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Rev. Robert Ray "Bobby" Hodnett
  • In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please consider making memorial contributions to:
  • Little Pass Baptist Church (for Rev. Hodnett Memorial Fund)
    PO Box 171
    Charenton, LA 70523

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“So sorry to see Brother Bobby passed away. He was an encouragement in my life. I went to him for counsel when I decided to become a Christian. He...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Dana Dartez Klein - Kaplan, LA

“My sincere condolences to his family. Bro Bobby was one of a kind and was always on top of his game... like when I had shoulder surgery And no one...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Vickie Stelly - LA - Student

“Mickey and I were very sorry to hear that Rev. Bobby Hodnett passed away.You and your family are in our daily thoughts and prayers.Wayne and Mickey...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Wayne & Mickey Faraldo

“I have nothing but sweet, fond memories of Bro. Bobby and his family. RIP. And my prayers and condolences to his daughters. ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: Angel Jones - Maurice, LA

“Prayers go out to all of the family. Brother Hodnett was a true mentor for me ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Joe Pichoff - Youngsville, LA

“My deepest condolences on the loss of Brother Bobby. A tremendous loss to this community, but heaven has surely gained an angel! So go rest high on...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Tambra Verret - Charenton

“A truly wonderful person who loved everyone and helped everyone. He was always there for us and our triplet sons. He will be missed by all who knew...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Charles and Connie Pichoff - LA

“To the Hodnett Family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping y'all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.Jennifer LeBlanc...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Jennifer LeBlanc - Charetnon, LA

“So very sorry for y'all's lost. He was such an awesome Shepherd to all and loved so much. No one like him. ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Marie Henson - charenton, LA

“So sorry to hear of Brother Bobby's passing. Prayers and condolences to all his family and many friends. ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: Beth (Hebert) Hoover - LAFAYETTE, LA

“We are so very sorry to hear this. Please know you will all be in our prayers. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: LOYD AND JUDY Williams - Colfax, LA

“Brother Booby made a good and positive impression on me since I was a wee little tike. I was born in Franklin, LA but we grew up in Baldwin. Little...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Stephen Pichoff - Loveland, CO

“We are so sorry for your loss. I am Donna Dupre's sister. Bro. Bobby married Rickey and I 18 years ago. He has been special to us ever since. When I...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Rickey & Nancy Gordon - Taylor, AR

“I am sincerely sorry for your lost. Your DAD was a great man! My family truly loved him and all of you. May the Lord ease your hearts, during this...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Pam Hardy - Dry Prong, LA

“I am sincerely sorry for your lost. Your DAD was a great man! My family truly loved him and all of you. May the Lord ease your hearts, during this...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Pam Hodnett,Hardy - Dry Prong, LA

“so sorry for your loss. ya'll are in our prayerstommy , helen . thayla and delita tucker ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: thayla tucker - mexia, TX

“So sorry to hear of the passing of y'all father. There were many great memories at west end also spending nights at your parents home. Those wre the...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Emmanuel Guillot - Pattetson, LA

“So many memories with your family. May he rest in peace. He sure was a good man as well as a friend. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: Sybil and milton Lovell - Baldwin, LA

“So sorry for your loss.....Renee I will be thinking of you. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: BRENDA SMITH - Murchison, TX

“To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Much prayer for you and your family, Love you, Yvonne ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Cline - Dry Prong, LA

“Brother Bobby will be greatly missed. I can not put into words the influence he had on my life. He was a true friend and lover of God who led many...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Lynn Daigle - Blossom, TX

“We are so sorry to hear about your dad, he played such a great part in our lives when we were growing. Everytime we saw him we talk about those...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: arthur and sherri hoover Nesom jr - LA

“Such a special pastor. You shall be fondly remember and forever missed ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Opal Johns - Vallejo, CA - Friend

“What a sweet, wonderful man! I will always remember his kind, gentle soul and how he took time to help my family when my dad was sick. May God hold...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Laura Atkins - Huntsville, AL

“There are no words to explain how important Brother Bobby was to me and my family! He guided us toward Jesus because he was an awesome shepherd of...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Deena Savoie - Cypremort Point, LA

“He baptized, married, and buried by son! Brother Bobby has been in my life as far back as I can remember. Today, I can't help but think how much...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Marla Wray - Ridgeland, MS

“You will be greatly missed, but I know you and Dad are having quite a reunion, along with Miss Mary. Thank you for all the kindness. ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Roger Stouff - Family Friend

“My thoughts an prayers goes out to the family of Bro.Bobby he will be deeply missed I don't think I ever met a greater man than him He was a true...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Diana olander - Jeanerette, LA

“Hearts are broken and sad to say we will see you later for we know he has a big heart that he carried for all that knew him great man of God that was...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Harold & Kim Kelly - Franklin, LA

“Our hearts are breaking while heaven is rejoicing. Brother Bobby was truly Gods servant. Not only a great pastor, but a wonderful family friend. He...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Wendy Menard - Krotz Springs, LA

“I loved this man's heart for the Lord and for missions. He will be missed dearly, but He is with Jesus now. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Bobby Powell - Morgan City, LA

“A true man of God. He will be truly missed. ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Natashia Lancelin - Baldwin, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May our Lord Jesus Christ console your hearts...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

The death and celebration of life for Rev. Robert "Bobby" Hodnett will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Little Pass Baptist Church in Charenton. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, October 20, at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin. Visitation will continue at 8:00 am Saturday morning at Little Pass Baptist Church with services to follow at 10:00 am. Rev. Richard Debusk, Rev. Chris Holloway, and John Darden will conduct the services. Interment will be at Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, LA at 3:00 P.M. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert B Bailey, J. Logan Welch, Beau J. Bourque, Jason Smith, Micah L. Bierig, Jack Hidalgo, Cody J.Compton and Rhion B. Jordan.

Bro. Bobby, a native of Colfax, Louisiana, and a resident of the Baldwin and Franklin area for the past 50 years, passed away at the age of 85 on Monday, October 16, 2017. He was a faithful servant in the ministry for 60 plus years. His hobby was wood working and he shared his love of carving with many. His passions were missions and his sincere love for people.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his five daughters, Yvonne Hodnett Welch, Renee Hodnett Griffin (Fred), Angie Hodnett Bailey (Kent), Elisabeth Hodnett Chambers and Ruth Hodnett; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond Odell Hodnett of Colfax.

He is proceeded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Dean Hodnett, and his parents, Pete and Olive Hodnett.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please consider making memorial contributions to Little Pass Baptist Church (note in memo for Rev. Hodnett Memorial Fund), PO Box 326, Charenton, LA 70523.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.