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Rhonda Sibley Hudspeth, 55, of Center, passed from this life to the next, Friday, January 4, 2019, at Christus Highland Medical Clinic with her hand held tight to her husband Ryan’s and her eyes fixed wide on the Glory of her Lord.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.

Rhonda was born May 25, 1963, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to James Benton Sibley and Susan Bland Sibley. She grew up in the bustling city of Stanley, Louisiana. If you don’t know where that is, it’s just up the way from the Roberts Road past Stanley High School, where she graduated in the top 17 in her class, which included about 17.

She was one of six siblings who grew up learning the value of hard work and love for others from both of their parents. Values that were evident by her and Ryan’s ability to help see their 3 children all the way through college and into the careers that will no doubt help shape and save lives for years to come in the fields of education and medicine.

She married the love of her life, Ryan, on March 31, 1991. They had 28 wonderful years together. In that time, she had many wonderful experiences, adventures, and joys in her life. The greatest possibly being time spent at home with her granddaughters, Lively, Ariella, and Selah.

Time was cut short by her battle with cancer, or as she called it, Bacteria, but for those here who are left for the moment with those fond memories know that time will be restored when we see her again on the shores of Glory.

She is survived by her husband, Ryan Glenn Hudspeth of Center, Texas; daughters, Shelby Wheeler and husband, Nic of Center, Texas, Darby Hudspeth of Center, Texas, Rylee Hudspeth of Center, Texas; granddaughters, Lively Hope Wheeler, Ariella Faith Wheeler, Selah Grace Wheeler; mother, Susan Bland Sibley of Stanley, Louisiana; brother, James Benton Sibley Jr. and wife Jessie of Dubach, Louisiana; sisters, Jackie Sevulvado and husband Dago of Joaquin, Texas, Penny Shepard of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Anita Dockens and husband Kevin of Center, Texas; Billie Jo Timmons and husband Eugene of Longstreet, Louisiana; Granny Loyce; father and mother-in-law, Jessie and Sandy Hudspeth of Center, Texas; brother-in-law, Robbie Hudspeth and wife Sheri of Milam, Texas; sistersin-law, Jessica Cordray and husband Glenn of Center, Texas, Starla Hall and husband Dale of Center, Texas, Ona Hudspeth of Center, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; a host of many more family and friends.

Preceded in death by her father, James Benton Sibley Sr.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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