Vergie Mae Milstead Hodge, 86, of Mobile and formerly of Coffeeville, passed away February 17, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born May 16, 1932 to John C. Milstead, Sr. and Kitty C. Milstead in Coffeeville. A member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Coffeeville, she had been a lifelong homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Vester Hodge; daughter, Linda Cochran; grandson, Richard Matthew Zirlott and siblings, John C. Milstead, Jr., Estelle Hodge and Rada Jones.
She is survived by her children, James Michael (Donna) Hodge, William O. "Billy" Hodge, Joyce (Lee) Ammons, Judy (Chris) Zirlott, Kathy (Charles) Sessions, Debbie Huckabee, Sharon (Dale) Payne, Donna Schmitz; 24 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and 30 great, great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Cleon Kyles and Butch Starks officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be Ron Atchison, Shane Johnston, Chad Harrell, Derick Huckabee, Donald Moore, Jr. and Shawn Huckabee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Zirlott, Justin Fant, Charlie Sessions, Dale Payne and Blaine Lee.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family. May God bless each of you.
Patricia SmithJackson, AL
YOU HAVE NOW UNITED WITH UNCLE VESTER! BOTH IN THE ARMS OF JESUS!
BILLY ANDERSONWAGARVILLE, AL
A Grandma is one of life’s best gifts,
Someone to treasure all life through,
She’s caring and loving,
Thoughtful and true,
Someone who is always a special part of your life,
Someone who holds a prime place in your heart,
She’s a mentor, a confident and also a friend,
Someone on whose love you can depend.
A Grandma always has your best interests at heart,
She’s someone so dear and so good,
She’s a blessing, she’s a gift,
She’s a treasure like no other,
She’s someone that is truly wonderful.
Wherever you go, and whatever you do,
A Grandma’s love will always see you through,
A Grandma is truly invaluable,
Indispensable and unforgettable.
I wouldn’t want anyone but you,
And that’s why I’m so grateful,
that life picked you for me.
Love you Nanny,
Melinda AsburyHickory, NC
Nanny I love you and will forever miss you. Until we meet again on that beautiful shore. I'll do my best to keep peace like you always did. I love you! You taught me so much as your granddaughter I will forever cherish the memories I have of visiting yall when I was a kid! ❤❤❤❤
Jennifer fantGrand Bay, AL