Jeannette Mizell Rudd

June 9, 1934 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 85)


Jeannette Mizell Rudd, 85, widow of Willie “Bill” Rudd, Jr., of Dorchester entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at her residence.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at the Dorchester Cemetery with the Reverend Alex Meade. 

Jeannette was born on June 9, 1934, in Charleston County, a daughter of the late Henry Blythe and Helen Grooms Mizell.  She attended St. George schools, graduate of Chicora High School and was a seamstress with Carolina Girls Wear.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was predeceased by daughter, Patricia Southerland, son, Billy Joe Rudd, grandchildren, Susie Southerland, Dylan Libby and Travis Warbin; siblings, Vi Ackerman, Helen Reynolds and Samuel Mizell.

Surviving are her sons and their wives, Tony and Rebecca Rudd, Dorchester, Freddie and Ruth Rudd, of Lake City; grandson, Chief Warrant Officer David (Melissa) Rudd, US Army, Fredericksburg, VA; daughters-in-law, Geraldine Rudd and Ruth Rudd; son-in-law, Michael Southerland; Grandchildren: Amanda and Jennifer Rudd, Ray and Waylon Cutter; Vonnie (Richard) Westbury, Scott and Vince Libby, and Shelly Warbin; Great-grandchildren; Kayla (Nelson) Young, Lauren (Jordan) Beard, Meagan Simons, Steffanie (Kyle) Parker, Zachary Rudd, Lexie Cutter; Peyton Herndon; Annissa, Joshua Libby, Miles, Sam and Logan Libby; Shana Warbin; brothers, Henry Mizell and Franklin Mizell; a sister, Victoria Evans; great, great grandchildren, Lillian Young and Jonathan Parker.

Memorials may be made Calvary Baptist Church, 147 Smoak Road, Dorchester, SC 29437.  Online condolences may be to

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Graveside Service
June 6, 2020

2:00 PM
Dorchester Cemetery
459 Sand Hill Road
Dorchester, SC 29437

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