Elder Ernest N. Roddy, Sr.

RODDY,
Elder Ernest N. Roddy, Sr., 75. Sunrise February 9, 1936 – Sunset May 8, 2011. A lifelong resident of Southfield, Ernest was a retiree of Columbus Public Schools and former employee of Westinghouse. He was a member of Apostolic Faith Temple where he served as Assistant Pastor, Superintendent of Sunday School, Board of Trustees, Brotherhood and Male Chorus. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Eva Mae Roddy and six siblings. Left to cherish his memory, wife of 56 years Carolyn A. Roddy, sons Ernest (Vivian) Roddy, Jr., Eric Roddy, Carl (Christine) Roddy, William (Michelle) Seward and Todd (Monikia) Roddy, daughters Kim Roddy, Joy (Terry J.) Cornett, and Dina Roddy, brothers Vernon (Betty Jo) and Kenneth (Elaine) Roddy, sister Helen (Johnny) Seastrong, 23, grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, lifelong friend Bishop N.D. Jordan along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our prayers are with you. He no longer has to suffer. Keep lookin' up!

  2. Charlene Kemp-Queener :

    My condolences are being sent with a "es;smile"es; and prayer for continued strength and peace during this time. Even though I cannot be there with you physically this week, I am praising God for the time Mr. Roddy blessed us all. See you on Friday – the "es;GOOD TWIN"es;.

  3. Jacqueline Bennett :

    Eric,

    You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May the peace of God be with you.

  4. Eric and Family
    "es;While there are no words to help ease the loss that you bear, know that you are close in every thought and prayer."es;
    Cherry

  5. Joseph & Arthera Burgess :

    We wish to offer the family our deepest sympathy during your time of bereavment. Good Bless you .
    Joe & TJ Burgess

  6. Rocky,

    My prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to strengthen and bless you during this time of bereavement.

  7. Edd and Gwen (Jones) Mays :

    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Know we are thinking of you as you journey. Be blessed. We love you.

    From your family in Toledo, Ohio

  8. Yvette M. Williams :

    My prayers go out to the Roddy family. Ms. Roddy I love you.

  9. LA DRAUGHON AND FAMILYS :

    OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILYS AT THIS TIME. THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. PLEASE STAY STRONG AND UNIFIED. WE LOVE YOU ALL. WITH SYMPATHY, THE DRAUGHONS (KEYSQUARE)

  10. John and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Roddy family. Mr. Roddy was an outstandling gentleman and his family was very blessed for having him in their lives. I am sure he will continue to pray to the Father for all of you. He is singing and praising the Lord right now. His quiver is full, a sign of a blessed man. I regret that we cannot attend the service as we are out of town.

  11. Mrs. Roddy, Kim and the rest of the Roddy family. Although I have never met Mr. Roddy, I did hear what a wonderful man he was. I want to extend my deepest condolence to you at this time of sorrow.
    I will keep your family in my prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Teri Jackson

  12. My condolences goes out to my family. I may not personally know you all, however in my spirit I know you. God Bless You all. I know Elder Roddy was a mighty man of valor. Now he is getting his reward.

  13. MARGIE SCHAUB AND PAT :

    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY DURING THIS DEVISTATING TIME……. WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND FAITH IN GOD TO HELP SEE YOU THROUGH……. LOVE MARGIE AN PAT

  14. Charbeth Cooke (Hall) :

    To the Roddy Family
    I am so sorry to hear of you father's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Please know that God has you in his hands and will carry you through.

    Lovingly
    The Hall Family

  15. Charlotte Perry :

    Please accept our prayers and deepest condolences on your loss.

    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Charlotte Perry
    Marvin De Coux
    Michael De Coux

  16. Dear Mrs. Roddy and Family,

    I pray God console all of you at every grieving moment. While no one can replace your Spouse and Father, I believe his life and legacy served and rejuvenated our community and enriched the lives of countless others, like myself. As a child growing up in Southfield, I loved and greatly admired your family. For me, your family epitomized all the admirable character traits embodied in “family”. I could easily envision a photo of the smiling Roddy clan in the dictionary under the word “family”. I am no longer a child and no longer live in Southfield, yet my thoughts and feelings of your family have never wavered – I cherish and hold dear the memories that had such a profound effect on my life.

    Please know that I give thanks to the Lord for blessing my life with the Roddy family. I may be wrong, but I sincerely believe Mr. Roddy’s greatest contribution and legacy is his wonderful family – PLEASE PRESS ON.

    With Compassion,

    Karen DeCoux

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