She was born in Bertie County and grew up and lived in or near the Roanoke Rapids area her entire life.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband James Edward “Ed” Hodges, former husband Bruce Durham Jenkins and parents William Gilbert Rountree and Paline Jernigan Robertson.
She is survived by her sons Mike Jenkins of Roanoke Rapids, Chip Jenkins & Eddie Hodges of Jacksonville, FL, and stepdaughters Diane Cobb & Deborah Hodges of Greensboro, NC.; Sisters: Lizzie Jenkins (Woodland, NC), Vickie Jones (Richmond, VA), Brothers; Bill Rountree (Roanoke Rapids, NC), L.G. Rountree (Jacksonville, FL). Grandchildren Jennifer, Bruce Wayne, Nick, Logan & Madison. Great-grandchildren Christopher, Cullen & Parker. One Niece & Several Nephews.
Grace worked in Fabricating at JP Stevens for 35 years before retiring. After retiring she continued to work as a cashier with New Dixie Oil.
Grace loved keeping busy at home by cooking, cutting grass, sewing, reading or relaxing on her porch, drinking coffee and watching the wildlife behind her house. She enjoyed keeping a close family by hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and Springtime Pig Pickings. She always had an open door and food waiting for anyone that came to spend time with her.
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 pm Monday at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.
The funeral service for Mrs. Hodges will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service, with Rev. Randy Martin presiding.
Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers please donate in her name to Community Home Care & Hospice of Roanoke Rapids or the American Lung Association.
Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com