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Phyllis Hodges Mann

June 12, 2020

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Phyllis Hodges Mann, 90, of Concord went to be with the Lord Friday, June 12, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill Mann; her parents, the late Bedie Elizabeth Hodges and Clarence Marvin Hodges, Sr.; brothers Clarence M. Hodges, Jr., and Thomas E. Hodges.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters Faye M. Routon (Mike) of Madison Heights, Bobbie M. Bourne (Richard) of Concord, and Tommie M. Lawhorne (Kenny) of Concord, Sarah H. Feagan of Lynchburg; 10 grandchildren DeeDee Hicks, Eric Bourne, Lori Burnette, Geoffrey Bourne Carey Feagan-Allocco, Michael Routon, Sean Routon, Cheria Bliss, Kevin Lawhorne, Nichol Williamson 14 great-great grandchildren; sister Carolyn H. Crosby (Charles) Orlando, Fla., sister-in-law Josephine Hodges of Bedford and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was raised in Lynchburg and New London and was a graduate of New London Academy being active in womens sports. Phyllis will be remembered for the wonderful mother, caregiver and friend that she was to all. She was a long-time member of Tyreeanna United Methodist Church where she served as a certified lay speaker, and a member of the choir as well as a Sunday School teacher.  She often said she taught all classes except the adult men’s.

She retired from B & W and was an early member of Concord Rescue Squad Women’s Auxiliary, often acting as “victim” in training exercises.  An avid gardener and teacher that leaves a legacy of having raised strong women. She was very active in mentoring to youth in 4-H and the MYF.

She leaves behind many lifelong friends from her church, her neighborhood, and her work.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, burial to follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Phyllis’ home at other times.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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