Close to 200 people came to celebrate the life of Pastor Billie Eugene Hodge who died in a tragic automobile accident in Moreno Valley on March 3, 2003.
He was a fantastic preacher, said Pastor Jimmy James, St. Timothy Christian Church. He had a positive attitude and outlook on life.
Hodge, 67, was the Superintendent of the 3rd Jurisdiction of Southern California.
He was beloved by many people as evidenced by the outpouring of attendees.
According to Rev. James, Rev. Hodge was working as a security guard at the time of his death.
He was a veteran of two wars and served in the US Air Force for 20 years. He was a Pastor of Holy Deliverance COGIC in San Bernardino for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Lois M. Hodge; his mother, Malissia Hodge of San Bernardino; his mother-in-law, Florence Harris of Las Vegas, NV; a son, Billy E. Hodge II of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; 2 daughters, Lori Hodge of San Bernardino and Tracy Lucky of Detroit, MI; a sister, Geraldine Gowens of Rialto; 4 godchildren, McKenzie Maiden, Aaron Miller, Shalori Cunningham and Derrick Lucky; and 2 grandchildren.
Chapel of Peace Funeral Home in Pomona was in charge of arrangements.
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