Leila Jeanette Hodges

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January 11, 1938 ~ April 3, 2021

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Leila Jeanette Hodges, 83, of Bryan, passed away on April 3, 2021 in College Station. Graveside services are set for 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Alexander Methodist Church Cemetery in Tabor.

Leila was born on January 11, 1938 to Samuel and Della Graham. She was a wonderful Mother, Nanny, Great-Nanny and Aunt Nette. She was also a talented crafter and artist.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Sammy Graham, her sister Ruby Jones, her husband Fred Hodges and her son Wayne Hodges.

She is survived by her sister Bernice Lisenbe, her son Randy Hodges and his wife Mary, her daughter Sharon Newland and her husband Waine, her daughter-in-law Judy Hodges, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that you make a donation in Leila’s name to one of the following charitites: The Heart Foundation, The American Kidney Fund, The American Cancer Society or Hospice Brazos Valley.


Graveside Service: April 7, 2021 10:00 am

Alexander Cemetery
5314 Alexander Road
Bryan, Texas 77808


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  1. Thank you God for blessing me with such a wonderful loving Aunt…. you will be missed and are loved by us all. I will treasure all the beautiful memories … I love you Aunt Jeanette

  2. I have learned so much from you through all these years. Having you as a Grandmother is and was such a blessing. I will always remember our trips we all had together and being partners on crime at the dollar stores and good will. I will miss you, but I know you are watching over is all. I love you a bushel and a peck.

  3. To My (Adopted MOM) – Mom I will Miss YOU Very Much So — But I know you are in a Far better place than any of us. You are now reunited with Fred (Papa) & Wayne Etc..You were the VERY BEST Mom-In-Law Anybody could ask for EVER!!!!! I made a promise to you and I’m going to keep it for ever. It will not be the same around here with out you but, with all the Stuff that You taught me as a Person it will be easier. I have so many thoughts that I can’t seem to find the words for so I’ll just say — That I Love & Miss You Dearie! Thank You For Letting Me Call You (MOM)!! Until we meet Again Mom…
    Waine Newland Ist

  4. My deepest condolences to the family. I was so saddened by the news of “Aunt” Jeanette’s passing.

    I am honored and blessed to have know Jeanette. She was a very special person – so loving, kind and FUN !! ( and she could cook )
    My life was truly enriched just by knowing her.

    May God wrap his loving arms around you ALL and comfort you during your time of sorrow.

  5. You were and are my Mom, my teacher and most of all my friend. There is a big hole in my heart but it will be filled with all my memories of you and your love. I love you mom and will miss you until the day I join you and the rest of the family.

  6. To the entire family, I just learned today of Jeanette’s passing. She was a very special person and my Mama’s dear, lifelong friend, they traveled many miles, shopped many “thrifts” and garage sales and had many adventures together over the years and now they are reunited again. You are all in my prayers. Amy “Cobb” Deaton

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