Heidi LaVera Rhodes

March 1, 1959 - January 24, 2023
Heidi LaVera Rhodes

Gifts & Memorial Donations

Heidi LaVera Rhodes of Hendersonville, NC was welcomed into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ early Tuesday morning, January 24, 2023, after an extended illness.

She was born on Sunday, March 1, 1959, in Asheville, NC to Troy F. and Julia (Owenby) Rhodes.

Heidi was a very special young lady with beautiful innocent eyes, sneaky grin and she loved to give special hugs to her family and friends.  Her favorite thing to do was to say the blessing at dinner over the many years and fondly enjoyed keeping her family in line.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted mother, Julia Rhodes of Hendersonville and two brothers, Freddie Rhodes and Lisa and Ricky Rhodes and Trina; two sisters, Paula Klumpp and Fred and Pam Cairnes and Jim all of Henderson County.  She will also be missed by her many aunts and uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her beloved father, Troy who died, January 29, 1999, she is preceded in death by her sister-law, Phyllis Rhodes.

The family will gather together to celebrate, Heidi’s extraordinary life at a graveside service to be eleven o’clock Friday morning, January 27, 2023, at the Edneyville United Methodist Church Cemetery, 799 Bearwallow Road, Hendersonville, NC with Rev. Curtis Pace officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Heidi life to the Special Olympics, 40 Preston Lane, East Flat Rock, NC 28726 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family wishes to thank the RHA Family for the loving care they have given to Heidi over these many years.

Heidi will be forever missed by her loving and devoted mother, brothers, sisters, family and many dear friends.

May God Grant Her Eternal Rest.

Arrangements are in the care of Shuler Funeral Home. 125 Orr’s Camp Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828.693.5220.


Graveside Service

Friday, January 27, 2023
11:00 AM

Edneyville United Methodist Church Cemetery - Directions
799 Bearwallow Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 30, 2023
    DEBORAH TESSLER says:
    My late husband Jack Crowder and I were live-in managers at the Henderson Co Sheltered Workshop group home when Heidi was a resident there from 1977 to late 1979. Heidi was, without a doubt, one of the sweetest of our residents, and she always made us smile with her innocent love of everybody. She loved going to church at First Baptist, and especially enjoyed the attention she received from the folks there. No doubt that little soul of hers is now in the presence of our Lord.

  • January 27, 2023
    John Hally says:
    I met Heidi when I was an Administrator at RHA and remember her as beautiful person with a kind personality and a warm smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. She is now amongst the angels.

  • January 26, 2023
    Rene says:
    Heidi was a patient of mine at the lab and she always gave me hugs after I drew her blood. Such a sweet soul. Many prayers for the family