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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Theodosia Ripley Landis

July 16, 1920December 1, 2019

Theodosia Ripley Landis, age 99, of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away on December 1, 2019. Mrs. Landis was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 16, 1920. She was the eldest daughter of the late Theodosia and Thomas A. Ripley. She grew up in Atlanta, attending Girls High, Agnes Scott College, Oglethorpe University and Georgia State University. Mrs. Landis is survived by her sons, Steve Landis (Janie) of St. Simons and Allan Landis (Lura) of Peachtree City, GA and her daughter, Ouida Chambless (Phil) of Huntersville, NC. In addition to seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, she is also survived by her brother, Thomas A. Ripley, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Earle Landis, married 75 years, as well as her sisters, Ouida Hotch and Mary Warren. For 25 years she was an elementary school teacher and a principal with Fulton County School System. She served at Liberty Guinn, High Point and Guy Webb elementary schools. After her retirement in 1985, she and Richard traveled extensively. She also volunteered as a docent in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and St. Simons, and enjoyed quilting and square dancing. She was an active member of both Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and St. Simons Presbyterian Church. The family wishes to convey heartfelt thanks to Susan Battle for her caregiving over the past 7 years and also to the staff at Addington Place and Heartland Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to your favorite charity in her honor. A private graveside service is being planned for a later date in Atlanta. Arrangements are entrusted to Ed Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium in Brunswick, Georgia. www.edomillerandsons.com

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Bob Faith, CPA

December 6, 2019

Thank you for being my 7th grade teacher at High Point Elementary School in the 1960's. Your stewardship of my mind and education as a young student in Sandy Springs, Georgia, was instrumental in the person I am and family I have today. Good memories and prayers go out to you and your family! God bless you!

Kathy Corbett Olson

December 5, 2019

Mrs. Landis was a constant in my life as a youngster and an inspiration of intelligence, discipline and friendship. I will always cherish that she was the last person to witness my mother’s passing in 1999 and her very clinical but loving description of the the event. Love to Steve, Allen and Ouida, and your families as you process this momentous passing of a truly strong and inspirational woman!

Love always! Kathy C. Olson

Susan Battle

December 5, 2019

I have so much respect for Mrs. Landis and her husband as well!
Her family has been so good to me for the past 7 yrs! To be trusted and giving me their blessing to make decisions and take care of their mom , has been a wonderful blessing to me! I will miss her dearly!
A true lady she was!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY