Alene Brown Rhodes

Published 7:39 am Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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We are celebrating the life of Alene Brown Rhodes who passed away May 26, 2022 peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones.

Alene was born September 1, 1927 in Bertie County to Rupert Brown and Nova Lowe.  She graduated high school, worked as a telephone operator, and then met her husband, Carl Peace Rhodes, and raised two children: Nova Carlene and Carl Timothy Rhodes. She was married and lived in Chesapeake, VA for almost forty years.

After the death of her husband in 1989, Alene moved to Houston, TX to help raise Carlene and Greg Lewis’ children, Carla Elena and Christy Rhodes Lewis.

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After the death of her daughter in 2006, she moved to Southern Shores, NC to be near Tim’s children, Georgia Winn, Andrea Brooke, and Jessi Louise Rhodes.

Alene was the last survivor of eight siblings and is survived by her son, Tim; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She was an active member of many churches over the years and donated generously to the American Cancer Society. There are no formal plans for services at this time. In lieu for flowers, donations in Alene’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please visit to contribute and share condolences with the family. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.