Wilma Blanch (Blankenship) Hodges was born June 21, 1933 and ended her life’s Journey Wednesday morning June 23, 2022 at the age of 89. She was a long-standing member of Ole Bethel Baptist Church in Doyle, Tennessee.
Wilma was preceded in death by her Loving Husband J.C. Hodges her Parents John and Anna Lou Simmons Blankenship; brothers Earl (Lorene) Blankenship, Landon (Nina) Blankenship; sister-in-Law Betty Blankenship and her great-grand-daughter Angel Grace Johnson.
She is survived by her sister Doris (Hubert) Davis, Brothers Johnny Blankenship, Wayne (Annette) Blankenship, and Gary (Peggy) Blankenship; children known as “The Six Pack” Kathy (Jr.) Johnson, Carolyn DeLong, Teena (Steve) May, Tim (Teena) Hodges, Terry (Angie) Hodges, Tracie (Keith) Graham; grandchildren Chasity (J.P.) Dodson, Jeremy Johnson, Eric Delong, Angie Stingley, Amos Powers, Nola (Chris) Green, Jasper Powers, Ramon (Vanessa) May, Christina May, Matthew May, Trenton Hodges, Treston Hodges, Kaytlyn Franklin, Dalton Stallings, Branson Farley and Sawyer (Amy) Graham; great-grand children Jon-Tyler (Allison) Dodson, Tilly Dodson, Wesley Johnson, Kinzie Johnson, Bailey Johnson, Lilah Johnson, Colton DeLong, Nevaeh DeLong, Terry Kade DeLong, Haylee Stingley, Cameron Stingley, Alli Green, J.C. Green, Noah Green, Austin Roberts, Tristan (Kassey) Roberts, Riley McCurry, Lavarius May, Symia May, Oakley Stallings, Ava Dodson and Baby Graham due November 2022; and great-great-grandson James Luke Dodson and Baby Dodson due October 2022, Caden Roberts.
Wilma was not only a great Mother to her Six Pack, but shortly before starting a family she held a teaching position with Bledsoe Board of Education where she loved and coached her Basketball team to several wins. She worked many jobs through her life but the most rewarding was working with children and the elderly shortly before her retirement. Since retirement, she has had many adventures and travels with her Family. Her last request was to pass from this World in her home, her children made these last few days as comfortable as possible.
A Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 27 at Spencer Funeral Home with Brother Jeff Randolph and R.C. Christian officiating. She was laid to rest at Hodges Cemetery beside her beloved husband J.C., whom she has asked for many times over the last few weeks. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made to the family at spencerfuneralhome.net