LaVera Hodges


  • 48 years in Death Care Industry
  • Licensed mortician and funeral director
  • Business owner – L Hodges Funeral Service
  • Associate degree in Mortuary Science
  • BS degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Specialize in care and compassion for grieving families
  • Trained in Electronic Death Registration System


  • Mississippi Funeral Directors/Morticians Association
  • National Funeral Directors/Morticians Association
  • Philadelphia M.B. Church
  • Mu Chi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • Founder – Non-profit cancer organizations – You Are Not Alone (YANA) & Struttin Pretty n Pink
  • Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce 2023 Citizen of the Year

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