Rhoda Bethea Thomas

Rhoda Bethea Thomas (Mann)

Tuesday, October 7th, 1947 - Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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Rhoda was highly involved in volunteer work with the Passaic Board of Education. She participated in parent involvement programs and activities through the mandate of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.This led to recognition on local, state, and national levels of active participation for parent volunteers. As such, Rhoda was a member of the National Coalition of the Title I Parent Organization, member of the ESEA Title I State Parent Advisory Council, and a volunteer with the Passaic Title I District Parent Advisory Council. She also participated heavily in the Parent Teacher Collaborative Program that encouraged parents to volunteer within the school district.

After some years, Rhoda's involvement as a volunteer led to employment with Passaic Public Schools as a paraprofessional. She later transitioned into a new role as School Parent Liaison to continue involving parents in the educational process.

Notably, Rhoda was a champion of making sure African American children enjoyed the same opportunities as other groups. As such, she helped plan a district-wide African American Talent Show where students, staff, church, and community organizations placed their talents on display for the community to enjoy.

Rhoda's powerful voice could not be denied as she unselfishly served as an advocate for children, parents and families in the city of Passaic. She was a Member of Mt. Pilgrim MBC Passaic where she a member of the Usher Board

She is survived by

2 daughters

Robtitia Mann Newark, NJ
Tracy Mann Passaic NJ

1 sister
Robin Mann Paterson

former Husband
Ronald Thomas Delaware

6 grands
15 great grands

predeceased by
her parents

Barry Mann

1st Husband
Wendell Bethea
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 |
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021


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Ella Jackson

Posted at 02:39pm
May one of my best friend S.I.P. You will truly be miss my loving friend. My prayers go out to your beautiful Daughters and Grands. Ella Jackson and family

Deborah Andersen and Family

Posted at 04:54pm
Dear family, Words can't describe how sorry I am at this loss. Please accept my deepest condolences., you're in my prayers. Rhonda, you will truly be missed but never forgotten. ❤ ❤ ❤. Rest in peace cousin. Love forever ❤ ❤ ❤

Annette Dean Posted at 07:11am

Dear Family, My Deepest Condolences to each of you,Daughters we go way back,since the days in school #8,and on,Rhoda,will be greatly missed! I'm Praying for you,all.Love always, Annette Dean and family.

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