Deceased Information


    Rhoda Evans Shapiro

  • AGE



    Tuesday, May 23, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, May 24, 2023


    1:00 PM





    Rhoda Evans Shapiro was the youngest of five siblings born to Eva and Morris Evans.  Her family moved from Brooklyn to Sparta, TN when she was young and she was that great rare combination of nice Jewish girl and country girl.  She graduated from Vanderbilt, lived in Los Angeles for a short time, and then moved back South where she met and married Gerald Shapiro.   She was a social worker for Dekalb County family children services for 40+ years while raising two sons, Maury and Ross.  She was a fantastic mother who lead by her examples of kindness, caring, wit, good humor calm, never complaining, being self-assured, and being the rock that friends and family turned to. 

    Her marriage to Gerald was one for the ages and admired by all.   Their parenting-by-example included never missing any activity their sons participated in from childhood, teenage years, and well into adulthood.  When they showed up at Ross' rock shows, they were obviously somebody's parents and were given the royal treatment by doormen and groupies.  They traveled the country and the world together and never sat at home.  When three grandsons came, they started over with babysitting , T-ball, pre-school events and on and on through college and beyond.  They simply never missed an event.

    Although Rhoda's physical health declined over the last few years, she never lost her sense of humor or being good humored.  She continued to understand (and dish out) the family language of sarcasm.  She continued to tell her wonderful caregivers Thank You every time they did anything for her.  She rarely complained even when her physical situation was bad. 

    Rhoda was predeceased by her her husband Gerald and son Ross.  She is survived by son Maury (Staci), grandsons Sammy (Diana Bernath), A.J., and Reid (Jaime), and great-granddaughter Lucy Shapiro.  She is also survived by brother & sister-in-law Hyman & Loretta Shapiro and sister-in-law Peggy Evans, nieces and nephews (some who she helped raise), and extended family who she loved.  Thank you to caregivers, Eda Edwards and Knackia Williams.  Your love and care for Rhoda for 3+ years was above and beyond.

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  • Terri and David Frolich

    Maury and Staci, Terri and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She and your father were always so very nice and friendly. We know they will be dearly missed. May their memory be for a blessing.

  • Bruce & Germaine Weinstein

    Maury, Germaine & I want to give you our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. She & your dad were the most wonderful people & were so proud of you & the entire family. Your great memories of her will last forever.

  • Jonathan C Ginsberg

    Maury, my condolences on your loss. I know how much joy she got from your success and how pleased she was that you maintained so many friendships you have established over the years.

  • Scott Feld

    Maury, I'm so sorry for your loss. May your mom's memory be a blessing.

  • gladys hirsch

    I am so sorry about. your loss. she was. very special. may your good. memories help comfort you

  • Spanky Silverman

    Mauri, Staci, and family, Sending my condolences on the loss of your precious mom and grandmother.

  • Marcy Steinberg

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have so many fond memories especially the Hanukkah parties at her house. May her memory be a blessing and know that her loss will be felt by so many.

  • Carol Young

    I am so sorry for your loss, Maury and Staci. She was such a great mom, with a smile on her face and a quick and snappy comeback. I know how much you all will miss her.

  • Stuart Frank

    My sympathy to the Shapiro Family. I worked with Gerald at Singer & Co. and got to know Rhoda thru Gerald.

  • Howard and Liz Robinowich

    So sorry to hear about Rhoda . She was a sweet & kind lady who will be missed. She always had a smile on her face and always had a kind word when we were around her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Naomi (Shapiro) and Larry Salberg

    We will always remember Aunt Rhoda for her vibrancy, humor, strong will, and living life her way. May she rest in peace!

  • Sylvia and Barry Hyman

    Maury we loved your Mom and Dad. May their name be a blessing. We have Sweet memories of days together.

  • Dave Shapiro

    Aunt Rhoda was a role model in multiple categories and she will be missed by those who grew up with her humor and insights.

  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Maury and family,so sorry of the loss of Rhoda!I used to see her at the beauty shop every week and it’s been a long time since I’ve seen her and I had heard that her health had declined! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    May her memory be for a blessing. She had a wonderful sense of humor. So sorry for your loss.

  • RayeLynn and Roy Banks

    We were sad to hear about Rhoda. Sending much love to the entire Shapiro family.

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