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Marie Blaushild Hood

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Marie Blaushild Hood

Marie Blaushild Hood passed on to her forever home on the afternoon of Friday, May 10, 2024, at her home in Dubach, surrounded by her two sons. She was 94 years old. Her love for her Savior and love for her family and friends defined her life.

Marie was born on January 14, 1930, in Ruston, to Sam and Louise Blaushild. She spent all of her childhood in Ruston and was a student at Ruston High School. She graduated with the Class of 1947. After high school she attended Louisiana Tech University where she met “Tinker” Hood. They were married on January 27, 1951, and began building a life together.

Tinker enlisted with the United States Army during their first year of marriage and served for two years. Both sons, Ivin and John, were born in Ruston, where the family lived in an apartment at Marie’s parents’ house. In 1960 Tinker and Marie built a house together on family land in Dubach. It was in this home where she would live for the rest of her life.

Marie was a faithful wife, mother, homemaker, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her sister, Dorothy, remembers she was always drawn to children and children were always drawn to her. She especially remembers Marie’s attentiveness and love for their baby brother, Junior. In their early years of marriage, she enjoyed watching Tinker play baseball, and they enjoyed playing ROOK with friends.

Ivin and John fondly remember how hospitable their Mama was. She would cook three big meals almost every day and would invite anyone who stopped by the house around the lunch hour to join them at the table, insisting that they stay and eat. She always had plenty.

Most of all, they remember her devotion and faithfulness to the Lord and how much she loved being in church each Sunday as well as on Wednesday nights. Marie joyfully served her family throughout her life. She loved coordinating and cooking meals for gatherings both in her home and at her church.

She also loved watching amateur (front yard and cow pasture) and professional baseball. She was a Braves fan for many years until she changed her allegiance to the Astros. She was also a loving and generous Mam-maw to seven grandchildren who spent many weekends during their childhood at Mam-maw and Pappaw’s house.

She made some of the best southern cooking in all of Goose Creek, would fry even the smallest fish they caught, and loved playing cards and board games with her grandchildren, as well as watching nighttime shows together.

She was so proud of her 17 great-grandchildren and consistently asked about their latest activities and accomplishments. Until the past few years she hosted every holiday in their home, filled with laughter and the best aromas coming from the kitchen.

She was also a good friend. She and her friends enjoyed weekday walks and weekly lunches at Blue Light Cafe as well as gathering for ice cream at Dairy Queen following Tinker’s church-league softball. She and Tinker and their boys were faithful members of Saint Rest Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the Woman’s Missionary Union, planning both the program and prayer calendar for many years. She also served as church treasurer for over 50 years, Sunday School secretary, and served the church in various other roles.

Although she will be greatly missed, Marie leaves a legacy of generosity in love, affection, and selflessness that will be valued for all who remember her. Proverbs 31: 25- 31 describes her well: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

Marie is survived by her sons, Ivin Hood and wife Liz, John Hood and wife Liz; her grandchildren, Will Hood, Jenny Hood Cohn and husband Brian, Kimberly Hood Audi and husband Daniel, Garson Hood Woodard and husband Matt, Seth Hood and wife Vanna, Deanna White, Lance White and wife Chelse; her great- grandchildren, Abby and Sydney Hood; Meredith, Brannon and Caroline Cohn; Josiah, Andrew, Abigail and Samuel Audi; Trigger, Campbell and Larkin Woodard; Reid, Jake and Lane Hood; Kennedy and Camille White; sister, Dorothy Blaushild Mecom and brother Sam Blaushild, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.

Marie is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Milton Lavelle “Tinker” Hood; her father, Sam Blaushild; her mother, Louise Galloway Blaushild; her sister, Betty Blaushild Smith and husband Lee; her sister, Evelyn Blaushild Cuny and husband Sonny; her brother-in-law, William “Bill” Mecom; and her daughter-in-law, Trigger Stevens Hood.

Her family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to her devoted friends, Mederick Canterbury, Frances Harrison, Ann Ford, Ann Trammel, and Randy and Lisa Ray. A special thank you to Dr. Ben Grigsby and the staff at Willis Knighton Family Medicine and to her in-home caregivers who took such attentive care of her from Tender Touch Svc., LLC: Vivian Cockerham, Evelyn Andrews, Phyllis Jackson, Sherry Cabrera, and Debra Green; as well as caregivers Susie Cox and Patricia Ellis.

A celebration of Marie’s 94 years of life will be held at Saint Rest Baptist Church in Dubach, on Wednesday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m., with Dr. Randy Ray officiating and Lisa Ray leading worship. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 1:30.

Following the service, her interment will be held at the St. Rest Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons Will Hood, Seth Hood, and Lance White; as well as her grandsons-in-law Brian Cohn, Daniel Audi, and Matt Woodard; and her nephews Rusty Woodard and Brian Woodard.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes. com.

Mom, We are proud to be your sons … We are proud to come from a loving family and a good home … We are proud of all the values and traditions you have taught us throughout the years … And we are proud of you … the kind, loving mom who always gave us your best.

Love, Ivin and John