Morsell Emmett “Bob” Hodges Family
"Bob" - Morsell Emmett Hodges born Sept. 16, 1902
in Cedar Green, Va. died September 4, 1996 Plymouth, Marshall county, Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery.
son of Charles Hodges and Virginia Morsell
he married Dec. 20, 1930 Chicago, Cook county, IllInois Thelma Scott
born July 31, 1905 Mexico, Missouri. died March 15, 1990 Silver Spring, Maryland buried Culver Masonic Cemetery
daughter of William Roy "Sheep" Scott and Lillie Mae Duley
Charles Morsell Hodges III born 19 Aug 1944 Death: 11 Nov 2004 - Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland,
Beloved husband of Antionette "Toni" Hodges; mother-in-law, Annie Simmons of Buffalo, NY; father of Charles "Charlie" (Sherrie)
Hodges and Jason Hodges. Also survived by one grandchild, Sophia Leona; one sister, Thelma Moorehead of St. Croix, Virgin
Islands; four nephews, Wiley Simmons, III and Jamon Simmons of Buffalo, NY, Shelley Moorehead of St. Croix, VI, Christopher
Moorehead of Chicago, IL; two nieces, Monique Alexander of Buffalo, NY and Mercedes Alexander of Silver Spring, MD; two
brothers-in-law, Wiley Simmons (Thelma) of El Paso, TX and David (Beverly) Shelton of Silver Spring, MD; sister-in-law, Diana
Simmons of Buffalo, NY; and a host of other relatives and friends. A gathering will be held on Thursday, November 18 from
10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at HINES RINALDI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD.
Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. - The Washington Post
Nov. 14, 2004
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Charles M Hodges
Service Info.: 1ST LT US ARMY
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1944
Death Date: 11 Nov 2004
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211
Buried At: Section 8-Aa Row 3 Site 1
Find-a-Grave has him also buried at Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver
Marshall County Indiana
married Anoinette S. "Toni" SImmons
Charles Morsell "Charlie" Hodges IV
Jason Scott Hodges
||Thelma Lilllie Hodges born July 28, 1939 Plymouth, Indiana death January 26, 2015 Queen’s Quarters St. Croix Virgin
Thelma Lillie Hodges Moorhead, long time St. Croix resident, age 75 of Estate Ruby departed this life on January 26, 2015,
in the company of family at her residence in Queen’s Quarters and took her rest among the ancestors.
Thelma was born in Plymouth, Indiana on July 28, 1939 to Morsell Emmett “Bob” Hodges and Thelma Scott Hodges, who
both preceded her in death, and enjoyed a vibrant and lively childhood in Culver, Indiana where she had extensive family
roots and ties
Thelma and her family lived in a lakefront home on Lake Maxinkuckee on Culver Cove.
Because Culver was the summer home to many national corporate executives, Thelma began to hone her culinary skills during
the summers at the home of the president of Bell & Howell Company and others. As a teenager, she was known for her
creativity in cooking and sewing and loved to have fun.
Thelma received her early education in Culver where she attended the town’s elementary and high schools. After graduating
from Culver High School in 1957, Thelma attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland where she joined the Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority and was very active on campus. A year later she transferred to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
to be closer to home. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Virginia Union University in Richmond,
Virginia in May of 1964.
In the Fall of 1964, Thelma moved to the US Virgin Islands to accept a teaching position on the island of St. Croix. Soon after
she met and was courted by Mr. Raymond Alexander Moorhead and in 1972 they were wed and from their union had two
sons, Shelley and Chris.
On January 25, 1975, Thelma chartered the St. Croix Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. along with a
small group of women on the island and became the inaugural president of the organization and for 40 years served the
Deltas in executive capacities such as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary and made her
home the “Delta House”, often hosting meetings, functions, and events for the sorority.
In the years of her sons’ childhood, Thelma and her boys were inseparable. She was often seen with them at meetings, at work
and at play. From the tennis court and bowling alley to her schoolroom and Delta meetings, Thelma’s boys would be seen at her
side. With them she traveled near and far and returned annually to Culver, Indiana where they spent summers with her parents
and extended family.
After her divorce, Mrs. Thelma H. Moorhead returned to school to further her education and obtained a Master’s Degree in
Education from the University of Phoenix. Her career as an educator, which spanned more than 3 decades and touched the
lives of countless children and families on the island of St. Croix, began at the Juanita Guardine Elementary School and continued
at the Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School where she taught 3rd grade for more than 20 years, later became a guidance counselor,
and retired after 35 years of service in the Virgin Islands Department of Education.
After retirement Mrs. Moorhead enjoyed traveling the world. She went on many cruises, attended several Delta conventions,
visited family abroad, and journeyed the length and breadth of the earth seeing many countries and leaving no continent
unvisited. She was very active in her home owner’s association, operated a catering business out of her kitchen and had many
clients who enjoyed her cakes, pies, and special dishes.
Her chief joy late in life was her little honey bun Yiore. As it was with her sons, Thelma would often be seen with her grandson,
Yiore, whom she loved very much. She enjoyed attending his birthday parties, taking him to the movies and for fries at Wendy’s,
and loved picking him up at school, taking him to swimming classes at the STX Dolphin’s pool, and spending precious time with
him in her home.
Mrs. Thelma H. Moorhead is survived by her sons Shelley Alexander Hodges Moorhead and Charles Christopher Raymond Moorhead;
grandson, Yiore Ben Yehuda Moorhead; nephews, Charles Hodges, Jr. and Jason Hodges; sister-in-law, Antoinette Hodges and
loved ones too numerous to mention. She was preceded in death by her younger brother Charles Morsell Hodges, Sr. who died
in 2004. Mrs. Moorhead had special friends and relationships among her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters both locally and
nationally, her traveling buddies, card playing crew, members of the Rigidims Festival Troupe, retired bowlers, and members of the
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will honor Mrs. Thelma H. Moorhead posthumously at an Omega Omega Service, which is
open to the public and will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 10:00a.m. at the D.C. Canegata Recreation Center
followed by a Memorial Celebration of Life at 11:00a.m. The family requests that those attending wear bright, vibrant colors and
dress casually as they will be celebrating her life with happy and joyous memories.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to establish a Scholarship Fund in Mrs. Moorhead’s honor. Checks
should be made payable to: Thelma H. Moorhead Scholarship Fund and mailed to: P.O. Box 222682, Christiansted, VI,
married 1972 Raymond Alexander Moorhead ; marriage ended in divorce
Shelley Alexander Hodges Moorhead
ST. CROIX — Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that Shelley Moorhead, the administration’s
special advisor for external affairs, has been appointed to fill the position of secretary general to
the Inter-Virgin Islands Council News / Virgin Islands / July 24, 2016
Charles Christopher Raymond Moorhead