Theo “T.J.” Rudd, 91, of Greenville, passed away on September 4, 2015 at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Grissom officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
T.J. was born in Pittsburg, Texas on August 11, 1924 to Edgar and Minnie Caldwell Jeffcoat. She married Robert L. Rudd, Jr. on March 19, 1943 in Greenville. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of First Assembly of God in Farmersville. T.J. was a life member of VFW Auxiliary, Greenville Post 4011; 33 years with American Legion Auxiliary – Ortha Morgan, Order of the Eastern Star, Greenville 189; sisters to the Knights of Pythias, Bluebonnet Temple.
T.J. is survived by her sons, Robert Rudd, III and wife, Darlene of Campbell, Jerry Rudd and wife, SAndy of Greenville, Gary Rudd and wife, Alicia of Lake Cherokee; daughter, Janette Read and husband, Jack of Greenville; grandchildren, Mike Andrews, Tonya Uptergrove, Jason Rudd, Robin Rudd, Shannon Overstreet, Jana Hughes, Michelle Moore, Jerry Rudd II Neicia Hall, Zachary Rudd, Joe Read; 6 great-grandchildren; special friend, Alice Griffitts; special neice, Susan Webster Wilson; and number nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sisters; brother; grandchildren, Janeen Read, Bobby Rudd, IV; and great-grandchild, Baylee Rudd.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Lynch Funeral Home