Gwendolyn E Cody


Gwendolyn Elizabeth Cody, 69 passed away on Tuesday February 2, 2021, at her residence. She was born on February 24, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio to Gwendol and Daisy Kenney.

Gwen graduated from Columbus East High School. She was a devoted Military Wife, Mother and Loving Grandmother. She worked at Ohio State University until retirement.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Gwendol and Daisey Kenney; Husband, Willie L. Cody; Granddaughter, Tyreshia Cody and sister Toya Kenney-White.

Gwen leaves to cherish her memories her children, Maurice (Ronda) Cody, Kizzy Cody, Zwata Cody, Shawn (Daluana)Gammon; Bonus Daughter, Carolyn Preston; Sisters, Patricia Alexander, Gail (Charles) Curtis, Marcia Durroh, Donetta Sellers; Brother, Keith Williams, Sister-in-law , Barbara Cody; Brother-in-law, Eugene Cody; Grandchild/Daughter, Kizzy Burris, Grandchildren, LaQuann, Maurice Jr., Senteria, Dashraun, Demetriace, Talia, Dondi, Tomonque, Shaman, Quatalyn, MaJanae, Deja, Dela ; 11 Great-Grands, Bonus Granddaughter, Kendall as well as a host of Nieces and nephews.

Gwen loved everyone and was a joy to be around.

Public Viewing at 1:00pm followed by a Private Visitation at 2:00pm and Private Family Funeral 3:00pm Saturday, February 13, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask and Social Distancing are required.

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  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences.
    May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Thinking of you all.

  2. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Tammy Green-Banner/Green Family

    My condolences to the Cody family.
    I would like to thank Mrs. Cody for the short time I’ve known her, the instant care and love she offered. Beautiful person inside and out, and treated me as family.
    You will truly be missed Mrs. Gwenie, love Tammy❤️

  4. Frances l> smallwood

    To The Cody Family
    My deepest sympathy to all of you as I read the obit on the passing of Gwen, will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers .

  5. Debra Berry Newsome

    R.I.H. Cousin Gwinny!! Thankful for you as I remember how we were up to our knees in in labor..trying to reach Willy’s kept falling down it was hilarious..after 30mins..we were on our way..hours later My Daughter was born.. We have often laughed about that time!! Later precious.. always on my Spirit..Amen!!

  6. To Carolyn, Kendall Preston and the Cody family I’m sending my prayers and condolences. I know Kendall will miss Mrs. Gwen so much. Mrs Gwen never wavered in her love for you Kendall and she will always be with you.

  7. Elwanda Mc McNeal

    “My heart is so heavy. I will miss you so very much.” May the family find comfort in knowing that ” To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD.” GOD BLESSED each one of you in the days to come. Love Elwanda & Chico.

  8. Sandra Johnson

    I will greatly miss you so very much. Exspecialy the calls and the messages you would send me. You was all ways worried about how my husband Willie was doing. Well he will be meeting up there with you in the heavens since he also has passed on. I will never forget you. Love Sandy Johnson. My deepest condolences to the family.

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