Jessie Smith Hodson

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mrs. Jessie Smith Hodson, 93, of Advance, died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

She was born Feb. 28, 1925 in Davie County to Floyd and Josephine Tucker Smith. She was the youngest child in a family of six children: Gurney Smith (Agnes), Irene Armsworthy (Boss), Ruby McKnight (Ernest), Grey Robertson (“Scrip”) and Norma Smith, who all preceded her in death. At the age of 22, she married Keith Hodson of Woodland, Idaho who also preceded her in death in 2004, immediately after he left the service. Her father called him a foreigner.  When she first met him, he told her his birthday was Feb. 28, the same as hers, and she accused him of lying, but in fact they were born exactly a year apart.

Survivors: a daughter, Robin Rice and son-in-law Ron Rice; grandson Adam Pitts and grandcat, Nizcia of Portland, Ore.; her buddy, Dixie Cat; as well as many friends, neighbors and relatives.

A private service will be held later.

Memorials: Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; Davie Humane Society, 291 Eaton Rd., Mocksville; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.