Rhonda Colley

Rhonda G. Colley (Gilbert)

Wednesday, July 1st, 1953 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Gray, TN- Rhonda G. Colley, age 67 of Gray Station Road, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at her home. Born in Louisville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Harold Lee and Margaret Standifer Gilbert. She was a teacher in the Buchanan County School System and was a member of Sandlick Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sibling, Dana Hayes.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Colley, a daughter, Brittany (Derek) Malcolm of Bristol, TN, step-daughter, Shawna G. (Charles) Zimmerman of Rincon, GA, step-son, Sean (Zulma) Colley of Midland, GA, adopted daughter, Ruby Tran of Fountain Valley, CA, grandchildren, Luis Colley, Adreanna Colley, Isabella Colley and Dalton Zimmerman, a sister, Myra Fox of Hixon, TN.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Sandlick Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Cummings officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Pallbearers will be Robbie Colley, Luis Colley, Derek Malcolm and Charles Zimmerman. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday prior to funeral services at 7:00. Online condolences may be sent to www.haysifuneral.com Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 7:00pm
    Sandlick Presbyterian Church
    Sandlick Road
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    Pastor David Cummings
  • Interment

    Mountain Home Veterans Cemetery
    Johnson City
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    Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday


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Lynn Gilbert

Posted at 03:33am
So sorry to hear of her passing. She was my high school government teacher & forensics coach. She was a funny, classy beautiful person, inside and out! May she Rest In Peace

Sue Scanlon

Posted at 08:45pm
Larry, so sorry for your loss. Rhonda was a classy lady. You and all the family are in my thoughts. Love you, Sue

Myra Gilbert Fox

Posted at 12:35pm
Thanks to all who shared their memories of the impact Rhonda had on their lives. Reading these tributes from my sister’s former students, classmates, and friends makes my heart burst with pride. She loved life and lived it to the fullest, even when her body began to fail her. She never stopped being the cheerleader, the teacher, the mentor. She missed her students after she retired.
As a sister, Rhonda was the same person she was on the job, in the home and everywhere else. She was loving, giving, honest, tough, encouraging, hilarious, challenging, inspiring, festive, and faithful. To say she had a big impact on my life would be an understatement. She was the perfect big sister, and loved my kids as her own. We can’t overstate what an enormous loss this is for our family, especially for the love of her life - Larry. We are grateful for your prayers, and ask God’s blessings to be upon you as you have blessed us with these tributes.


Posted at 11:09pm
Mrs Colley was such a wonderful teacher I shall never forget her kindness and encouragement.
She definitely made a memorable impression on me.
Prayers to the family.
Rev. Phillip Cook
GSHS Class of 1977


Posted at 10:31pm
May the love which comes from the memories of your dearly departed comfort you now and in the days ahead. Praying for your family during this time.
- Daniel and Jessica Singley

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