Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Mary Evelyn Hodson

April 24, 1943November 1, 2019

Of Jackson, MI. went home to be with the Lord on November 1, 2019, at the age of 76. The youngest of 9 children, she was born in Galdia, KY., to Brooks and Bessie England on April 24, 1943. She was a graduate of Jackson High School in 1963. She married Ronald Hodson on December 30, 1963. Mary worked at Foote Hospital for 17 years and was the Secretary at Sycamore Baptist Church, where she retired after 32 years. Mary was saved on Oct. 31, 1961 and became a member of Sycamore Baptist Church in 1975, where she enjoyed participating in the church choir. Preceded in death are her husband Ron of 51 years, her parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Sarah (Matt) Appel, Faith (David) Williams, both of Jackson, MI. and Mandy (Jesse) Thorn, of Martinsburg, WV., her 4 precious grandchildren, Levi Appel, Mallory, Garrison and Raegan Thorn. Also surviving are her brother Bill (Tava) England, and sisters in law Mary England, Carolyn Reed, Marilyn (Ron) Kelly and Sharon Hodson and many nieces and nephews. Mary loved the Lord and her family and enjoyed spending time with them. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 11:30 at Sycamore Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Boyd officiating. Visitation will be held at 10:30 until the start of the funeral service. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Fort Custer National Cemetery www.chasjburden.com

Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home 1806 E. Michigan Ave. Jackson, Michigan 49202


  • A celebration of her life will be held at Sycamore Baptist Church on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Following visitation from 10:30 a.m until the time of service., Interment will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.


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Bruce & Sharon Fidler

November 6, 2019

Sarah, Faith & Mandy, so sorry to hear of your mom, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, may she RIP

Jocelyn Toupin

November 5, 2019

Dear Sarah, Faith, and Mandy,
Our hearts go out to you all. Aunt Mary will always be lovingly remembered. She was a great example of kindness and christian love, and always willing to give a hug. We are praying for God to give your hearts and minds peace and comfort at this time, while we also give thanks that Aunt Mary is in Heaven with the Lord. Though we do not get to see each other very often, you are always loved and thought of.

Bud Saywer

November 5, 2019

Our hearts go out to the family and friends, God bless you all. Mary and I were neighbors growing up on Hawkins and Jordan Road and though we had not seen each other for many years, we were able to renew our fiendship through facebook and share the pictures of our families and our lives. I am thankful that we were allowed to do that and I will miss her Christian influence on her facebook posts. Pray that God would comfort family and friends for I know that would be Mary's prayer.

Marcy Davis

November 4, 2019

Thoughts and prayers with the family..