Ronda Lee Bagwell Thurmond

Born: Tue., Jan. 25, 1949
Died: Thu., Nov. 23, 2006

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Ronda Lee Bagwell Thurmond, age 57, of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, November 23, 2006 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Jackson County on January 25, 1949 to the late Joe Bagwell and Sallie Mae Whitehead Bagwell. Ronda was a 1967 graduate of Commerce High School where she was a cheerleader. In 1969 she graduated from Young Harris College and then graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in early childhood education. She moved to Florida and taught Special Education for 13 years in the public school system. Later she graduated from Piedmont College with a masters degree. For 22 years, until March 5, 2006, she was a kindergarten school teacher. She spent most of that time at Greensboro Elementary School. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy R. Thurmond, of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Melanie Burt of Greensboro, GA and Angela Ellington of Athens, GA; a son, Jim Thurmond of Greensboro, GA; three brothers, Merrill H. Bagwell of Commerce, GA, Joe Neal Bagwell of Cummins, GA and Steven W. Bagwell of Commerce, GA; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greensboro Elementary School Gymnasium with The Rev. D. Geoffrey Taylor and Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. The family requests that any memorials be made in memory of Ronda B. Thurmond to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605 or VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 150 Ben Burton Road, Bogart, GA 30622. The family will receive friends at their home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Ashley Davis Waldrep
   Posted Fri November 24, 2006
Dear Family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of such a great person. I had here as my kindergarten teacher and I have always loved her since. my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sadness. May the Lord bless the whole family.

Alica,Steve,Amber and Eric Young
   Posted Sun November 26, 2006
A true teacher; Rhonda touched lives of both my children Amber and Eric. She will never be forgotten.

Chris Garcia.
   Posted Sun November 26, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will go with you in the days ahead.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Sun November 26, 2006
Mel, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Just know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers here in Kentucky. Hope to see you over Christmas. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert Holliday

Gail [Benton] Stinson
   Posted Mon November 27, 2006
What a great friend we have all lost. Sharing in your loss. I hold many special memories growing up with this very special friend. Will miss you very much.

Denise
   Posted Tue December 05, 2006
I am sorry to read about the passing of your love one. I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends. When the enemy death strikes our grief can be great. It is at times like this that we need comfort and support whether we are acquainted or not. I pray that the Father of tender mercies, the God of all Comfort, comfort and sustain the family and friends during their time of deep sorrow. May you also find comfort in the scriptures found at Isaiah 33:24, here Almighty God promises in the near future that: no resident will say I am sick.” Yes, hold on to the wonderful memories that you have, for your beloved one will not be forgotten by you or our Heavenly Father Jehovah, for He has also promise the ‘resurrection’. Everything that Almighty God promises will come true, for it is impossible for him to lie. (Acts 24:15, John 5: 28 & 29, Hebrews 6:18). Once again, you have my sincere condolences. For additional information concerning this subject visit www.watchtower.org

Phyllis Baker
   Posted Sat December 09, 2006
Dear Family - It was with great sadness that I learned of Ronda's passing. Hard to believe I saw her only a couple of months ago at another friends wake. She was in good spirits and I was so pleased that I got to visit with her before moving to WV. She was one of the most genuine people that I was fortunate to meet upon first moving to Greensboro and my son was fortunate enough to have had her as his Kindergarten teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most sorrowful time.

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Mon December 18, 2006
Thinking of you and family daily. All our love, David and Teresa