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Meryn Elizabeth Hodges

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“We miss you and that wonderful smile so much... bless you.Love, Grandpa Dan and Grandma Renee ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Grandpa Dan Brunet - Kettering, OH

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Prokurat Franks - Warren, MI

“My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. Take it one day at a time. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Janice Mendell - Macomb, MI

“Dear Meryn, Your were my best friend since kindergarten . I loved how you smiled and how you hugged . You were a beautiful girl. I thought...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Lainey Theut - Romeo, MI

“Dear Kristin, Scott and Adam, Our family all loved Meryn so much! Her hugs were the best. We all agreed that everyone was always guaranteed a...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Theut - Romeo, MI

“Our prayers are with the entire family, meryn's parents and little brother. Words can't express how saddened we are for the great loss of this...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Alex Harper - Clinton twp, MI

“Scott, Kris, Adam and family, You have our deepest sympathies and prayers in the loss of your beautiful daughter. I only had the pleasure of...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Bridget Bobick - Macomb, MI

“Hodges Family (Scott, Kristin and Adam)- We are deeply sorry to hear of the loss of sweet Meryn. Your family is and will continure to be in our...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Esposito Family

“Scott and Kristen,I'm so sorry about the lost of your sweet princess. She brought a smile to everyone's face. You and your family are in my prayers....Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Theresa Barnes

“Liz, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our DHS class is remembering you and praying for you. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Liz Garr Newman - Chicago, IL

“Meryn always seemed happy. She would smile when she would see you and say hi. Last year when I was doing lunch duty at school she came right up to me...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn M. Harrison - MI

“Our hearts are very sad at the loss of a dear friend of Christina's, we have many wonderful memories of Meryn and will always keep them close in our...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Korotko - Roseville, MI

“Kristin , Scott , Adam and family, We are so very sad to hear about Meryn's passing. Knowing she is in heaven does not take away the heart ache of...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Jaczkowski Perkins - FL

“Dear Meryn, Congratulations on making it to Heaven. I know you are there because you are always nice, and you love Jesus and everyone. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Chris Fisher - Chesterfield, MI

“Scott & Kristen Your family walked together through many journeys of life with pride & adoration. Meryn You will always be our special angel. You...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Jackie & Mel Janney - MI

“After reading the obit, it is evident that Meryn was a special child of God. She was loved by many and will missed by anyone who knew her. Now she...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara and Shirley - MI

“We are so sorry to read about your granddaughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: John & Mary Felix

“I have never met such a good sweet loving best friend I know she has left her footprints on the world and will always be my best friend . Grace Kline ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Grace kline - Clinton township, MI

words of prayer “How can you begin to say good by to one so young? I remember the day your Mom came to work telling us she was going to have a baby!! she was floating...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Raye Gritzinger - Utica, MI

“Though our visits with you were far too few, those visits we did have will always be cherished...Love and miss you. xIjUe Grandpa Dan and Grandma...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Dan Brunet - Kettering, OH

“I only met Meryn when she was just a little one, a beautiful and happy little girl. I have seen many photo's of her through the years and can say...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: GAIL WILLINGER - Mt Clemens, MI

“I am saddened to hear of Meryn's passing. Her time with us on Earth was much too short. We must take comfort in the fact that she is now with the...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer Gentz - Warren, MI

“May God grant your family peace. Please know your St.Mary and St.Peter families are praying for you and are there for you. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Donna

“I feel blessed to have known Meryn - such a sweet girl. Heaven will be filled with her many hugs. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Sheryl Hunter - Royal Oak, MI


When Meryn Elizabeth Hodges closed her eyes to playfully imagine, there is no doubt she could easily envision herself in an elegant, purple dress, bedazzled with diamonds and a tiara that created sparkles that danced across the walls of her castle. But this should be of no surprise; anyone who was nicknamed "Princess" by Father Cooney must have been quite deserving of the title. Yes, this sweet, playful young lady meant the world to her family and touched so many people in her short but full ten years on this Earth. Today, we take time to honor our Princess and remember her for all that she meant to us.

Meryn greeted this world on the warm Spring day of June 1st, 2004 and with her birth, became the firstborn child to Scott and Kristin Hodges (formerly Brunet) in Detroit, Michigan. As a toddler, Meryn could not have been more active; she loved being on her feet! She was enrolled in the Mary Skiba School of Dance in Clinton Township and even at such an early age, Meryn learned each step carefully and couldn't wait to get home and show her parents all she had been taught that day. Whether it was dancing, acrobatics, ballet, tap; it was obvious Meryn was going to be a graceful starlet wowing audiences as she danced and performed across the stage.

When Meryn was five years old, she became a big sister to her brother, Adam. With his birth, Meryn not only gained a brother, but her best friend for life. You would rarely see one without the other. When they weren't playing house outside, you would find them just sitting together laughing at some inside joke that could only be understood by an inseparable big sister and little brother.

Meryn was a student at St. Mary Catholic School in Mount Clemens and always did her best on her homework and getting good grades was a must. When Summer came, Meryn still kept her head in the books and was given daily assignments by her parents who were determined that their daughter would be educated and successful. And when she had completed her homework, Meryn was allowed to watch her favorite show, "Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel. She would giggle with delight and her laugh filled the home.

Meryn also had an eye for fashion and adored playing online Barbie dress-up. Her favorite movies were any that involved a princess and Meryn undoubtedly saw herself in all of the lead heroines. Each year, Christmas couldn't come soon enough and Meryn could hardly wait to unwrap her gifts, lovingly hugging her new clothes and dolls.

As much as she loved to receive gifts (like any young girl), Meryn also possessed an "old soul" which made her stand out and above all the rest. Her grandparents will lovingly remember the many phone conversations they had with Meryn and how she always wanted to sit with them at family dinners. Whereas most children her age would ask their grandparents for toys and presents, it was the exact opposite with Meryn. Her parents had taught her to be loving and selfless and questions like, "how are you feeling, Grandma?" and, "what did you do today, Grandpa?" will be replayed over and over in their hearts and minds forever.

Meryn possessed a child-like faith and her love of God and her beloved St. Peter Catholic Church were very important to her. And each night before bed, after a long day of homework, movies, pizza, laughs and smiles, Meryn and her family would come together for evening prayers. As she prayed, Meryn lifted up the names of her family, her yellow-lab, "Daisy," and all of her friends from school to God who always put everything on hold to listen to His blessed creation. God truly created someone special when He made Meryn Elizabeth Hodges.

On July 24th, 2014, Meryn's bright light quietly faded out and she left us all too soon. The memories of this precious child will last an eternity and she will never be forgotten. There is no better expression that can be said than what was offered by Adam upon finding out his sister had left this world for Heaven:

"Meryn can see us even if we can't see her."

She will be greatly missed.

Meryn is survived by her parents, Scott and Kristin; brother, Adam; grandparents, Raymond (Diane) Hodges, Kathy (Melvin) Dixon, Daniel (Renee) Brunet, Elizabeth (Drew) Langedock and many extended loved ones, dear friends, and her favorite dog, Daisy.

"I was blessed when she was born ten years ago. She came into the world and was sweet, smart, pretty and brave. Every time she went in the hospital, she talked to people and gave them hugs. People say she was very sweet and pleasant.
Love,
Mom & Dad"

"We will always remember Meryn's contagious smile, her special hugs and the way she always helped me to walk! I loved holding her hand.
Love,
Grandma Liz & Grandpa Drew"

"To our sweet, happy and full of life Meryn. We will miss you so much. Your loving spirit will be in our hearts forever.
Love,
Grandma Hodges"

"When I would baby-sit for Meryn, she always wanted me to take her and Adam for a walk or play in the backyard. She did not want to stay in the house all of the time and watch TV. She loved to play on the swings.
Love,
Grandpa Hodges"

"Meryn could always make you smile. Always loving and caring about everyone. She could sit and talk with you for hours. She loved talking with people.
Love,
Aunt Debbie"