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Ila Faye Shivor Hood

Sunday, September 4, 2022
Ila Faye Shivor Hood

Funeral services honoring the life of Ila Faye Shivor Hood of Ruston, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston with Rev. Todd Free and Dr. Joseph Fowler officiating.

Burial will follow at Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Ila was born November 14, 1932 in Wisner to Jessie and Cecil Shivor, and she passed away peacefully at her home in Ruston on August 31, 2022. She was married to the love of her life, Cecil Hood, of Corinth, for 58 years until his passing in 2011. They had one son, James “Mike” Hood. lla loved to cook, especially for her family and friends, who perhaps loved to eat her cooking even more. She also enjoyed reading and collecting cookbooks, swapping recipes, entertaining, playing cards ( specifically Canasta and Skip-Bo) and attending events, such as the Chevron Retirees’ socials and the annual Hood Squirrel Day and Shivor Christmas family reunions.

Visiting with others was another of Ila’s treasured pastimes, her favorite topics of discussion being family and her grandson Brendan, who was her pride and joy.

Ila is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil; sister-in-law, Elise Shivor; and brotherin- law, Fred Marshall.

Ila is survived by her son, Mike Hood and wife Charlie and grandson Brendan, all of Dubach; sister, Pearl and husband Bob Horton of Lake Village, Arkansas; brothers, Cecil Shivor of Marksville, Robert Shivor and wife Elaine of Calhoun; Roy Shivor and wife Sarah of West Monroe; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

The family is very grateful to the staff at Best Home Health and the special caregivers who loved Ila and cared so well for her over the last couple of years. Heartfelt thanks to Sandra Braggs, Shanitra Hendricks, Ramona Jackson, Tammy Washington, Dorothye Thomas, Kathleen Banks, Felicia Armstrong, Lamisha Wilson, Ruthie Bell, Marie Peterson and Mary Watts. Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Bain, Jackson Bain, John Carmichael, Brendan Hood, Jason Jones and Tom Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Horton and Allen Sandifer.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m., Saturday, until the time of service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Operation Christmas Child. To leave an online message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome. com.