

“Cliff, We all are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful wife. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family during...Read More »
13 of 52 | Posted by: Deonna Johnston - Locust Grove, GA

“Thinking of you Cliff and all the family, so very sorry for your loss David, Cheryl, DJ, Brittney and Piper ”
14 of 52 | Posted by: David and Cheryl Sexton - GA

“Cliff and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 52 | Posted by: Michael Murphy - Gainesville, GA

“May God comfort & give strength to all who loved Rhonda today and in the future. This is my prayer for you. Amen ”
16 of 52 | Posted by: Louann Carter Holcombe Covington

“Will always cherish the memories we have of working in Children's Church and AWANA's. You were truly such a special lady to be around. You will be...Read More »
17 of 52 | Posted by: David & Kate Williams - McDonough, GA

“A blessing to all who knew Her. Will be Missed by All I thank God, For the time we worked in statesboro, Ga. May God Bless all her family. M.T. Crosby ”
18 of 52 | Posted by: Michael T. Crosby - GA

“Rhonda, I have been blessed to know you Cliff and your whole family. Your love of life and enjoyment in it showed me to enjoy life life to the...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: Palmerin "Bear" Thomas - GA

“Rhonda, I always enjoyed laughing with you. ”
20 of 52 | Posted by: Lisa Chase - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“RHONDA I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH, WITH ALL YOUR JOKES, YOU WOULD TELL ME. YOU ALWAYS MADE MY DAY WHEN YOU WOULD COME SEE ME IN MCDONOUGH AT THE KROGER...Read More »
21 of 52 | Posted by: Rena Benefield - rex, GA

“Dear Rhonda's family, My heart is heavy in the loss of this very special lady. She and my sister, Karen, enjoyed being together so much. Rhonda was...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Beth Tarpley - Statesboro, GA

“We wanted to express our sincerest sympathy and sorrow at the homegoing of Rhonda. Your family is being lifted in prayer all over Fayette County. ...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: The Adams Family - Fayetteville, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray God's strength,peace, and comfort over each of you. We will all be reunited with Rhonda and our...Read More »
24 of 52 | Posted by: DeLisa Day Brown - Locust Grove, GA

“Cliff and Family, Please know that my heart is broken for all of you. Rhonda was a wonderful woman that I had the pleasure of knowing for a long...Read More »
25 of 52 | Posted by: Penny Ellerbee Schneider - GA

“My Dear Friend:My heart hurts and my prayers are with you and family. Your Sister was a wonderful person and Iam so happy that I knew her. God Bless...Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: Richard Hill - Alpharetta, GA

“Sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Smith Edenfield, former GSP 58th Trooper School. ”
27 of 52 | Posted by: Smith Edenfied - Swainsboro, GA

“To my dearest Friend Cliff, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always. The Marchant &...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Jacqueline Marchant-Boshears - GA

“Cliff and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lynn ”
29 of 52 | Posted by: Lynn Collier - Jackson, GA

“Aunt Rhonda, how will our family go on without you? You are such a big part of us. So many of my memories from my 30 years include you. You gave...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Stephanie Daino - McDonough, GA

“Praying for God's peace and comfort for you all. Love~Erica Dooley & Family ”
31 of 52 | Posted by: Erica Dooley - Covington, GA

“Cliff, Andy, Cody, Nikki, & family. I know the hurt you all are feeling & there are not enough I'm sorry's in the world to take away the pain and...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: Louise McAdams - Locust Grove, GA

“Cliff and family, I am so blessed to have gotten to know Rhonda and become closer to your family. She was such a sweet woman, and I will always...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: Christina Curtis - McDonough

“Rene & Family, my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to you and your entire Family and Friend's May GOD be with you all in this time of...Read More »
34 of 52 | Posted by: Fred Moore - Jackson, GA

“To Rene', Pam, Shirley, Cliff and family, know that Gina and I are saddened by the passing of Rhonda and offer up our prayers of comfort and strength...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Larry Earls - Zebulon, GA

“My God lift you and your family in his all mighty love and ease the pain during your time of grief. She will be greatly missed. ”
36 of 52 | Posted by: Leslie Lamberth - Cartersville, GA

“My dear friend Rene, my heart goes out to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your sister. I loved Rhonda. I will miss her smile and her...Read More »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Gina Gordy - Zebulon, GA - Friend

“There is no place to begin for all that we have shared. We have laughed so hard that we would cry and we have cried together too. I still cannot...Read More »
38 of 52 | Posted by: Karen Morris - Statesboro, GA

“I love you aunt Rhonda and missyu so much. ”
39 of 52 | Posted by: Christian Hughes - McDonough, GA

“Cliff and family, i am so sorry for your loss. my family and i are praying for your family at this time.if you need anything please let me know. ”
40 of 52 | Posted by: charmian schexnayder

“Cliff & Family, Chuck & I are so very sorry for the loss of Rhonda. She was a wonderful lady with such a sweet, sweet spirit about her. We are...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Sheri Standard - Locust Grove, GA

“Cliff & the entire Tackett family, At times like these it is difficult to see all the love that surrounds each and every one of you. We are here...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: Chris & Michelle Drinnen - GA

“I worked with Rhonda several years ago when she was pregnant (she was a trooper put on driver license detail) Rhonda was always so sweet, so...Read More »
43 of 52 | Posted by: Shirley Teems - Cartersville, GA

“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. May God Bless your family...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Carey Crosby - Quitman, GA

“I am deeply sadden by the loss of such a sweet, caring, giving, and beautiful women. Ms. Rhonda would do anything for anyone. I will never forget...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Blake Driver - McDonough, GA

“So sorry for the loss of our loved on. She will be greatly missed here on this earth. I know we will mwwt again but until then i pray a hedge of...Read More »
46 of 52 | Posted by: Sharon Spence - Locust Grove, GA

“To the Tackett Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Rhonda. She will be greatly missed. May God bless you all. ...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: billy exum - valdosta, GA

“Aunt Rhonda, thank you for being a great aunt to me. I am so happy for all of the fun things we did together. You bought me that Tommy Hawk...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: Christian Hughes - McDonough, GA

“My precious "middle" sister. It is unreal that you are gone. We are beside ourselves with what to do. We know that you are in Heaven with Daddy and...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Rene' Swanson - Locust Grove, GA

“To Rhonda's family. May God comfort and bless each of you and give you the strength to get through this trying time. Bruce Pickett.GSP/GBI retired ”
50 of 52 | Posted by: Bruce F Pickett - Atlanta, GA

“We are sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sgt Howard Youmans( retired State Patrol) and Patsy. ”
51 of 52 | Posted by: Howard & Patsy Youmans - GA

“We are so very sad for your loss and will continue to keep all of you in our prayers. Love, Smokey & Vickie ”
52 of 52 | Posted by: Robert and Vickie Cecil - NC


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Rhonda Bailey Tackett, 57, of Locust Grove, Ga passed away on January 19, 2013. Rhonda was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt.
Rhonda graduated from Southwest Dekalb High School in 1973 and shortly afterwards began her career with the Georgia Department of Public Safety. She worked in driver's services in Atlanta before moving to Statesboro, Georgia where she served as a Georgia State Patrol Radio Operator at Post 45 (Statesboro). Rhonda pursued her dream of being a Georgia State Trooper in 1983.and proudly served the citizens of Georgia in the metro Atlanta/Conyers area before retiring in 2001. She is survived by her loving husband, Cliff Tackett, sons, Andy and Cody Page, and daughter/best friend, Nikki Tackett, all of Locust Grove. She is preceded in death by her father, Charlie Bailey and leaves behind her precious mother, Shirley Bailey, Locust Grove, sister Pam Duval, Brooksville, Fl and sister Rene' Swanson, Locust Grove. Rhonda had several nieces and nephews, Jaime Duval and Jessie Hamilton of Brooksville, Fl., Stephanie Daino of McDonough, and Brittany Swanson of Locust Grove. She was also a devoted Great Aunt to Christian Hughes of McDonough, Hailey Duval, Leah Taylor, and Allie Hamilton of Brooksville, Fl. She cherished her time as "Mimi" to Brooklyn Swanson of Locust Grove and Jameson Daino of McDonough, and enjoyed spoiling them rotten. Rhonda enjoyed traveling, spending times with her family and had a "keen" sense for fashion. She enjoyed life to the fullest and had many close friends that she adored. She was a devout Christian and a member of Henry Baptist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Haistens Funeral Home from 6 pm - 8pm. The funeral will be held at Henry Baptist Church, Jodeco Road, McDonough, Ga on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Archie Norman officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, Ga.

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