A funeral service for Mildred 'Sam Lucille Hodgkiss, 85, will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Officiating the service will be Paul Navarre.
Sam was born on October 1, 1936 to James Lemuel Byrd and Pearl Frazier Byrd in Fisher, Louisiana and passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Sam was a resident of Shreveport and a tailor by trade. She was married to the late Bernard Verne Hodgkiss. She enjoyed fishing, animals and the outdoors. She was a very warm-hearted, generous, compassionate human being. She was the greatest mother and grandmother. Sam will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sam is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard V. Hodgkiss; sons, David V. Hodgkiss and Van Touchstone. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, John Hodgkiss and Glenn Hodgkiss; daughter, Charlene Fess and husband, Steve; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Hodgkiss; grandchildren, Cristina, Katie, Jaime, Rickey, Laurie and Breanna; sisters, Ruby Lamb and husband, Milton, Carol Taylor, Jackie Byrd; brother, David Byrd and wife, Connie; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.