Florenda Mae Hodges

Florenda Mae Hodges, 49, of Atkins, Ark. was called to be with the Lord on April 6, 2013. She was born on February 6, 1964 in Paris, Ark. She was the daughter of Floyd Leach Jr. and the late Patricia Olsen. She was a member of Journey Church in Russellville. Her service was held at Broussard Funeral Home in Russellville, Ark. on April 10, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her mother Patricia Olsen, her brother Floyd Meritt Leach III, her sister Jerrie Leach Ramon, her grandparents, Floyd Leach Sr. and Agate Leach, Gladys (Baily) Tweet and Louis Tweet also his second wife Leila, and her grandson Stanley O’Neill.

She is survived by her husband Michael Hodges of 24 yrs.; two daughters Christina Deeds and husband Danny Deeds of Atkins, Ark.; Tiffany Hodges of Atkins, Ark. and one son Shawn O’Neill of Topeka, KS,; five grandchildren David O’Neill, Rebecca Bonds, Danny Byrd, Micheal Aaron Hodges and Brittany Deeds. Her mother and father-in-law Ruby and Bill Hodges; her step-father Bob Olsen and her step-mother Sharon Leach; four sisters Colette McCubbin, Lynn Beckett, Tammy Love, Tina Hodges and Jackie Leach Karow and one brother Charles Leach. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker that loved her husband and family very much. She was never afraid to show her affection to others to show how much she loved and appreciated them. She was always caring and loved to make everyone feel loved and special when she was around. As she always said at the end of her phone calls and when she would leave our homes "It’s Never Good Bye, It’s See You Later". She stressed that very much to us and one day we will see her because it’s not good bye; we will reunite with her once again - in our hearts and in our memories she will remain forever.