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Sandra Hodge Dies at 55

Sandra Hodge

Sandra “Sandy” Hodge died at the age of 55, on Jan. 9.

Sandy is survived by her mother, Iola “Myrl” Hart; son, Ismael Hodge; honorary sons: Francisco “Cisco” Bonelli and Edwin Vergland; honorary daughter-in-love, Nikeysha Giddings; sisters: Merna McCarty, Deborah Leonard, Yvonne Webster, Glenda Hodge and Nicole Hodge; honorary sisters: Antonetta “Amey” Archibald, Elsie-Mae King and Angela Straun; brothers: Edwin and Coury Hodge;

brothers-in-love: William Christian Sr., Davis Webster and Shawn Bridgewater; aunt, Zulma Van Heyningen; and uncles: Campbell and Cecil Hodge.

She is also survived by nephews: Tyrone McCarty, Tony Browne, Jerome Whyte, LaShaun Webster, Jermaine Baptiste, Jeremy Charleswell, Malik Webster, Willian Christian Jr., Coury Hodge Jr. and Kaelin Hodge; great nephews: Ramel and Aiden Peoples, Jerome Whyte Jr., Trayson Donovan, King Webster and Jordyn Baptiste; honorary nephew, Leonard Maduro; nieces: Betrena “Kimmy” Christian, Watisha Farrington, Tramaine Baptiste, Kori “Princess” Hodge, Korie Hodge, Nichelle Maynard and Lenora Hodge.

Other survivors include great nieces: Asia Webster, Jae’lah Whyte, Arianna and A’Layah Buchannan and Bella Christian; honorary nieces: Leslieanne Maduro, Sarai, Leah and Xhion Maduro and Ashanti Archibald; nephews and nieces-in-love: Reginald Farrington, Latifah Whyte, Dawn McCarty, Alanzo Buchannan and Ny’Opia Lake; special cousins: Eversleigh Warner, Sandra Hodge-Hilliman and Patricia Brown; special friends: Maxcine Thomas-Charleswell, Brenda Fredericks, Melissa Dobbins, Maria David and Viya Customer Care Department; as well as other family and friends are too numerous to mention.

She is preceded in death by her father, Edwin “Rennix” Hodge Sr.; uncle, Eric O’Neal Hodge; aunt, Keturah “Baby” Carr; aunt, Melvina Edith Tonge; aunt Ruth Hodge; brother, Fitzroy Hodge; sister, Marie-Onique Hodge; nephew, Berry Christian; and niece. Latoya Leonard.

Arrangements are being made through Turnbull’s Funeral Home.  The first viewing will take place from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Interment will be at the Cemetery No. 1.

Persons interested in submitting written tributes are informed of the Monday, Jan. 22, deadline, and submissions are to be sent to sandyhodgetributes@gmail.com.

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