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Mary Cornelia Hodges

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Mary Cornelia Hodges

Virginia Beach - Mary Cornelia Leesnitzer Hodges, 87, of Lynn Shores Drive went home to be with her Lord May 26, 2014 and to join her loving husband of 68 years who preceded her on May 17, 2014. She was the daughter of Joseph C. and Mollie Harrell Leesnitzer; she was also predeceased by her son, Joseph. Mary was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church; a graduate of Granby High School and Virginian Wesleyan College. Mary loved to volunteer her time and for many years was the historian for the Board of Circles at CHKD and Past President of the Thalia Hope Circle at CHKD; she volunteered with the Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts; Lees Friends; and later in life worked towards her EMT Certification with the Virginia Beach Fire and Rescue.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Susan Hodges; sons, W. Nelson Hodges, Jr. (Jennifer) and Stephen Hodges (Melinda); and grandchildren, Nicholas (Jennifer), Elizabeth and Nathan.

A service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home with Pastor Amos Eby officiating. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please visit her book of memories at to view the service if unable to attend and to leave a note to the family.


Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 28, 2014
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