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Jeryl F. Hodge: Passing On Her Message

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Jeryl F. Hodge is a native of Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. She grew up in Saint Thomas with her parents and in Tortola with her grandparents and aunts. Jeryl F. Hodge is a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School. She now lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She had worked at Vitelco, which is now Innovative Telephone Company, for 38 years. She is best recognized for singing locally in the eleven-o’clock choir at Christ Church Methodist. She is the wife of Irvine Hodge Sr. and a mother of two children, Irvine Jr. and Devin.

Jeryl takes a great deal of pride in recognizing the role of her late parents, Esmie and Charles Frazer, during the course of her life. In 2011, Jeryl was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 57 years old. She learned to manage her therapy throughout her life. Jeryl F. Hodge now loves to read, write, and collect information on the early history of the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Her interest in the final was to write a book about her family history as it was in her homeland.

Jeryl’s book, Save the Pages, is of special value to her for a personal reason. She and her mother had a good relationship when her mother died at age 59. Although Jeryl thought about how much she valued her mother, she wanted to write about their lives. She believes some of the stories might help resolve old conflicts and promote understanding among family members.
Another reason for writing this book is that her mother told her about her experiences growing up in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and was not able to publish them. Jeryl recalled wonderful, often-forgotten experiences and have written them on paper since she retired.

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