Evelyn Claudia Hodge, 91, of Fruitland Park, Florida was called home to be with Jesus on July 13, 2019.
She was born on June 3, 1928 in Reidsville, Georgia to her parents Claudia and Lee Roy Cook. She was the sister of three brothers; Lee Cook, Wilbur Cook, and Vernon Cook. Family meant everything to Evelyn. She was the mother of two sons; the late Ronnie Jones, and the late Paul Jones. She was the beloved Grandma of two grandchildren; Rayna Jones Paana, and the late Ryan Jones. She was playfully known as Grandma Booger Bear by the youngest of her 6 great-grandchildren.
Equally important to Evelyn was her faith. She served God at her church (of which she was a member for over 60 years) and if you were lucky, maybe you received one of the many handmade bookmarks she so lovingly made. At last count she had made over 1,000 to be handed out as a witnessing tool. And like every good Baptist, she always enjoyed fellowshipping over food.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Friday August 9th @ 10 am at Banks-Paige-Theus Funeral Home in Wildwood, Florida. A private family burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg, Florida.