It is with broken hearts that we share the sad news of our mother, Lois Hodges', passing. With great joy and celebration, we announce her final journey to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our mother had a servant's heart. She set a good example for her family. The life she lived and her influence shaped our lives. She was thankful, appreciative, kind, loving, giving, compassionate, strong-willed, trustworthy, honest, sincere, and genuine. She loved her church family and neighbors and how they showered her with fruits, vegetables, visits, and phone calls. She loved her friends in the nursing homes, her co-workers at Chick-Fil-A and the new friends she made while at work. Covid may have taken her work, and ultimately her life, but it did not take her spirit. We invite you to share in our joyful celebration of a life well lived on Monday, December 6, at Rutherwood Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. The funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Presiding over the services will be Pastors Tim Dockery and Dr. Gary Lawrence. The family respectfully requests those attending to please wear a mask.
Born on May 18, 1927, in Ashe County, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Dean Hodges, of 56 years; her parents, Roy and Jeston Roten; and ten brothers and sisters.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Norma Jean Hodges (John Schmeelk), Janet Trivett, and Jeanette Hodges Israel (Michael).
Grandchildren: Wesley Israel (Amber), Dale Trivett (Amy), Bobbie Sue Hood (Adam Gragg), Ashleigh Israel Bryan (Joey), and Emily Trivett Ragan (Bobby).
Great Grandchildren: Jayden Hood, Jasmine Hood, Oliver Goforth, Ella Trivett, Arial Trivett, Nicholas Gragg, and Josie Bryan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either:
Rutherwood Baptist Church, 142 Don Hayes Road, Boone, NC 28607-8137 OR
In Touch Ministries, Post Office Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357-9979.
Online condolences may be shared at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hodges family.