OBITUARY

Doris Novalene Wilson

May 7, 1925September 22, 2020
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Doris Novalene Wilson, 95, of DeQuincy, passed into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Baylor Scott White Hospital in College Station, TX. She was born to her late parents, Ray and Edna Hodges on May 7, 1925 in Ragley, LA.

After graduation from Ragley High School, she attended Business School in Beaumont. After graduation, she was employed at Camp Polk, LA where she met the love of her life, Woody Wilson. After his discharge from the military, they made their home in DeQuincy. Novalene was a faithful member of the DeQuincy United Methodist Church for many years, where she served on the Pastor Parish Committee, Treasurer, and the Beautification Committee. She worked with Calcasieu Parish Schools as a Special Educations Aide, Perkins Pharmacy as a Bookkeeper, and was a receptionist at Dr. Lewis Bishop's office. Novalene also was an Office Manager and Bookkeeper for Hodges Sales and Service until her retirement. She was a seamstress and made her girl's dresses for many years. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club. In later years, she took up painting and taught some classes, and even traveled with her husband to many shows. The most important thing to Novalene was having family gatherings.

She is survived by her four daughters, Jane and husband, Terry Pate of Dallas, TX, Judy and husband, Bill Howard Jr. of DeQuincy, Kyra and the late Edgar Hayes of DeQuincy, Regenia and husband Marc Davenport of DeQuincy; one sister, Verna Rae Ellis; 12 grandchildren (Kevin, Cindy, Jill, Joe, Billy, Kristen, Andy, Gretchen, Sam, Cliff, Ben and Chris); 26 great grandchildren; along with 5 great great grandchildren.

Novalene is preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Harold Woodrow (Woody) Wilson; one brother, Keith Hodges, Sr; and one sister, Joyce Brown.

Services will be held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 2:00pm, with Bro. Jerry Crise officiating. Visitation will begin at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley. In lieu flowers, donations can be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home in Sulphur or the DeQuincy United Methodist Church.

Services entrusted to Jordan and Amanda Mothershed of Hixson-Snider Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

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  • She is survived by her four daughters, Jane and husband, Terry Pate of Dallas, TX, Judy and husband, Bill Howard Jr. of DeQuincy, Kyra and the late Edgar Hayes of DeQuincy, Regenia and husband Marc Davenport of DeQuincy; one sister, Verna Rae Ellis; 12 grandchildren (Kevin, Cindy, Jill, Joe, Billy, Kristen, Andy, Gretchen, Sam, Cliff, Ben and Chris); 26 great grandchildren; along with 5 great great grandchildren.
    Novalene is preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Harold Woodrow (Woody) Wilson; one brother, Keith Hodges, Sr; and one sister, Joyce Brown.

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    Friday, October 2, 2020

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    Friday, October 2, 2020

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Mason Dewey

October 5, 2020

From your loving great-grandson. Our bond was always so strong throughout the years. Seeing you go was one of the hardest moments in my life. I will always love and remember you

Mason Dewey

Sue Hickman-Wyttenbach

October 2, 2020

Dear, Jane, Judy, Kiara, and Regina,

Haven't seen all of you for years. I remember when we were cousins playing at your Grandma Edna's and when we would come to DeQuincy for Mother & Novy to visit. I would hang around Regina and Kiara, because Jane & Judy were off to Cheerleading practice. Those were the good old days. So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know she lived a good life with those Hodges genes. Love & Blessings to all of you.❣ Sue

Susan Belcastro

September 30, 2020

💐 Sending heartfelt love and prayers. Loved Aunt Novy, she will always be a beautiful, sassy Aunt in my heart. Praying for comfort for y’all.
Love, 💕
Mark, Susan (Massingill), & Abigail Belcastro

Lydia Shirley Bertrand

September 30, 2020

My friends, I’m so sorry to see your Mother has passed away. She was a beautiful women. I’ll always remember our connection back in the day thru Mrs. Pate. I have fond memories of you all. May God bless and keep you all. A special hello to my old friend Kevin.

Stacie Hodges - Blevins

September 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of this news. So many childhood memories, but ones that stick in my head always are the New Years Eve gatherings with all the cousins and our fireworks at their home. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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