OBITUARY

Jesse "Gerry" Geraldine Hodge Little

December 30, 1922December 4, 2018

Gerry, 95, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at her home. “Mimi”, as she was affectionately called, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and bridge player. She was renowned for her wonderful coconut cakes.

Born in Raleigh, NC December 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Julius Eugene Hodge and Jesse Nona Lassiter Hodge. Gerry was a member of Sharon Presbyterian Church and joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1949.

Her husband, Robert E. “Peck” Little, Sr., preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Bob Little and his wife, Bonny; her daughter, Nita Emory; her former son-in-law, Bob Emory; three grandchildren, Danny Little and his wife, Daphne, Maggie Little Hartlage and her husband, Bill and Elisabeth Emory and her husband, Dyfed Richards; as well as three great grandchildren, Mollie Little, Paige Little and Ffion Richards.

Mrs. Little’s family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6th at McEwen – Pineville Chapel. Interment in Sharon Memorial Park will be private.

Memorials may be sent to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Jesse "Gerry" Geraldine Hodge Little

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Gerry Lynn Murtha

December 7, 2018

So sorry to hear about your loss. Julia just messaged me about her passing. We use to have so much fun camping with her and momma. So sad we don't have any more Aunts or Uncles.

Jay Hodge

December 6, 2018

December 5, 2018

Bobby & Nita,

Condolences to you and your loved ones for the passing of your mother. Aunt Gerry has always had a special place in my heart. I have many fond memories of her and Uncle Peck during my childhood. She was a true joy to be around with her endearing smile, quick wit, great sense of humor, upbeat personality, and wonderful words of encouragement. I particularly enjoyed the many visits that my Dad and I made to her and Uncle Peck's home on many Saturday mornings, all of the family gatherings at Granddaddy & Grandma Hodge's home while growing up with cookouts and activities in the backyard, taking turns churning homemade ice cream, and eating Aunt Gerry's exceptionally delicious homemade coconut cake (the best on the planet!). I also admired her passion and smarts for the game of Bridge, her sweet tell-it-like-it-is honesty, and her excellent sense of style. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, and aunt. And I'm sure that she was a delightful grandmother and great grandmother full of love and adventure.

Aunt Gerry lived a long, beautiful, and full life. Nita & Bobby, you had a lot to do with that, especially taking great care of her in so many ways in her elder years. You are to be commended for that. God bless you. Passing away at the age of 95 years-old, she was the last family member from The Great Generation. She was a remarkable woman. I will miss her, but I will always carry fond memories of her in my heart.

My wife Rhonda also sends her condolences.

Sincerely with love,
Jay Hodge

FROM THE FAMILY