In memory of
Paula Montgomery Rodney
In memory of
Paula Montgomery Rodney
Peacefully, Paula transitioned from time into eternity at her home in Huntsville, Alabama on December 6, 2019. Born April 3, 1977 in Huntsville, Alabama, the first of four children, to Oscar L. Montgomery and Alfredia Marshall Montgomery. Like a beautiful flower Paula grew and blossomed into an attractive and adventurous young woman. Paula received her formative education in the Huntsville City School System. Upon graduating from the J.O. Johnson High School, she set her sights on Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation from Spelman College, Paula, was hired by Burson-Marsteller, a multinational public relations and communications firm headquartered in New York, New York. It was there that she contracted what would six years later be diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. Undaunted by her inability to continue in that line of work, she was recruited by Teach for America, where she taught at Ronald Reagan High School in Houston Texas. Later on she was recruited as the "Founding Chair of Mathematics" at the newly created KIPP School there in Houston Texas. While in Houston, Texas, she met the love of her life, Andrew George Rodney. They are the proud parents of two boys; Langston Johnson and Alijah Cruz; and a precious daughter, Miss Eden Grace Rodney. Paula, upon her return to Huntsville gained employment with a NASA Subcontractor, Will Technologies, where she was officially recognized for her contribution to NASA as an Educational Specialist before the progression of the disease resulted in her departure from that job. Paula, having given her life to the Master, kept her promise to "bless the Lord at all times" by accepting her call into the preaching ministry and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere she went. Anyone who ever met Paula, never left the same. She, through her persistent positive personality and charm, elevated the spirit of everyone and anyone who met her – patients, doctors, or therapist. Paula, a beautiful and talented angel sent to dwell among us developed and anchored "Signal of the Siren", her own radio broadcast on Love1000; composed a CD of original lyrics; and authored a book entitled "Occupy: An Action Plan for Those Who Wait in Faith". She was crowned Miss Wheelchair Alabama 2013-2014, which led her to Houston, Texas, where she competed in the 2014-2015 Miss Wheelchair America. She was awarded the title "Miss Congeniality" and won the award for Best Speech. As she experiences the realities of Heaven, she leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Andrew George Rodney; a charming and vivacious daughter, Eden Grace Rodney; two loving sons: Langston Johnson and Alijah Cruz; loving and caring parents: Oscar L. and Alfredia M. Montgomery; a loving mother-in-law, Sadie Powell; two sisters: Renita Falana (Eric) Woodson and Christa Ivana Montgomery; one brother, Oscar L. 'OJ' Montgomery; a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, relatives and friends. Paula's Homegoing Celebration will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Union Hill P.B. Church, 2115 Winchester Road, Huntsville, Alabama. Interment will be in Meadowlawn Garden of Peace. A Family Hour will be observed at the Royal Funeral Home Chapel of Memories from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 13, 2019.
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In memory of
Paula Montgomery Rodney
Peacefully, Paula transitioned from time into eternity at her home in Huntsville, Alabama on December 6, 2019. Born April 3, 1977 in Huntsville, Alabama, the first of four children, to Oscar L. Montgomery and Alfredia Marshall Montgomery. Like a beautiful flower Paula grew and blossomed into an attractive and adventurous young woman. Paula received her formative education in the Huntsville City School System. Upon graduating from the J.O. Johnson High School, she set her sights on Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation from Spelman College, Paula, was hired by Burson-Marsteller, a multinational public relations and communications firm headquartered in New York, New York. It was there that she contracted what would six years later be diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. Undaunted by her inability to continue in that line of work, she was recruited by Teach for America, where she taught at Ronald Reagan High School in Houston Texas. Later on she was recruited as the "Founding Chair of Mathematics" at the newly created KIPP School there in Houston Texas. While in Houston, Texas, she met the love of her life, Andrew George Rodney. They are the proud parents of two boys; Langston Johnson and Alijah Cruz; and a precious daughter, Miss Eden Grace Rodney. Paula, upon her return to Huntsville gained employment with a NASA Subcontractor, Will Technologies, where she was officially recognized for her contribution to NASA as an Educational Specialist before the progression of the disease resulted in her departure from that job. Paula, having given her life to the Master, kept her promise to "bless the Lord at all times" by accepting her call into the preaching ministry and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere she went. Anyone who ever met Paula, never left the same. She, through her persistent positive personality and charm, elevated the spirit of everyone and anyone who met her – patients, doctors, or therapist. Paula, a beautiful and talented angel sent to dwell among us developed and anchored "Signal of the Siren", her own radio broadcast on Love1000; composed a CD of original lyrics; and authored a book entitled "Occupy: An Action Plan for Those Who Wait in Faith". She was crowned Miss Wheelchair Alabama 2013-2014, which led her to Houston, Texas, where she competed in the 2014-2015 Miss Wheelchair America. She was awarded the title "Miss Congeniality" and won the award for Best Speech. As she experiences the realities of Heaven, she leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Andrew George Rodney; a charming and vivacious daughter, Eden Grace Rodney; two loving sons: Langston Johnson and Alijah Cruz; loving and caring parents: Oscar L. and Alfredia M. Montgomery; a loving mother-in-law, Sadie Powell; two sisters: Renita Falana (Eric) Woodson and Christa Ivana Montgomery; one brother, Oscar L. 'OJ' Montgomery; a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, relatives and friends. Paula's Homegoing Celebration will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Union Hill P.B. Church, 2115 Winchester Road, Huntsville, Alabama. Interment will be in Meadowlawn Garden of Peace. A Family Hour will be observed at the Royal Funeral Home Chapel of Memories from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 13, 2019.
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