Peacefully and surrounded by family, Naomi Hodge died on Saturday, Jan. 15, at her residence in Cruz Bay, St. John, at the age of 78.
Naomi Hodge was born on Tortola to Mildred Fahie and Amos Hodge on April 14, 1943. Although a proud BVI native, she moved to St. John as a young child, and this is where she would remain and establish her life. Naomi gave birth to three children and a hair business, Naomi’s Beauty Salon, which remained in business for over 50 years.
She is survived by her children: Beverly La-Verne, Byron and Lee Thomas; and grandchildren: Kylan and Kyle Penn, Kalaria and Gregory Louis, Akeel, Aleek, Bryon Jr., Benisha, Ceara, Kadeem, Kaleah, Lee Jr., Tyler, Tyreke and Virginia Thomas.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Danae, Keiano, Kylie, Lionel, Nehemiah and Royalti Penn, Olive Louis, Aleanna, Andréa, Amari, Aleyla, Amberlyn, Kadeem Jr., Kadice, Josiah, Jehiah, Zuri and Zaia Thomas, Zalia, Zalien and Zalina Berwick; sisters: Sylvia Grasso, Clemeana Hodge-Duncan, Victoria Hodge-Nelson, Alpine, Omar and Mack Hodge, Marina Stout, Muriel Robinson and Marjorie Freeman.
She was preceded in death by her father, Amos Hodge; her mother, Mildred Fahie; her brothers: Norwell and Carl Hodge; and sisters: Joyce Hodge and Leonie Hodge Riddle.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing from 3-5 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Celestial Chapel of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals.
A second viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, St. John. Interment will be at Cruz Bay Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of the St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
All COVID-19 protocols will be observed.
Family and friends may offer their support by sharing a special memory or message at www.hurleydavisfuneralhome.com.