MARYLYN JUANITA (WEAVER) HODGE was born April 20, 1924 to the late Quincy and Mary (Miller) Weaver in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the youngest of five sisters who all predeceased her (Ethel May (Weaver) Williams, Aletha E. (Weaver) Thompson, Adele Elizabeth Weaver, and Quintessa Martha Etta Weaver). Marylyn departed this life May 28, 2017 to receive her heavenly rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Marylyn professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Corinthian Baptist church, where she was never ashamed to proclaim the goodness of the Lord in her shouts of praise. She served on the Usher Board, Missionary Society, Culinary Committee and the United Choir for many years.
She attended Avondale School, and Hughes High School where she graduated in 1942.
She was employed at the University of Cincinnati for 45 years as a Chef de Cuisine where she prepared the most exquisite canapés for the university presidents and slipped some of it to the students (and her son). The only time this work was interrupted was during World War II when she volunteered as an assistant aiding wounded and injured soldiers returning from the war.
Marylyn and the late Isaac Edward Hodge were united in holy matrimony; and, to this union, they were blessed with three children: Isaac Darryl (Pamela), Michael Edward (Melody), and Marianne Elizabeth (Gordon Kennedy). Many memories of a household filled with Christian love, discipline and happiness abound in our minds and hearts. Stories about our mother’s love for traveling were often funny and inspiring. Marylyn loved the Smoky Mountains. On any given Saturday morning, she would get the kids together and drive to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for breakfast at the pancake house. Although there were stories of her fear of flying, she did fly to Israel, Egypt, and Alaska. While in Alaska at “eighty-something” years-old, she went white water rafting with her daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren. With her love for gardening, you would often find her at the nursery picking out plants and flowers for her yard. No matter when you would ask her how she was doing, her answer would always be “I’m Still Young and Finger Popping”.
—God is truly amazing and blesses incredibly beyond what can be thought or imagined.
Marylyn leaves to cherish her memory: three loving children; eight grandchildren, Breen, Isaac, Dennis, Aaron, Jason, Jessica, Ashley, Morgan, and Meagan; 14 great-grandchildren; one niece, Adele (Williams) Patterson; one nephew, Ezell Williams Sr.; and, a host of other relatives and friends.
Time is too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love, time is Eternity.