Marie Hodges-Recant

January 24, 1930 - September 13, 2015
Marie Hodges-Recant

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Marie Hodges-Recant, 85, of Williamsburg, passed away on September 13, 2015 at her home on Raleigh St. of Williamsburg, VA.  Born in Grundy, VA on January 24, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James and Pricy (Stiltner) Ratliff.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Francis Milton Darrell Boyd, her first husband, Francis “Frank” Boyd, second husband, Samuel Leonard Hodges, Jr., and her third husband, Isadore George Recant.

Before moving to Williamsburg, Marie had previously served as Postmaster in Honaker, VA.  Once in Williamsburg, she co-owned Heep Big Beef Restaurant and was the longtime manager of the Conway Gardens Apartments.  In her spare time, Marie enjoyed gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Marie is survived by her three daughters, Janie Boyd Keene of Lenexa, VA, Barbara Boyd Thompson of Manassas, VA, Veronica Lorraine Martin of Williamsburg, VA; three sons, Jimmy Holland Boyd of Kinsport, TN, Jerry Wayne Boyd of Honaker, VA, Samuel L. Hodges, III of Williamsburg, VA; 17 grandchildren, and numerous loved great-grandchildren.

The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Bucktrout Funeral Home with a reception to immediately follow the Chapel Service, also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.


Thursday, September 17, 2015
2:43 PM

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  • September 16, 2015
    JF says:
    He Will Call (Job 14:13-15) 1. Life, like a mist, appears for just a day, Then disappears tomorrow. All that we are can quickly fade away, Replaced with tears and sorrow. If a man should die, can he live again? Hear the promise God has made: (CHORUS) He will call; The dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he will have a longing For the work of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, For our God can make us stand. And we shall live forever, As the work of his own hand. 2. Friends of our God, though they may pass away, Will never be forsaken. All those asleep who in God’s mem’ry stay, From death he will awaken. Then we’ll come to see all that life can be: Paradise eternally. JW.ORG