Erma Griner Rudd

October 7, 1921May 2, 2014

Erma Griner Rudd, 92, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2014. She was born in Nashville, Georgia on October 7, 1921, a longtime resident of Jacksonville and an active member of the North Jacksonville Baptist Church. After 39 years employment with Barnett Bank, she retired in 1985. Over the years, she maintained and treasured the friendship of Barnett retirees, LaTrelle Johnson, Agnes Woleshin and Betty Tackett. Erma enjoyed being a homemaker, maintaining the prettiest yard in the neighborhood and baking the best coconut cake and sweet potato souffle. Ms. Rudd was preceded in death by her husband, Ormand Rudd, her beloved dogs, Bear and Tippy, her parents, one sister and three brothers. She is survived by brother-in-law Grady Rudd and his wife, Alice; nieces Marjorie Brown, Martha Miller and Margaret Dibling; nephew Perry Griner and other extended family, friends and dear neighbors. The family of Erma Rudd extends their sincere appreciation to LifeCare Center of Hilliard and Community Hospice for their compassionate care during the last two years of her life. Funeral services will be held at Hardage-Giddens Town & County Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl 32205, on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Chris Coram officiating. Interment following at Riverside Memorial Park across the street. Visit to leave a condolence or share a memory with the family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Erma Griner Rudd

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Marti Miller

May 6, 2014

We will miss you, Aunt Erma. Your great cooking and especially your cake baking. We will make your dump cake every year in your honor. Everyone has your sweet potato souffle recipe saved and we have it at Thanksgiving. Your ceramic figurines in your house and your impeccable housekeeping. Lets don't forget your beautiful flowers in the yard. You were such a great inspiration to us all. You've now gone to be with your sister, Clara, our Mother. She will be very happy to see you.

Tommy & Jeannie Lepley

May 5, 2014

We loved Mrs Rudd. She was a great neighbor and friend. We have wonderful memories of visiting with Mr & Mrs Rudd over the 20 years we have been across the street for them. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Marjorie Brown

May 4, 2014

Aunt Erma will always be remembered for her delicious sweet potato souffle and her mouthwatering coconut cake. She loved her husband, friends, family, her beloved dogs and her church. She will be missed by all who knew her.