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Helen Jean Hodges-Phillips
February 17, 1944 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Helen was born February 17, 1944, to the parents of Curtis Lee Hodges and Ruth Mae Johnson.
She gave her life and love to the Lord at an early age and was baptized at Hills Chapel Baptist Church in Athens. Later in life she united with the Apostolic Faith. When talking to Helen, she always included her conversation with “I’m Blessed and Highly Favored and God is My Everything”.
Helen attended Athens High Industrial School and graduated in 1961. She was Very intelligent and graduated one year above her class.
Helen moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee in the early 60’s, later in her life, she moved to Evanston, Illinois. While there she met her husband of 25 years, Albert Phillips who preceded her in death in 1999.
She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years and enjoyed taking care of people. Helen had a joking and laughing personality, she could make a joke out of anything. Helen loved to dance in her younger years.
Helen loved writing poetry. Her favorite song was “Every Praise” and her favorite color was PURPLE. She would bless her spiritual leaders with food (groceries). Helen will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father: Curtis Lee Hodges, Mother: Ruth Mae Johnson, Sisters: Lee Delle Hodges and Sheila Kawan Johnson. She is survived by three sisters: Mae Joe Ford, Brenda Miller and Fay (Roger) Pope, one brother: McKinley Hodges, a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.