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Enoch Baptist Church
Friday February 12th, 2021
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Greater Harvest Baptist Church
Saturday February 13th, 2021

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E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Saturday February 13th, 2021
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Oprah Hodge

On Saturday, February 6, 2021 God picked a special flower called Oprah home at the beautiful age of 92. She was born on December 31, 1928 to John and Coatney Relaford.  She was the 7th of twelve children. Oprah grew up in Bulloch County, Georgia where her parents were sharecroppers.  The family later moved to Liberty County where they purchased 12 acres of land and built their own home.  Later, Oprah moved to Pittsburgh, PA as a young woman and met and fell in love with Moses Hodge, a sergeant in the US Air Force. They married on December 14, 1952 and began their lives as a military family. To this union were born five children: Ronnie, Paula, Jason, Erica and Tammy. Air Force life took them to such places as Delaware, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Texas, New Jersey, Arkansas, and Japan.

Oprah was a spirited individual who always had a word of encouragement or wisdom for just about anybody she talked to. She constantly told great stories and could vividly reminisce about a story in great detail from her past that made you feel you were right there with her. She enjoyed bowling, skating, playing scrabble and gardening.  She had an amazing green thumb that could get anything to grow or bring any plant back to life.  She always made time to help anyone in need whether through babysitting or childcare, house sitting, taking neighbors to doctor’s appointments or being a companion to a senior citizen (often times she was the older senior citizen!).  Once you met Oprah and witnessed her Camel Walk dance, you would never forget her.

She leaves behind five children to cherish her memories. She is survived by her three sisters Olner, Ora Mae and Barnease; two brothers Andrew and William; seven grandchildren Kwesi, Khary, Ebon, Taryn, Maya, Ayanna and Jada; two great grandsons Amir and Asani; one son-in-law Johnnie, two daughters-in-laws Carmen and Dawn and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Her two sons-in-laws Isaac and Donald preceded her in death.

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On behalf of the FBCLG YAM Fam - Our prayers are with Mom Oprahs family. She was always the life of the party and leaves an awesome legacy of love and laughter in her offspring. We are grateful to her for all she instilled in her daughter, our sister Erica. May she Rest In Peace.

Sonja Asante Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Ms. Hodge was a remarkable woman. She took an interest in us kids (Im a friend of Erica) at a time when children were seen and not heard. She encouraged me often and I didnt know why. I later realized she saw something in me I didnt see in myself. Miss Hodge was perceptive, wise, caring, feisty, determined, feminine, funny, giving, and honorable. She had a lasting impact on me and our entire community. Miss Hodge was a woman of substance ahead of her time.

Yvonne Copeland Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace, Ms. Oprah ! You were loved by the Hill Family in New Jersey. Keep Dancing.

Bridget & Family Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. My condolences to the family at this time of sorrow. May God give you strength and peace.

Marvin Strong Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to the Hodge family. I will never forget Mrs. Hodge,s camel walk! and when she told me Larry back in my day not one of them girls could hold a candle to my face. I never had a boring moment around her. May spirit spirit Rest In Peace and may the family find comfort and peace
Larry, Patsy Parkins and family

Larry & Patsy Parkins Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers and condolences to the family. She is at rest.

Travis Taylor Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Frederica King Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

I just want to say that Ms. Oprah was a original she walk that walk and talk that talk she was a person that have did a lot in this world she traveled and she let you know it she loved her cross word puzzle and she was a great dancer I was a nurse in her building and coffee was when we met she will be missed truly

Tyeisha walton Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

The day has come that Lord has called you home after giving you 92 long years on Earth. To some you growled and was ornery, but to the rest you was a misunderstood gentle, loving bear who simply liked her privacy and Word Search puzzles. To me, you was always a kind-hearted angel and I will forever miss you and all of your rambling stories. God speed, Miss Oprah!

Robert Matuszak on behalf of the Jamestown Commons community

Robert W Matuszak Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

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