Sonja Suit Hodges, 80, of Augusta, Georgia passed away September 11, 2021, in Sharpsburg, Georgia; her sisters Margo and Nell were by her side. Her sister, Nell Hoffman, and nephew, Mark Clayton, were assisting with her hospice-homecare.
Sonja, born on April 9, 1941, to Doshie and Huey Suit of Fruithurst, Alabama, was the fifth child born into a family of eleven children. Sonja enjoyed sewing and home economics throughout her school years. She followed her sisters to Miami, Florida where her focus shifted to “pen and ink” book-keeping. She did some print media modeling and was rumored to drive her “little sportscar” too fast at times.
After relocating to Atlanta, she was introduced to Will Hodges of Ormond Beach, Florida. The two were “quite the pair,” marrying after knowing one another for only two weeks; they remained married for 52 years until Will’s death in 2017. Sonja kept a beautiful home with a passion for fine china, antique Irish linens, and sewed most all of her own curtains, tablecloths, and pillows. Three years after their marriage, her daughter was born with an illness that required her dedication. Being a mother was one of the most important parts of Sonja’s life. As she took care of her child, she took care of other children as a volunteer at Egleston Children’s Hospital, a role that gave her much pride. She was an excellent mom and caretaker to Shannon, a mischievous, fun-loving “Grammy” to Liam, and a vibrant part of the lives she touched.
In addition to both parents, Sonja was predeceased by her sister Myrtrea McCrary, her sister, Margie Sperazz, and her husband, William Hodges. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Hilton Powell of Charleston, SC, her grandson Liam Hodges of Augusta, GA; her loving sisters Marvie Wright, Myrl Buschusen, Margo Ivey, Nell Hoffman, and Trisha Greif; her loving brothers
Dogs, cats, and birds of all shapes, sizes, and breeds were Sonja’s biggest joy. Once, she helped deliver two litters of kittens by two different mother cats within two days of each other. She took care of all 26 cats until they were adopted by good homes. During her life, she cared for over thirty-five cats, seven dogs and two birds. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society. Her dream was to make sure all animals had a place to call home and a tummy full of “bites.”
Following her wishes, no service or memorial will be held
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