Ruth Bode

Ruth Virginia Bode

Saturday, December 14th, 1929 - Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Ruth Virginia Bode

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Virginia Bode of Slidell, LA will be 2:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home 911 Warren Dr. West Monroe with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00pm until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bode was born December 14, 1929 in Magnolia, LA and passed from this life on May 1, 2019 in Statesville, NC at the age of 89. She was married to Frank Marion Sykes until he passed away in September of 1968. About ten years later, she met and married Paul Bode who passed away in October of 2017. She is also preceded in death by her father, John Tim Welch and her mother, Nina Christine Turner True; and two sisters, Sue Taylor and Dot Hobgood.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Frank Allen Sykes and wife, Debra of Madison, MS, Timothy Dale Sykes, LTC, US Army (retired), and wife, Cindy of Slidell, Anthony Wayne Sykes and wife, Glenda of Houston, TX, and B. Ninette Guidry and husband, Danny of Metairie; ten grandchildren, Jennifer, Lydia, Marshall, Christine, Athena, Anthony, Jack, James, Trea, and Scott; twenty-four great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Daniel, Whittney, Amanda, Zachary, Natalie, Christopher, Anna, Alora, Isaac, Joshua, Morgan, Preston, Addie, Nicholette, Kendall, Neveah, Caleb, AJ, Abigail, Wyatt, Eselle, Madelyn and Charlotte; two great great-grandchildren, Eva and Harmony; also survived by a host of extended family and friends.

Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
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Shirley Dark

Posted at 03:05am
Memories of Ruth Virginia are from our early years, Her family, The Welches and mine The Darks were best of friends and close neighbors When I was three years old I was the Flower Girl in Ruth and Frank' wedding. That was 1948. They moved away with Frank;s job and four children. Three boys, then finally a girl. Would see her when she came home to visit. Glad to get to connect with her again after she and the children moved to Monroe when Frank died. We all attended College Place Baptist Church.
I am so sorry for you Sykes children having lost your Mom. Mr. Tim Welch was proud of you grandchildren.

Sarah Taylor

Posted at 11:26pm
My condolences to the Bode families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Ruth. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.


Posted at 05:45pm
Dear Bode Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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