Obituary – Jesse “Sonny” Hodges


Jesse Hodges

Jesse “Sonny” Hodges

BOSSIER CITY, LA – Services for Jesse “Sonny” Hodges, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Bill Lott. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sonny was born on November 23, 1936, in Wisner, LA. He served the community as a Lieutenant with the Bossier City P.D. until his retirement on August 1, 1981. He was a lifelong entertainer, having recorded multiple records over his career including his hit single from 1961, “Flame”. Throughout his life he always put others first and made a positive impact on everyone that knew him.

Sonny is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lee Hodges; mother, Mildred Sanders; brother, Grover Hodges; and sisters, Doris Day, Gertrude Gray, and Margie Spencer. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue Hodges; sons, Shannon Hodges and wife Patricia of Bossier City, LA, Scotty Hodges and wife Holly of Benton, AR, and Michael Stokes and wife Glenda of Walker, LA; the grandchildren who he “loved to the moon and back”, Morgan, Kylie, Chase, Alyssa, Blake, and Kara Hodges, Meredith Hill, Jessica Kotarek, Mindy Billings, and Cody Stokes; six great-grandchildren; sister, Pamela Byrd; and mother-in-law, Mildred Greer.

Pallbearers will be the Bossier City Police Department Honor Guard Unit.

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Hillcrest Memorial
Funeral Home
Haughton, LA