|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2001, USA|
My Granny was probably one of the sweetest most beautiful people that ever walked this Earth. I cannot ever remember her uttering a negative thing about anyone. She ALWAYS looked for the good in everyone. I remember that she read her Bible constantly and prayed for us all, earnestly. When she died we found letters tucked away in her Bible that she had written to God concerning each of us. She loved us all so much and we loved her. I miss her more than words and I cannot believe that she has passed away. She has left an emptiness in our lives but we know that one day we will see her again. She is right where she wanted to be...in Heaven.
Sylvia (Granny) died on her 79th Birthday. What a glorious gift, to be born into Heaven on the anniversary of your Earthly Birthday!
But, the odd thing about this was:
Granny got sick on Friday and was admitted to the hospital. Saturday her health worsened. On Sunday, the doctors advised all the family to come in because she was slipping in and out of a coma and he expected her to be gone very soon. On Sunday, I sobbed and prayed at her bedside and told her that she HAD to get up that we were going to have her a birthday party on Wednesday. On Monday she was awake, sitting in her bed and talking to everyone. I honestly thought that my selfish prayer had been answered and she was going to recover. On Tuesday, she slipped into a deep coma. We were devastated and knew that the time was coming for her to leave us. On Wednesday morning I felt the urged to go see her early and sing "Happy Birthday" to her. Normally, I would have taken my daughter to school first before going to the hospital but I felt like I couldn't waste any time. So my daughter and I got some flowers and went to the hospital, we sang "Happy Birthday" and put the flowers beside Granny's bed. I kissed her and told her that I loved her and I left to take my daughter to school. On the way back to the hospital (about 45 minutes later) my husband called bearing the terrible news that she had passed away.
I was devastated and I immediately pulled off he road, until I was emotionally able to drive again. While asking God "Why?", I realized that he had answered my prayers...she was okay and right where she wanted to be. I believe that her "sign" to us was her living long enough to humor us with the "Birthday Party". That was just like her...putting us first!
Sylvia was a graduate of Sale Creek High School and had retired from the Hamilton County School System in 1984 where she worked as a Cafeteria Manager at Sale Creek School.
She was a faithful member of the Sale Creek Church of God.
Sylvia was preceded in death by a stepson, Frank Hodge and Great Grandson, Garrett Hodge.
Willard Marion Hodge (1914 - 2005)*
Created by: Libitina1971
Record added: Sep 25, 2004
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