Reverend Susan J. (Hodge) Ashe, 86 of Harrisburg, PA transitioned peacefully into eternal life on September 27, 2022. She was born May 20, 1936, to the late Elmo F. Hodge Sr. and Sibbie Hodge.
Mrs. Ashe was educated in the Susquehanna school district and graduated in the class of 1954.
Mrs. Ashe was married to Charles Edward Ashe Sr. for over 65 years. Reverend Susan was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Edward, son Tony L. Ashe, Brothers Theodore Webb, Elmo Hodge Jr., Charles E. Hodge and Sisters Lilly M. Phillips, Mary (Sally) Frye, twins, Elmo, and Sibbie Hodge, all of Harrisburg, and Sandra Jones of Ohio.
She was a member of First Zion Baptist Church of Edgemont. She received her Master of Arts degree in seminary along with numerous bible classes, and training sessions along with her extensive biblical library collection she built over the years to increase her knowledge of the word of God. She was ordained in 1996, licensed as minister of evangelism in 1990, Greater Harrisburg Seminary Extension, and Liberty Home Bible, member of Esther Chapter No. 1 Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Inc.
She loved gardening, sewing, watching westerns, basketball, and football. She enjoyed cooking large Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve meals for the family and specializing in everyone’s favorite dessert, and her “acquired children and friends” were never left out of the gatherings.
She leaves to celebrate her life and memory her, son Charles E. Ashe Jr. and wife Anita Ashe, her daughter Alicia A. Allen and her husband Pastor Franklin E.H. Allen, sister Patricia A. Brown, brother Melvin Hodge, sister-in-law Evelyn King of VA, grandchildren, Brandy Jo Conrad, Chandler Daviece Mathis, April Ashe, Charles E. Ashe III (Shalla Miller), Shaneea Peek (Darryl), Deucie Lee, Daniel Allen (Josie), Keith Allen, Akeelan Young, Mike Young, 10 great grandchildren, special children Bob of KW, Dortheia of VA and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives, friends.
Reverend Ashe accepted Jesus Christ in August of 1949 she was a woman of God who loved the word. She taught at the Institutional Prison Ministry sponsored by the Pennsylvania Baptist Laymen’s Movement for over 18 years where she was lovingly known as “Momma Sue.” She also received numerous certificates of achievement from other organizations.
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