Mary E. Hodges
Mary E. Hodges, 84, of Longview, passed away July 3, 2019 at a local hospital. She was born September 24, 1934 in New Orleans, LA to Robert Edward Thompson, Sr. and Eva Wood Thompson. Mrs. Hodges was an entrepreneur throughout most of her life. She was able to get an idea for a business from an idea to an actual product. She has had a pie shop in New Orleans, got her real estate license and sold houses, started a construction company and actually started building houses, built dog beds and sold them, and lastly started an online business, where she was designing, sewing and selling square dancing outfits online. She was not without help, throughout the years, she would also bring in as many family members as she could on her adventures.
Mrs. Hodges is survived by her husband, James Hodges of Longview; children: Donnie McDaniel and his wife Pauline of Longview, Diane Cooper of Longview, Bob McDaniel and his wife Lynn of Covington, LA, John McDaniel and his wife JoAnn of Pensacola, FL, Mary Jo Hastings of Longview, Janet Phillips and her husband Hank of Diana, James McDaniel and his wife Debbie of Madisonville, LA, Garry Hodges and his wife Shelley of Richardson, and Brandy Boatwright and her husband Justin of Tatum; and well as a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Robert Thompson.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home, 5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials in Mary’s honor to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donate.

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