OBITUARY

Johnette Hodge

September 8, 1949September 10, 2020
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Johnette Hodge was born on Sept. 8, 1949 to Leroy Hodge, Sr. and Jessie Mae Swinson Hodge in Oak Ridge, Louisiana. On Sept. 10, 2020, two days after her 71st birthday, she peacefully transitioned and is now reaping the reward for a life well lived.

The second oldest of three children – Leroy “Buddy” Hodge and Daphne Hodge – Johnette was the designated leader of the Hodge siblings. From her early years to her final days, she displayed leadership, compassion and generosity that became the hallmarks of her life.

After graduating from Morehouse High School, Johnette attended Grambling State University, earning a degree in 1972. Months after graduating from her beloved alma mater, she joined her older brother in Las Vegas and began a long career with the State of Nevada.

Over 34 years with the State of Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Johnette earned a tremendous respect from her colleagues and superiors as well as from the public. As evidence, friendships begun during her career lasted well into her retirement.

A devout Christian, Johnette had a servant’s heart – always extending a helping hand to family and friends in need – lending money, giving advice and buying clothes. Lots and lots of clothes. Next to shopping, her favorite indulgences included traveling (cruises to Haiti, Cuba, Alaska, etc.), dining out, walking with her fitness crew and doting on her grandchildren.

Johnette was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Hodge Sr., and Jessie Mae Hodge and her sister, Daphne Hodge. She is survived by her brother, Leroy Hodge Jr. (Iberia), her two children – Damon (Eboni) and Darnina Hodge – two grandchildren – Jahi and Zahra Hodge; all of Las Vegas – along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a large contingent of loving friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Linda Garcia

September 10, 2021

Wow, can't believe you left a year ago. My memories of you were your smile n always willing to be there when needed whether it was work or personnel. ❤❤

Palisa Sturgis

October 1, 2020

Johnette, will be greatly missed. She was a sweet spirit and a gentle soul. She was a mentor and I will always treasure our friendship. 💕
My prayers and condolences to the Hodge's family.
Love, Lee & Palisa Sturgis

Ronald Thomas

October 1, 2020

To the HODGE family:
You have my deepest sympathy...upon my hearing of Johnette's passing a part of me wept with your family. I will always remember her, Johnette was a dear friend to me, always willing to help, she would guide me, advise me , as well as encourage me. .."oh; how will I miss. Let's find comfort in knowing that she is resting in peace. I pray the family will continue to pray and remain strong.
Love,
Ronald Thomas

Debbie Porter Greene

September 30, 2020

Johnette was a positive role model cousin. I remember her caring and loving ways when we were together in Louisiana with our grandparents. After Johnette graduated from Grambling University in Louisiana she moved to Las Vegas. Johnette was always welcoming and kind when my family and I would visit. I cherish Johnette was my cousin. Peace and Love, Debbie Porter Greene

Ebony Houser

September 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. Ms. Johnette was the kindest, hard working, and thoughtful person. She embraced me and my children as family and always greeted me with a hug. She will be missed. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Love,
Ebony and Family

Humana Walking Group Humana

September 29, 2020

A Farewell to Grace & Dignity.

Our little walking group has lost one of our own, Johnette Hodge, a gracious woman who always greets you with a big smile and arms outstretched ready to give a big hug.

Most of us have had the pleasure of knowing Johnette for several years since 2013.
As a group we not just met regularly at the park, we often socialized outside walking group as well. Bud, one of our senior walkers, often takes the group out for breakfast once a month to different places on the West side of the town to honor our member’s birthday.

Our get togethers did not end at birthday celebrations. We also celebrated holidays as an excuse to have social gatherings. As Johnette would say, "there is no reason to starve just because there is no birthday”. She loved a good meal and would make sure to enjoy every bite of her meals. Our group loves scouting new places for fun and adventure for our foodie spots. Our friendship goes beyond walking hours.

Johnette always came prepared with decorations and made sure the birthday guest received a "relevant" funny card. As Bud mentioned, “I loved the ones she gave me about my drinking habits! I loved my wine and Margaritas!”

Johnette was a fun and caring person to be around. When one of walkers was diagnosed with "foot drop" on the right foot and couldn't drive anymore, she graciously offered him a ride home many times in her beautiful Mercedes car, which she maintained in meticulous condition!

Looking back, she made the world a better place with her presence and she will be sorely missed by our little group.

Rest in peace, Johnette, and save a place for us "up there" as we will be right behind you!

With love from the walking group,
Bud, Beth, Norma, Sybil, Rolanda, Alexis, Milo, Donald, Fairon, Caitlin, and Daryl.

Delois Burch

September 26, 2020

Remembering your love one and wishing you comfort.

Johnette l am missing you so very much! Everyday it seems l have something l wish l could share or discuss with you. You were such a good friend and you had "It". Thanks for sharing the blessings you received.

Dee

Darcy Stallings

September 25, 2020

My family and I offer our most sincere and deepest condolences to the Hodge family. I pray that God comforts you all during this time of mourning and may he continue to bless you all.

Tammy Dean

September 23, 2020

I met Johnette when I started working for the Welfare Division in August of 1993. I was a 23-year-old single mother and had just moved to Las Vegas. I was so excited but also nervous about my new job and right off the bat she gave me some great advice “there will be good and bad anywhere you work and this is a good job to do while raising a family”. She was right! She was so good at her job and was an expert in SNAP (Food Stamps for us older folks) overpayments and policy. I worked with her from my first day on the job until the day she retired. I had run into her a couple times and loved to hear how much she was enjoying grandchildren and her retirement adventures. Now that I’m 3 years away from retirement I have a special thank you to her for encouraging me to stick it out! Rest in peace my friend.

Eboni Hodge

September 23, 2020

I was truly blessed to have a mother-in-love that was so loving, caring and available. You would call me with those quick check-ins to just make sure I was good because I was always running around. Always there to love and care for your grand babies. We know that you are now reaping the reward of a blessed and favored life. You were definitely a servant and we will continue to thank God for the time we had with you. Your memory will carry on. Love you!

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