Rhode Tyrone, Sr.

RT2Rhode Tyrone Sr. of Kenedy, TX, born on July 9, 1924 to Lawrence and Mozetta (Grant) Tyrone in Straton, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the age of 92. Mr. Tyrone is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Tyrone, Sr., his mother, Mozetta Grant, six (6) brothers: Curtis Tyrone Sr., Sylvester Tyrone, Charlie Reed, Milton Tyrone, Ben Ernest Tyrone Sr., Lawrence Tyrone Jr. and one (1) sister, Mae Katherine Brown.  He leaves a legacy of family members behind, being survived by his wife of 67 years, Willie Mae (Banks) Tyrone; two (2) sons: Rhode Tyrone Jr. – Kenedy, Texas and Lawrence [Gabriela] Tyrone – Skidmore, Texas; and a daughter: Linda Tyrone-Williams – Kenedy, Texas; seven (7) grandchildren: Laveena Tyrone, Laniece Watts, Diamond Alexander, Ronel Alexander, Jazmine Tyrone, Daniel Tyrone and Jo Anna Tyrone; seven (7) great-grandchildren: Jamarcus Tyrone, Destiny Jarvis, DeVaundre Wesley, Christan Henderson, Damion Wesley, Daisharae Pittman, and D’Yionna Pittman; one (1) brother: Willie [Shirley] Reed – Detroit Michigan; four (4) sisters: Mildred Groce – Dallas Texas, Cleola Kizzee – Waller, Texas, Leola Gross – Dallas Texas,  and Mozetta “Gracie” Ellison – Houston, Texas; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.  Visitation was held on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 3pm to 8pm at Eckols Chapel.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10am with Chaplain Lydia Vallejo officiating.  Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Rhode Tyrone Jr., Lawrence Tyrone, Laniece Watts, Jamarcus Tyrone, Willie Pleasant, DeVaundre Wesley, and Damion Wesley.