Rose Marie (Goolsby) Hodges

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May 26, 1938 ~ October 19, 2021

Born in: Hogansville, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Rose Marie Goolsby Hodges, age 83 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away October 19, 2021 peacefully after a year long battle with lung cancer.

Marie is survived by her nephew Father Gregory Goolsby, her daughter Heidi and her children Lindsey, great-grandson William, Cody and Lacey; her son Mike and his wife Stephanie and their children Brittney, Jacob, Rachel and Leslie.

Marie retired from DeKalb County School System, was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Lawrenceville an avid quilter, amazing mother, grandmother, wife and friend.

The funeral service will be at 2 pm Friday, October 22, 2021 and family will receive friends from 12-2pm before the service at Wages & Sons Funeral Home – Gwinnett Chapel 1301 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, Ga 30046. Marie will be rejoined with her loving husband Bill at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marie to FUMC of Lawrenceville – Joy Class.


Visitation: October 22, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Memorial Service: October 22, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. Marie was the backbone of vsp for years. We would not have been succesdful without her smile humor and hard work
    We will all miss her

  2. Marie was a delightful person. She was a fantastic Sunday School teacher. She made the lesson so interesting. She must have been a fantastic teacher. Prayers for her family.

  3. CandleImageHeidi and family,

    My deepest condolences. Marie was such a lovely lady!
    Let us know if you need anything.
    Love ya,

  4. I was in Bible study class with Marie many years ago. I will always remember her wisdom and wit. She always made me smile. God bless all of you at this time.

  5. Our sympathy is extended to Marie’s entire family for their sad loss of one of God’s favorite children. Along with her many friends and acquaintances, we will miss her, her funny stories, that unique hearty laugh, gracious spirit, and faithful living.

  6. CandleImageEven as we grieve her loss, Heaven is smiling with Marie. She gave us many years of her love and laughter from the early days at St. Timothy UMC where we shared church activities and barbeques to our later fun outings as “bodacious” Red Hat ladies. Marie was filled with light and leaves us with dear and special memories that will never fade.

  7. CandleImageDear Heidi and family,
    I have fond memories of you Mom from high school. She was always smiling.

    My condolences

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