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Obituary: Rhonda Kiser Ledbetter

Obituary: Rhonda Kiser Ledbetter

The funeral service for Rhonda Kiser Ledbetter, 61, of Piedmont will be Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Piedmont with the Rev. Michael Ingram, the Rev. David Cox and the Rev. Roger Kiser officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Young’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 5- 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Mrs. Ledbetter passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She is survived by two sisters, Renee Schivera (John) of Madison and Revonda Pruitt (Tim) of Piedmont; nieces and nephews, Landon Pruitt, Logan Pruitt, Lauren Pruitt, Allison Schivera and Austin Schivera; step-daughter, Kendra Cobb of Piedmont; step-son, Cody Ledbetter (Sandra) of Piedmont; step-grandchildren, Lauren Cobb, Kaitlyn Cobb, Corrie Ledbetter, Chelsea Ledbetter and J. D. Ledbetter; fur baby, Tammy La Shelle; and special friends, Karen Owens Osborne, Bobbette Rokus and Nancy Cardwell.

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Pallbearers will be Bobby Pike, Landon Pruitt, Mark Osborne, Kim Rich, Logan Pruitt and Austin Schivera; Honorary Pallbearers will be William Rich, Harold Anderson and members of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont Sunshine Club. Mrs. Kiser was a longtime resident of Etowah County and was a member of Wellspring Church of God.


She was a graduate of Hokes Bluff High School and received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science Degrees from Jacksonville State University. She held an Education Specialist Degree in Music Education and taught Chorus and Drama for 31 years at Chattooga County High School.

Rhonda was a beautiful and talented performer with the Theatre of Gadsden working as a music director or theatre actress. Most recent performances were White Plains, Blue Mountain, Black Widow and “Minnie Pearl” in Ring of Fire. Most recently she directed and performed in the gospel music selection Looking For A City. Rhonda was the director of the Senior Adult Choir at First Baptist Church of Piedmont and the Sunshine Club. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Piedmont Education Trust, Rhonda Kiser Ledbetter Memorial Fund, Superintendent of Education, Piedmont City Schools, P.O.Box 819, Piedmont, AL 36272.


Any Of Mrs. Ledbetter/Kiser’s ALUMNI CHATTOOGA CHOIR ENSEMBLE students that would like to sing a tribute in her memory at her funeral Sunday at 2 pm, please contact Undra Finley.

Rehearsal will be held at Sid Sneads’s house in Menlo from 1-3 pm on Saturday.

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  1. Lynda Evjen

    August 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Our Heart goes out to
    The family and friends of Rhonda Kiser Ledbetter! We had an oppotunity to meet
    Her at the Nashville SWIFT Summit and to help her plan for a Women in Film and Television chapter for Alabama! As President of Nashville WIFT I will work to set up
    A chapter in her name! God Bless her! She will be missed by many!

  2. December McGowan Herrera

    August 3, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I wish we could have gotten part of the Velvatones from Gadsden High to perform with her other school choirs. What a tribute that would be to her. But I know we are all scattered by the wind. She was the best choir director for me. She believed in me and made me believe in myself. I will always be greatful for her take her time and making me preform solo at competition in 1991. That was the most nervous I think I have ever been but she was there and made me so much better for doing it. Out the memories I have of her…her glass shoes…going to get donuts for our fundraisers…going to preform for the residents of nursing homes…performing in the mall. The plays we did…”Under the Sea”…I still go around singing “Life is better down where it is wetter take it from me”.
    I will miss her hugs every time we saw each other…Rhonda you were a hero to me and so many others. I love you and will miss you so much more than I can ever say.
    To her family I pray peace for you all…may God send down Angels to hold you and ease your pain.

    My love to you all,
    December Joy McGowan Herrera

  3. Jimmie and Steve Norman

    August 3, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Prayers and love to all of Rhonda’s family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss

  4. Bernice L. DeLoach

    January 2, 2021 at 7:49 am

    I am shocked & sad to just find out that my Actors Models & Talent for Christ Friend Rhonda Kiser Ledbetter is no longer with us. Realizing she is with The Lord I know that I will see her again. We met several years ago while taking classes in Atlanta for AMTC. We went on to graduate in the 2015 SUMMER SHINE Class held in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Rhonda was such a sweet and talented lady with a bubbly personality. I really enjoyed being paired in the group with her. She inspired & encouraged everyone that was in our group.
    I knew we hadn’t connected on Facebook in over a year. So I looked her up only to find out she’s in Heaven. Praying for her Family & Friends because I know that she’s really missed. Rest In Peace my Sister Friend.

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