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Retha Joyce Cordell

July 14, 1929 — August 21, 2023

Easley, SC

 

Retha Joyce Cordell passed away on August 21, 2023. She was a kind-hearted lady who was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. Her life was marked by her strong faith and dedication to her family and community.

 

Dedicated to her faith, Retha found solace in the church community. She actively

volunteered at First Baptist of Frostproof in Frostproof, FL and Lake Hills Baptist

Church in Enka Village, NC. Retha’s benevolent spirit and commitment made a

lasting impact on those around her. Aside from her devotion to family and church, Retha cultivated several hobbies and interests. She thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with loved ones as well as traveling.

 

One of Retha’s proudest accomplishments was being a loving mother and

grandmother. Left to cherish Retha’s many memories are her son, Randall Cordell

(Michelle); along with her daughter, Cheryl Wilkins, brought immeasurable joy to

her life. Retha had a special bond with her grandchildren, Leigha Cordell, Corky

Scott Cordell (Jola), Mahalie Miller (Brandon); as well as her great-grandchildren

Noah Miller, Mason Miller, Emma Miller, Ella Cordell, Sophia Cordell; a daughter-

in-law, Louise Cordell; brother-in-law Bill Cordell (Joyce). Retha cherished her family and maintained close relationships throughout her life.

 

Retha was born on July 14, 1929, in Jackson, TN to the late John Ashley and the

late Noreen Harris Ashley. Also preceding her in death are her sisters, Johnnie Williamson and Doris Bartels; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Johnson and Betty

McMahan; her late husband, Robert L Cordell, Sr. and son Robert L Cordell, Jr.

 

To honor the memory of Retha Joyce Cordell, visitation will be held at Lake Hills

Baptist Church on Friday, August 25th from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM. This will be followed by a Funeral Service at the same location from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The interment will take place on Saturday, August 26th at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Asheville, NC, starting at 11:00 AM.

 

Retha Joyce Cordell has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew her. Her generosity, warm heart, and unwavering faith will remain an inspiration to all who had the privilege of crossing paths with her. May she rest in eternal peace as her spirit continues to live on in our cherished memories.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, August 25, 2023

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Lake Hills Baptist Church

370 Lake Dr., Enka Village, NC 28715

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 25, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lake Hills Baptist Church

370 Lake Dr., Enka Village, NC 28715

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Interment

Saturday, August 26, 2023

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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