Mrs. Rudeseal went home to be with Jesus on Nov. 19, 2013, at her residence.
Born Aug. 5, 1916, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Eunice Perry Hulsey. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Homer Rudeseal; daughters, Lenora Rudeseal and Ellen Faye Baggett; and brothers, Rudolph, Jefferson and Herbert Hulsey.
Mrs. Rudeseal was a homemaker and also retired from Ethicon. She was a graduate from Young Harris College, where she obtained a degree in education and was a school teacher for several years. She was a very active and dedicated member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church and served in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher, WMU leader, Happy Timers, and the building and flower committee. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, flowers, word search puzzles, sewing and quilting.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Tammie Rudeseal of Lawrenceville and John and Susan Rudeseal of Mt. Airy; son-in-law, Jim Baggett of Lilburn; grandchildren, Andrew and Meredith Rudeseal, Melissa and Matthew Downer, Lauren Baggett, and Whitney Rudeseal; great-grandchildren, Peyton Isaacs, Hudson Downer and Elliott Rudeseal; brothers, Minuard Hulsey and Julian Hulsey, both of Mt. Airy, Everett Hulsey of Athens; sisters, Margie Barnett of Mocksville, N.C., Thenia Tilson of Mt. Airy, and Jean Purcell of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 22, 2013