P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Rhonda Brantley Sanderlin
January 3, 1959 - February 20, 2023

Rhonda Brantley Sanderlin

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Rhonda Faye Brantley Sanderlin, age 64 of Monticello, passed away Monday, February 20, 2023, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. She was born January 3, 1959, in Monticello, AR to the late Russel Lamar Brantley and Carolyn Francis Masters.
Rhonda was a History and Social Studies teacher with the Drew Central School District for 26 years and was also the Director of Drew Central's 21st Century After School Program. She was of the Baptist faith. Her passion was spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren said that they could not have asked for a better mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, John Sanderlin of Monticello; a son, Bo Sanderlin and wife Tara; a daughter, Kathryn Hunt; son-in-law, Chris Burnett; her father, Michael Masters; granddaughters, Abrey Hunt, McKenzie Long and Mia Jo Sanderlin; and grandsons, Zade Sanderlin and Nicholas Hunt, Jr. (Bubba).
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Interment will follow Union Ridge Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home chapel one hour preceding the funeral service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. You can sign Rhonda's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Saturday, February 25, 2023
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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Union Ridge Cemetery
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Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Gwendolyn Young Jolin
    To Rhonda's family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace.
  2. Cliff Gibson
    Hard to believe Rhonda's smiling face is gone. Lisa and I send our condolences to John and the Family.
  3. Cindy Trusty
    You will always be loved and missed
    Sorry we didn't get to see each other these last few years. But that's what happens when life moves you away from home. Tell R.L. and all the family I said I love and miss them also.
    Father be with this family as they walk this Grief Journey and comfort them as only You can Amen
  4. Patti ( Masters ) Sutherlin
    John, Kathryn & Bo, and my brother Michael Masters, I want to express my sympathy to you for your loss. I will always have great memories of Rhonda from my childhood. She definitely had a heart of gold. I'm still in a little shock over this. Just know she is at peace and with her momma and the rest of our family watching over us. This isn't goodbye. Until we are called home rest easy sweet lady, see you later.
  5. Melanie Bradford
    Mr John, I’m so sorry for your loss . Prayers for you and your family .
  6. Judy Selig
    To Bo,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when you were in school and how proud she was of you and how she always wanted the best for you. I’m sending prayers for comfort for you and all the family.
    Judy Selig
  7. Pam Beard
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember when Rhonda brought Bo to my classroom in 6th grade. She was such a loving mother and wanted the best for her Bo! I remember Rhonda growing up. She was such a beautiful person. I know this is hard for all of you.
    Pam Beard
  8. Karen Piper
    John,Bo, Katherine, and grands, I'm praying the Lord eases your grief in the days, and weeks ahead. If you need anything at all, don't hesitate to reach out. Rhonda was my mentor, friend, and colleague. Harvey and I appreciate John and your friendship. I will miss you greatly, and we will check up on John for you, Rhonda.
  9. Vicky (Haisty) Colvert
    I came to know & love Rhonda way back in the day as colleagues at DCHS. She is one of my favorite memories there b/c she truly loved God first & then her neighbor as herself. She especially loved the children & her students at DC. She was the epitome of a true Christian. There was never a mean or hypocritical bone in her body. Now, Rhonda is absent from her body & present with the Lord, praise God! Her walk definitely talked louder than her tqlk talked!!! As a minister of music 🎶, one of my favorite hymns to sing & play w/ all age groups is ‘This Lil’ Light of Mine’. Rhonda, my beloved sister in Christ, comes to mind as one who was not afraid to let her lil’ light shine for all the world to see as she spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer for her family,friends, & colleagues to find comfort, peace, & Victory in Jesus who conquered death & the grave at Calvary! (1 Corinthians 15:55-58). Therefore, we don’t have to sadly say, “‘Goodbye” to our beloved Ms. Rhonda, but rather “ See you in a lil’ while’ ! “ Amen, and amen. 🩸✝️❤️Shalom.✌🏻
  10. Jacqueline Jones
    Bo, you always spoke so lovingly of your Mom. We are praying for you and family💗
  11. Lee Ann Tadel
    John and family I was so sorry to hear about Rhonda. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lee Ann Tadel
  12. Gary Newton
    To John & your family…I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  13. Sandra Mitchell McManus
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying God gives comfort to you and your family and friends in the days and months to come. Your family means a lot to us and we will be praying for you.

    Mike and Sandra McManus
  14. Betty Russell
    Prayers for the Family
  15. Laconda Bolden
    I am so sorry my twins love her. I know it difficult but yall be encouraged. She has touch the lives of many children. She will be missed dearly.
  16. Crystal Jackson
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
  17. Spencer poe
    I am sorry for your lost of Rhonda. She will be miss. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I am so sorry about Rhonda. It is such a shock to us all. Yall are in my
    thoughts and prayers.
  19. Gloria Diane Schwab
    Family, So sorry for your loss . Prayers for comfort and peace.
  20. Gloria Rawls Schwab
  21. Michelle Emerson
    I can't believe this . BUT I REJOICE IN KNOWING YOUR WITH YOUR beautiful Mother. Fly High Rhonda you were so love ❤️
  22. Savannah Shaffer
    Prayers for the family!! It was an honor to be her student so many years ago! She was one of the best teachers!! My heart goes out to Bo, and the rest of the family!!
  23. Ruel Henry and Jessica Chilldres Henry
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. We both have many fond memories of Mrs. Sanderlin. It was always fun to work with her at DCMS (Jessica McKay). She will be truly missed by so many and touched countless lives as well as helped to shape them.
  24. Pam McDougald
    John, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God bring you all great comfort during this time.
  25. Kimberly Crick & Braxton Crick
    Prayers to the family.
  26. Michelle Emerson
    Can't Believe your gone But rejoicing in knowing your with your mother Fly High Beautiful Rhonda. You are Loved
  27. Michelle Emerson
    Can't Believe your gone But rejoicing in knowing your with your mother Fly High Beautiful Rhonda. You are Loved
  28. Barbara Newton
    I am sorry for y’all’s loss of Rhonda. She will be missed. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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