This is the email sent out by Loni......please be in prayer for their family as the service is today. Just an FYI...Loni is the baby sister of my sister-n-law Lacy. The Lamon's Family is very special to us and our hearts go out to them as well as the Hodge family.
Our precious angel was born at 1:20 on February 19, 2009. She weighed 14oz and was 12 1/2 inches long. We were able to spend time with her and love on her sweet body. She had light brown/blondish color hair and a nose just like her daddy! She had beautiful big eyes and a sweet mouth. One of the sweetest characteristics of Maddox was that on her right hand her ring finger and middle finger were "webbed' together! I say that is special because My great grandfather Maddox and one of my male cousins on the Maddox side are the only two people who have carried that trait! So her name truly fit her to be Maddox. She was BEAUTIFUL and we know now that God has made her perfect and she is rejoicing with the angels in Heaven.
Justin and I want to thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts. We never would have made it through this time without the love and grace from our God and with the love and support from our family and friends like you. We will NEVER EVER be able to repay all of you for the time you've spent with us, the love your poured out on us, the calls, texts, emails, cards, beautiful flowers, and most of all the PRAYERS you have sent up on ours and Maddie's behalf. You all a truly been a blessing from God and we praise Him for you all!
Just to keep you updated on everything, we will be having a "celebration service" to celebrate that sweet life that God allowed to touch our lives!
Maddie's Celebration Service will be held tomorrow, Saturday February 21st at 1:00p.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens in Bessemer, AL 3115 18th Ave NBessemer, AL 35020. Phone: (205) 428-1201 (An interpreter will be provided)We are asking that in HONOR of Maddox Elise please wear PINK! We also ask in lieu of sending flowers, please consider making donations to the Alabama School for the Deaf - High School Department Indigent Children's Fund in memory of Maddox Elise Hodge.Coming from downtown Birmingham you will drive 20/59 towards Tuscaloosa take exit 113 and the cemetery will be on your right. I'm not sure where her "plot will be but I'm sure you will find us....IF you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call and please forward this email on to anyone who may be interested! Thank you again, you'll never know how much it means!
We LOVE you ALL!!!!!Justin and Loni Hodge