In memory of
Rhonda Edge Buescher
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In memory of
Rhonda Edge Buescher
Rhonda Edge Buescher Nashville, TN Rhonda Edge Buescher, 58, of Nashville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 10, 2016, at her residence, after a battle with a stage 4 glioma brain tumor. Born in High Point, NC, she was the wife of Alan Ray Buescher and daughter of the late Horace Lee Edge, Jr. and Eileen Keller Edge. She was a graduate of Furman University (B.M., Church Music), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M.), and the University of South Carolina (Ph.D., Music Education). Surviving in addition to her husband are a brother, Jeffrey L. Edge and wife, Angela Mills Edge, and niece, Yulia Edge of Huntersville, NC; nieces Tracy Gundy, Leander, TX; Bailey Buescher, Frisco, TX; Brooke Vescovo, Houston, TX; and Leah Gibson, Austin, TX; nephews Dave Buescher, Galveston, TX; Kyle Buescher, Tom Bean, TX; Brett Buescher, Frisco, TX; and David Buescher, Houston, TX; and twelve grand nieces and nephews. Rhonda served the Lord as full-time Minister of Music and Youth in Joanna, SC, and in part-time positions in Southern Baptist and Disciple of Christ churches in Texas, Missouri and South Carolina. She was a guest conductor in fifteen states; and a clinician or guest professor in twenty-two states, Canada, Europe, and Central America. She authored two church music education books, twenty-one articles and book reviews for music education magazines and church music journals, and five church music education curricula for teaching preschool and elementary grades. Rhonda was Assistant Professor of Music at Hannibal-LaGrange University; Associate Professor of Church Music Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Adjunct Instructor of Music at Belmont University. Rhonda completed her career in ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources as Team Leader, Preschool/Children's Music Product Development, Music Ministries Department; Managing Director, Music, Publishing & Recording; Director, Magazine & Devotional Ministry & Business Development; and Director, Media Business Development. Rhonda was an active member of Brentwood Baptist Church, where she served in the worship orchestra, as a Decision Counselor, and as a Children's Bible Study teacher. She served in a mission trip team, and as a volunteer member, vice chair, chair, and chair emeritus of Staff Resource Team. Rhonda's purpose in life was to serve the Lord. She was a mentor and encourager to her students and colleagues; and, like her mother, a prayer warrior. Rhonda loved cooking and sewing, and enjoyed watching football, baseball, hockey, and golf. She loved watching "chick flick" movies and British comedies with her husband. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Gardner officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope for the World Missions Offering of Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027; 615-324-6100. An online guest register is available at . Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC
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