Carnations 2
Official Obituary of

Mary Pearl (Johnson) Hodge

February 24, 1932 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Mary Hodge Obituary

Mrs. Mary Pearl Johnson Hodge, 92, of Youngstown peacefully departed this life February 14, 2024. Mrs. Hodge was born February 24, 1932 in Butler, Georgia. A daughter of Jack and Beatrice Smith Johnson, coming to the Youngstown area in 1952. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and loyal friend. Mrs. Hodge married James Hodge in 1982.

Mrs. Hodge was employed by various nursing homes in the area and retired after ten years from Sears Department store. She was a lifelong member of Third Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Senior Usher Board, The Adult Ensemble, and the Tribe of Benjamin.

She leaves to cherish her life, her legacy, and rejoice in her peace, her daughter, Gardenia Johnson- Persons of Columbus; her granddaughter, Myellia Studymine of  Youngstown; four grandsons, Terrance and Teddy Persons, and Gerald Jones all of Columbus, and Tony Jones Sr. who was also her caregiver of Youngstown; seven great granddaughters, Adriane, Adrianna and Ayris Jones, Mioma Gore all of Youngstown, Leslie Jones, Shamari and Trinity Persons all of Columbus; a great grandson, Tony Jones Jr of Youngstown; five great great grandchildren, Aliana and Alani Sanchez, Aleena and Ameena Gore all of Youngstown, and a baby boy on the way; a sister, Martha Johnson Groome; nephews, Will Johnson and Lionell Nelson; nieces, Veronica Groome and Denise Johnson. She will also be remembered by special friends, Earlis Mack, Pearl Jones, Lovie Mickel and Victor Thomas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, church family and friends.

Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James, who passed away October 9, 1986; daughter, Mioma Patricia Jones; son, Charles Dewey Hill; brothers, William Thomas and Charlie Johnson; and nephew, John Johnson.

Visitation will be Friday, February 23, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Third Baptist Church, 1177 Park Hill Drive.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 noon.  Guests are asked to wear masks.

Ministry of comfort, love and dignity entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Pearl (Johnson) Hodge, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Mary Pearl (Johnson) Hodge?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Mary's memory.


February 23, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Third Baptist Church
1177 Park Hill Drive
Youngstown, OH 44502

Celebration of Life
February 23, 2024

12:00 PM
Third Baptist Church
1177 Park Hill Drive
Youngstown, OH 44502


© 2024 L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility