Hodges, Cora Lee “Granny”


After a brief illness, Cora answered God’s call to eternal peace Thursday, August 24th at a Rehab Facility in New Jersey. Cora the first of six children of the Late Elizabeth Fisher Clayton and the Late Eddimus Campbell, was born March 01, 1935 in Colleton County. She was preceded in death by her Sister Edna (Lizzie) Campbell and Son In-Law James Sanders. Joined holy matrimony to the Late Phillip (Lucus) Hodges, from this union four children were born, Joanne, Michael, Emma and Colette.  Cora’s strong faith in God was very strong. She was committed to God’s teaching at a early age and joined Mt. Zion Church in Round-O, SC. Living in New York City, she was active in several AME Churches in the Greater Harlem Community, until she moved back to SC.  She was active in many cultural and civic organizations and the Eastern Star Chapter in Harlem. She was an active member of Mt. Zion, until her illness. Cora was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City until she retired after 30 years of service. Loved ones and friends recalled how loving, kind she was and would help anyone in need. To know Cora was to love her.

Loved ones who will cherish the fond memories of Cora: Children, Joanne, Michael, Emma and Colette. Grandchildren: Lonjete (Tabby), Alexis, James, Jeffrey, and Jeremy. Great Grands: Emily, Evan (her heart), Adaley, Jeffrey Jr., Austin and Ava. Beloved Sister, Sara Knuckles, Brothers, Paul, Will Mark, and John Campbell, Aunt, Ruby Clayton, Daughter in-law, Maxima Hodges, Son in-law, Ron Burton, Sisters in-law, Justine, Lillian and Barbara Campbell, Blanche Bowens, Brothers in-law, Esau and Willie Bowens: Grand son-in law, Brett Nias, Ahmed Ellis, Grand Daughter in-law Shavon Sanders. Special Nephew, Jamal R. Bodison, Niece and God Daughter, Crystal Campbell, as well as a host of nephews nieces, relatives and friends.

Special thank you to, Pink Edward and Phillip Campbell, Ruby Lee Shider, Louise Gilbert, Ernest Jenkins, Margaret Green, Cordelia and Cornelia Chisolm, for all the prayers, expressions of love and phone calls during her illness. The strife is over, the battle won, a peaceful sleep, a victory won, amid the setting of the sun. Mother, your words of wisdom about life will stay with your family forever. I know God welcomed you with open arms and you are glad to be reunited with your mother, father and sister. Loving Child, Emma Fisher Hodges & Family